Good fishing to be had in spring!
  |  First Published: September 2007

Throughout August, good-sized salmon to 2kg and beyond have been caught by many anglers at numerous locations including Snapper Point, the outside of the Lee Breakwall and as far as Bishops Rock.

The North Shore has produced good-sized seven-gilled sharks, along with the odd gummy shark and school shark. Local Greg Rutter and crew had a good day’s fishing landing 12 school sharks, keeping two and releasing the rest.

Numerous fishermen have also had the added bonus of mulloway up to 7kg, just to prove that they are moving past the area. A few fishermen who have ventured out past the 20m mark are catching good snapper and whiting. This is not unusual for this time of year, as long as you are getting out past this point.

For those fishing the 60m mark off Cape Nelson Lighthouse, there have been catches of morwong, queen morwong, gummy sharks, school sharks, snapper and flathead turning up at the cleaning table.

If you fish the high tides with good fresh baits, this will give you the best chance of catching a good feed of fresh fish to take home.

As we get into spring a lot more fishermen will start to venture out. With the warmer weather and longer hours of daylight on offer there will be a lot more fish exposed at a greater range of locations.

For those fishing in and around the harbour, the trawler wharf has produced recent catches of pinkies and the odd King George whiting. Off the marina, calamari squid, mullet and pinkies have been keeping the younger anglers happy. Fishing in the canal has produced good-sized black bream and mullet. This is a nice spot to fish that is well out of the weather.

For further information on what’s happening in and around Portland give the boys at Portland Bait & Tackle a call on 03 55235213 for your latest update. We are open 7 days a week from 7.30am to 6pm (winter hours). For live Portland boat ramp action log on to www.wildblue.com.au . Here’s to better fishing, more often!

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