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March Madness at Marlo
  |  First Published: March 2007



The fishing at Marlo could not be better! The whole estuary is firing, prawns are still everywhere and the fish are here trying to eat their fill. Bream, luderick, trevally, tailor, mullet, flathead: you name it, they’re here. The beaches are also fishing well with catches of salmon, flathead, mullet and shark. Off shore from Cape Conran, are flathead, gurnard, flying gurnard, squid and shark being brought aboard in good numbers.

Anglers are having a ball! Paul Fairless and Debbie Voss bagged out on bream and luderick using sandworm in the Brodribb River above the bridge. Most of the fish weighed over 1kg. Roy Herbert did the same, with a couple of luderick weighing over 2kg, again caught on sandworm. Bob Marthick and Tom Warren also caught a good bag in the Brodribb.

The platforms along the Snowy River have all been producing good catches of bream, luderick and mullet on sandworm and prawn. Merv and Keith Light have been getting good bags of bream and luderick along the Snowy. Russell Crofts and Merv Taylor fishing at the cut in the late afternoon caught a very good bag of bream and luderick, with most of the bream over 40cm. Chris Hodge fishing above the Snowy Bridge bagged a huge 2.3kg bass on a lure.

Off shore from Cape Conran many anglers have secured good catches of flathead, morwong, gurnard, squid and shark. Joe and Pauline Connelly were fishing for flathead when they had a pleasant surprise. Joe had a second rod out with a dead bait under a balloon when the balloon disappeared. On striking Joe reeled in a blue shark measuring 7ft 10in. Not to be outdone, Peter Farley landed a mako measuring around 5ft. Tim Brunt landed another of similar size.

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