Gummies are running along all the surf beaches and big blue sharks are still biting offshore. The rivers and estuary are fishing well with catches of big bream and luderick on the chew. Estuary perch are in the snags, while mullet, tailor and trevally are on offer throughout the system.
Offshore from Cape Conran the fishing has been great with catches of flathead, gurnard, morwong, barracouta, squid and a number of shark species including blues, gummies, bronze whalers and school sharks. Luke and Terry Janson have been getting good mixed bags but their catch of the month was a blue shark measuring nearly 2.5m, caught under a balloon using a dead mullet.
Peter and Glen Farley have been getting on to some good-sized mako sharks using slimy mackerel under a balloon. Roy Herbert has been getting more than his share of gummy sharks using blue bait.
The rivers and estuary have been fishing well. Some of the notable catches include Merv Light’s bag of bream from the Snowy. All fish were around 32cm and caught on sandworm. Dean Hurl fishing Lake Corringle caught some good-sized bream using black crab bait. The biggest went 45cm, and after being photographed it was released into the back into the river. Paul Lavell and Tony Munday were fishing around Lake Corringle when they caught seven good-sized bream. Paul also landing a 48cm monster that was released. All were caught on frozen local prawn. The Brodribb River has also had its share of good bream. Len Jackson and Percy Towan bagged 19 to over 1kg, all on prawn.
All the surf beaches have seen good catches of salmon, flathead and tailor. Best baits are pilcahrds, bluebait, whitebait and poppers. Corringle Beach seems to be the best beach for gummy sharks with many good catches reported. Best bait for the gummies is squid legs.
Dean Hurl with a 45cm bream he later released into the Snowy River.Reads: 1221