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Entrances open but fishing quiet
  |  First Published: August 2007



It’s been raining and pouring which has seen the fishing become quiet. At the end of June and in early July, the floods ensured that the entrances to Lake Tyers and Lake Bunga were opened. At Lake Tyers the mouth is now about 100 m wide!

Town jetties have seen many luderick and mullet being landed from daylight to dark. At Bullock Island there have been a few whiting and flathead caught on local prawns. Bream are a little slow but should come to life with the colder weather over the next couple of months. July and August are good months to fish the upper end of the North Arm. Fish from winery to the tea rooms.

Offshore the local charter operators have reported some good catches of pinkie snapper to 2kg, as well as many reef fish on most days.

Over the last month there have been lots of salmon landed from the three beaches, with some fish weighing 3kg (though most have been around 1–2 kg). There have also been a few tailor caught on metal lures.

Lakes Tyers was at its best before it opened, with one snapper of 9kg caught. This is the best fish I have heard of for many years. There was also a tailor of 1.2m long landed. Flathead have been a bit slow with the colder weather, but the bream have made an appearance up the three arms. Nowa Nowa arm has been the pick of them, try fishing from Trident Arm to Devil Hole.

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