Beaut Beach Sharks
  |  First Published: December 2005

The beaches are running hot with catches of gummy and school shark reported constantly. Salmon, tailor, flathead and tailor are also on the go.

Fishing off Cape Conran has been great when weather permits for gummy shark, flathead and trevally. And then there are plenty of spiky gurnard and barracouta to keep anglers on their toes.

The estuary has been fishing well for bream, luderick, mullet and flathead. Prawns are just beginning to run and should be in full swing early in the New Year.

Kirk Lawrence has been fishing Coringal Beach and bagged a 14.5kg school shark (cleaned). It was about 5 foot long. Kirk has also been bagging out on gummy sharks using salmon fillets, squid and bluebait.

Tony Munday has also been getting into the gummies, fishing the surf down the Beach Road track. He has been using squid.

Mat Shanahan fished with five mates and got into the gummy action. Five of the six lads bagged a gummy. That’s not bad. On another outing Mat bagged a 14kg gummy (cleaned).

Not to be left out Jason Farley bagged a 15.4kg seven-gill shark (cleaned). And that’s only Coringal Beach!

The best bait has been bluebait, squid, salmon fillet and poppers.

Point Ricardo is also producing plenty of fish. One proud angler weighed in a salmon of 4.4kg that he caught on bluebait. Cape Conran and Yeerung are also productive.

The Snowy is fishing well for bream and luderick on sandworm. Anglers have experienced good results fishing the platforms along the riverbank. One lady weighed in a bream 1.69kg caught from one of the fishing platforms.

The Brodribb is also fishing well. Young Ben Webb and his mates bagged out on bream, fishing near the Tabbra landing. Luderick are in numbers around the rock areas near the second island. The best method is sandworm under a float.

For all the latest information about what’s biting where, contact Jim at Orbost Angler on (03) 5154 2440 or 0419 883 218.

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