Monster of the deep comes calling
  |  First Published: March 2007

With school going back its back to the weekend fishing for most, though if you can get out midweek the fishing in the evening is also good. Let’s hope the weather is fine for you all, as the fish are out there to be caught – including some monster sharks.


Gummies have been prevalent in Whale Bay with fish up to 20kg being caught. The bait of choice is trevally fillets but eel has been accounting for a few as well. While you wait for your nice piece of flake you can always bag out on the good old flathead.

Hammerheads and mako sharks have been sighted near the entrance of Port Albert with some small hammerheads being taken as well.

There are still good numbers of small snapper being caught off Manns Beach. You can always get a feed of the humble flathead out around the islands and straight out the front of the entrance at the 5 mile mark.

With the water as warm as it is it might pay for those fishing fish out wide to keep an eye open for the elusive tuna as any thing is possible this season.


Good numbers of big whiting are being taken down at Old Port and near the Basket Beacon. Pipis and freshly pumped clickers (yabbies) are the bait of choice. The top of the change of tide seems to be working for most people.

Flathead can still be found while fishing the weed beds and edges and good numbers have been taken on the balmy summer nights.

Gummies have been caught inside at Port Albert but are much smaller than the ones taken outside.

A mate Tomas Georgiu and I went fishing one Wednesday night not long ago and had a fight on our hands when we hooked up to a monster of a bronze whaler shark. We landed the fish after three hours and it weighed in at 206kg. A satisfying capture on 24kg line. We were fishing down at One Tree inside of Port Albert. Just proves you don’t have to fish outside to land the big ones.

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