Good captures at the Snowy
  |  First Published: May 2015

The fishing is still great and anglers are everywhere! The Snowy River estuary is fishing at a premium with good captures of bream, estuary perch, luderick, mullet, trevally, flathead, salmon and tailor being taken throughout the whole system.

The prawns are still running, although not as big as other years. Those venturing out are getting plenty of bait prawns and are managing to get enough eating prawns for the table.

With all the fishing action going on in the Snowy River estuary, it is little wonder that some of the country’s major fishing tournaments are being held here. The Victorian and Australian Hobie tournaments were held here and Bemm River and by the reports of many of the participations the fishing was great with most getting good size bream. ABT also fished a couple of heats with participants very happy with their catch and fishing conditions; many anglers got their bag of 5 on both days.

Our local APEX Club had their annual fishing weekend and by all reports the fishing was great with plenty of bream, luderick, trevally and mullet being caught.

The surf beaches are still fishing well with plenty of salmon, tailor, flathead, mullet and shark on the chew. Best results came from using blue bait, whitebait, squid, pilchards and pipis accompanied with a popper. Many anglers prefer spinning with metal lures with light tackle for salmon and tailor.

Local anglers, after a day’s work, head for the surf beaches attempting to bag a couple of gummy sharks. On many occasions they have good results getting their bag of two well before midnight.

Offshore fishing, when weather permits, is a blast. It provides excellent fishing for every type of angler. For anglers that fish for the table there are plenty of flathead, gurnard, squid, barracouta, pinkie snapper, morwong, salmon and gummy shark. Lots of anglers have reported getting their bags of flathead as well as bagging out on gummy shark.

For the deep sea action seekers, the fishing has been hard and fast. The marlin bite that has been happening down the east coast has moved with the currents and entered our section of Bass Strait. Although the bite is well offshore the stripy marlin are here in good numbers, several have been caught and a big number have either escaped or have been released.

Closer in shore, schools of kingfish are giving anglers plenty of action from Tamboon Reef all the way down to Marlo Reef, with plenty of good reef in between.

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