Holidaymakers making the most
  |  First Published: December 2016

The weather is being kind so we are finally seeing plenty of boats out on the inlet, but the truth is that you don’t need to have a boat to experience the fishing in Shallow Inlet.

Recently, low tide has been the perfect time to fish the channel. I have experience good catches of King George whiting using pipis, and pinkies have been obliging to those using squid in the last few weeks. I have been heading out on the run-out tide in the evenings to catch these beauties.

Keen anglers Josette Peter from Narre Warren scored themselves a 6kg snapper recently, so we know those big bangers are out there you just have to be patient.

The Diment family were here on their yearly trip to the caravan park, and 12-year-old Emily caught herself a nice size gummy. He rest of the family was very proud of her catch.

This month, you can expect to catch whiting in good numbers, but don’t forget about those chasing tasty gummy sharks! The best time is five days before and five days after the full moon, and the best bait to use has been anything oily.

Make sure you look after yourself this during this heat. Protect yourself from the sun, drink plenty of water, and be courteous to other waterway users – you don’t want a mishap on the water to derail your holiday.

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