As winter has set in the fishing scene’s gone quiet with the exception of the surf beaches, which are starting to fire up with some good fish.
Lance Medwin and a couple of his mates from Western Port Angling Club fished the surf beaches for a club competition. Lance fished Woolamai Beach and didn’t do too well with only small fish. His mates however, did better at Cemetery Beach, Kilcunda, landing 30 salmon to 2kg between the two of them.
At Williamsons Beach, Marco Bassano got some nice fish to 1.5kg. He said that a few days earlier they were getting fish there up to 2.5 and 3kg. The car park was full of anglers with most getting amongst some good fish.
The Powlett River has been very quiet. One local angler fished all his favourite spots and never even lost a bait.
The Tarwin River still has too much fresh water coming down it. Once it clears the estuary perch should start to appear.
I don’t have any reports worth talking about from the Cowes, San Remo and Newhaven piers because the weather has not been favourable for jetty fishing.
Below the bridge at San Remo there have still been a few small whiting about but it is fair to say that there is a lot of water mixed in with them.
Outside the entrance there are barracouta and flathead still about. Frank Natoli fished the no.13 buoy off Cowes looking for gummies but didn’t find success.
I ventured out off Somers and fished hard for six hours recently. All I could manage was five whiting around the 40cm mark. Needless to say, it was very cold and wet, and the fishing difficult.
I think that the whiting might be ‘done and dusted’ for this year. Time now for me to hit the surf beaches for sambos or chase a lake trout or two in the fresh.Reads: 5291