The entrance remains closed and the water is at a good level. Summer has been kind to us with incredible weather, which has enhanced the fishing. Some astounding catches have been reported. Bream around the 43cm mark are around in the lake. Flathead make regular by-catch, and trevally and whiting are also exciting anglers. The most popular locations have been the mouth of the river, Swan Lake and Mud Lake.
A lake drift in the afternoons from the Mahogonies across the lake towards the river mouth has been popular to pick up a flatty for dinner. Surf beaches are firing on all sorts of baits and lures with any amount of salmon and tailor being taken. The channel is producing bream, luderick, silver trevally and tailor but be prepared to lose a bit of gear if the local friendly stingray takes your line.
Congratulations to Ports and Harbours for finally installing solar powered navigation aids on our waterways. They have been put there for a purpose, so please take note that they are there for your safety. As the warmer nights continue, it’s good family fun to wander around with a dip net and pick up a feed of prawn. Land-based fishing as been enhanced by a new fishing platform and an upgrade to the platform at Dolly’s Garden. Watch out for snakes in these areas.
After a season of exceptional rainfall, we look forward to seeing another cracker fishing season right through until winter. Please remember over our summer period to be vigilant about fire safety procedures. Our local CFA station has a 24-hour screen advising of updates.
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