Finally the area has received good rains. The rivers and creeks are all flowing well after months of low water levels, and this should be good for the fishing in the months to come.
The beaches are still fishing well, with the water temperature around 18ºC. Bream and whiting are still being caught, with a high tide in the morning or evening the best time to wet a line. Fresh bait is the go; beach worms, prawns and the like should get you a few fish.
The salmon are also about and they will only get thicker as the water cools down. You can expect these fish to turn up along any of the local beaches or headlands.
Well, it's yellowfin tuna time so what's needed is some good weather to allow the boats to get out there and see what's going on. Recent weeks have seen a big easterly roll making boating unpleasant. Southern bluefin tuna could turn up anytime over the next month… fingers crossed!
Reports of kingfish down around Greencape will have the boats making the long trek as the fishing down there is usually well worth it. All the usual inshore species are been caught – snapper, morwong, flathead and so on – but at times the leatherjackets have plagued anglers, biting through lines, stealing hooks, sinkers and anything that moves.
Fishing in the rivers has still been good. The recent rains dropped the water temperature but the dirty water brought the flathead on the bite. The water has started to clear now, and around this time the bigger sized tailor start putting in an appearance.
Sand whiting are still being caught on nippers and worms, with the entrance area on the last of the run-out tide the best time to wet a line. The oyster-covered rocks and oyster leases are fishing well for both black and yellowfin bream.Reads: 572