Gummy sharks going strong
  |  First Published: November 2015

Warm weather and rising water temperatures have created the perfect gummy shark conditions with plenty caught!

Over the past month we’ve had some brilliant weather, giving us plenty of opportunity to hit the surf for sharks with plenty of other species caught as well. Firstly, the salmon have gone well and while there haven’t been many, there have been some quality fish of up to 3kg caught randomly especially at Golden beach, McGaurans beach and Loch Sport.

Most anglers now are targeting gummy sharks of an evening. The water temp is good and we are seeing decent numbers of gummy sharks to 1m in length. Woodside has been fishing well, especially on weeks where slimy weed has been present; Woodside seems to get rid of the weed first after a westerly blow. In saying this Golden Beach and Loch Sport have produced some good gummy sharks as well. If the slimy weed is there, move to a different beach. The weed has been patchy recently and simply moving a kilometre down the beach can be enough to get away from it. Now is the time for 7gill sharks and they have been around in huge numbers lately with some anglers have getting them during the day as well, especially those that have been paddling out baits for bronze whalers. Over the next month, the bronzies will turn up and anglers paddling out baits to land base game fish will have a good chance of catching a big shark, hopefully the weed isn’t as bad as last season.

Next month, the big blue spot flatties will come in close and those big 60cm+ specimens will be available and Mcloughlins beach, Woodside and Seaspray.

For more information, contact Will at Allways Angling in Traralgon on 51748544.

You will get expert advice and great deals on fishing bait and tackle.

Tune into Rex Hunt and Lee Rayner’s ‘Off the Hook’ on 1242 to hear Will’s report on what’s going on in Gippsland!

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