Spring is upon us and we can look forward to another dynamic fishing season. Nature has taken its course over the autumn and winter months and ensured the health of the system.
In July we saw heavy rains, which caused the river to flood twice within a couple of weeks, but luckily the entrance was still open to let the dirty water and debris out to sea.
During the past weeks, I have had anglers, who have visited the area for many years, maintain that their most recent trip has been the best. This area just keeps getting better.
A high percentage of anglers now fish using soft plastic and hardbodied lures, and recent reports show a mixture of species in their daily catch, with anglers releasing fish under 30cm and over 40cm. Species including perch, bream, trevally, luderick, flathead, salmon and tailor have all been common.
While the entrance remains open and quite large, anglers have been targeting the channel and lake because the river has been difficult to access due to sand bars and shallow water. Frozen prawns and even cooked prawns have been successful bait for the anglers targeting bream. The surf beaches have also been productive with plentiful amounts of salmon and tailor.
As the water begins to warm the flathead will be back and prove once again that this is an angler’s paradise.
The brave hearted surf angler who ventures onto the beaches have been rewarded with quality salmon.
Book your fishing trips now to avoid disappointment!
Our Tag-A-Fish winter promotion has only just finished, so we’ll post details of winners in the October issue.
Just a reminder to all boaties – the commencement of the spring fishing season – ensure all your safety gear on board your vessel is up to speed, especially fire extinguishers, flares and PFDs. This year, the water police will target this area to make sure everyone is safe on the water.Reads: 817