Snowy system still fishing well
  |  First Published: July 2007

The Snowy estuary system is still fishing very well with bream and luderick around the 1.8kg mark. Estuary perch are being taken on the snags up the Snowy River, mullet and tailor are throughout the whole system and with the entrance open we will hopefully get an influx of new fish, including salmon, to test anglers’ abilities.

Ben Webb caught good-sized 1.8kg brown trout fishing near his home on the Brodribb River. Bruce Robinson has been regularly fishing the Brodribb up near Lake Curlip and has been getting five or six bream an outing using frozen prawn, sandworm and shell. Bruce said the bream ranged from 400g to 1kg.

At the other end of the estuary system Lake Corringle has been more productive with catches of bream up to 1.8kg. Paul Lavell and Tony Munday have made consistent catches of eight or nine bream, all caught on frozen prawn.

The surf beaches are all holding big numbers of salmon with some over 3kg. Offshore from Cape Conran the fishing is excellent, and when weather has permitted there have been good catches catches of flathead, gurnard, trevally, snapper, morwong, squid and shark: plenty of variety for all!

Peter and Sharon Kurrle have had great success fishing Marlo Reef. Their bins have consisted of flathead, snapper, pinky snapper, morwong and last outing three gummy sharks. Colin Savory and crew also got on to a good haul, bagging plenty of flathead, gurnard, squid and gummy shark. Allan Steel and Bob Marthick got in on the act with a bin of flathead, gurnard and squid. Best bait was bluebait, whitebait and Jig-Em lures.

Merv Taylor with some of his catch.

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