Sensational Offshore Action
  |  First Published: April 2006

The fishing has been great whether you’ve been in the rivers, the estuary or offshore. Anglers have been having a ball with many bagging out. Bream, mullet, luderick and estuary perch have been on the bite in the rivers and the estuary. Those fishing from the beaches have landed salmon, shark, tailor, trevally and flathead.


Fishing above the Snowy River bridge, Chris Hodge has been landing some big bass on both worms and lures. The biggest weighed over 1.9kg and was taken on a silver wobbler.

Anglers fishing from the platforms below the Snowy River bridge have been getting bream, luderick and mullet. The best baits have been sandworms, live prawns and peeled frozen prawns. The snags in the Snowy River have also been holding some good estuary perch. Live prawns fished under a float have been very effective.

Regular visitor Percy Towan told me that big beam are on the bite with good bags taken on live prawns, both in the Brodribb and Snowy rivers.


Down towards the entrance, prawns have been running with plenty of bait and eaters getting dip netted. Big numbers of flathead have been mixed in with the prawns. Fish to 9lb have been caught on bait and lures.


Offshore, the fishing has never been better! Schools of baitfish have brought in stripy tuna and kingfish. Anglers have certainly been testing their gear and knots on them. Flathead, gurnard and trevally have also been caught in numbers with gummy and other sharks a bonus.

Peter and Glen Farley got onto a patch of stripy tuna and kingfish working inside Beware Reef. They had a reel testing time, bagging fish on Christmas tree and silver slug lures.

Luke Janson and Lionel Christy fished for flathead and also hooked up on some kingfish and stripy tuna using bluebait.

Roy Herbert and Bob Marthick caught a mixed bin of flathead, gurnard, squid and gummy shark.


The beach fishing has also been good with catches of salmon, flathead, tailor and gummy sharks. Tony Munday, Paul Lavell, Clint Voss and Kirk Laurence have all reported good bags recently. The best baits have been bluebait, squid legs and salmon fillets. Salmon are also taking Lazer and Raider lures.

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

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