Marlo really moving
  |  First Published: December 2004

With the warmer weather anglers are out in larger numbers and are finding fish throughout the whole system.

Bream are still the main target and some giants are being caught. Estuary perch are now here in larger numbers and have moved onto the weedbeds and snags. Some big luderick are being caught but not in big numbers. Tailor and salmon are giving plenty of sport towards the entrance, while some good flathead have also been caught in the entrance area. Mullet are sill the most common species and are being taken in big numbers.

Coringal, Point Ricardo and Conran beaches are fishing well salmon, trevally and flathead the main species taken. Best baits have been bluebait, whitebait, and pillies, with surf poppers or grubs a must. Plenty of salmon are also still being taken on Lazer or Raider lures.

Yeerung seems to be the spot, with several good seven-gill sharks taken from the beach. Peter Farley landed a beauty, measuring 2.2m Peter had trouble carrying it from the beach! Coringal Beach has seen some good gummy catches with Kirk Lawrence and Grant Heyne bagging four gummies and one small seven-gill shark.

Some huge bream around 1.9kg have been taken in both the Snowy and Brobribb rivers. Roy Herbert bagged two in one day weighing in at 1.92kg and on the same day Colin Witcome caught another around the same size.

Another good catch, Andrew Morgan bagged a beauty 2.285kg to win the local fishing competition. Other winners: ladies Gemma Kummer 1.835 flathead; junior Danny Janson 1.720 bream. Keith Towns fishing out of the Slips bagged another around 1.8kg. Naomi, our Lady Champion, nailed a 1.435kg bass on sandworm, in the Snowy River from one of the fishing platforms. However, that is not all the biggest a huge bream weighing 2.550kg caught by Graeme Steed in the mouth of Lake Coringal, now that’s fishing!

Fishing the weedbeds down from the Marlo jetty Colin Weir, Peggy Joiner and gang have been having a ball bagging some good catches of estuary perch. The best results seem to be coming from fishing live prawn under a weighted float.

For the latest fishing information, contact Orbost Angler, (03) 5154 2440.

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