Tyers Producing Flathead
  |  First Published: April 2005

Well the weather has been all over the place. Hot one day then cool and cloudy the next. But what can you say? It is autumn!

The long weekend saw many people out and about. Boats were everywhere. Most weekends people have been trying to catch a few prawns for dinner. Bullock Island is still the place to go. The fishing around Bullock Island is still very good for luderick. That’s a good sign for the coming months.

Wally De Lange bagged out on luderick during a recent fishing trip along the rocks. Ron Brymer and his wife caught flathead, odd bream and some good whiting to 50cm using local prawns and shrimp recently. A great outing in their new boat! Gavin Farley recently caught five big whiting between 45cm and 50cm.

Fishing outside on the reef has paid off for the persistent angler. Move around for the best results. Snapper and the reef fish are around but you’ll have to work for them. Early morning is still the best time to try your luck. Squid and pilchards are the best baits. If you’re coming down this way without a boat, I’d recommend Mako charters or Sea Myth Charters.

Lake Tyers is still the place to fish for flathead on soft plastics. Target the sand spits from Blackfellows Arm to the Nowa Nowa Arm. Whiting are still in the main lake around the no.2 boat ramp. Garfish and mullet are being caught in Pile Bay and Crystal Bay.

Dean Addison, along with family and friends from Warragul, recently had a few good days fishing for flathead, bream and some good tailor. I’m told fish and chips were on the menu! Peter McDiarmid from Lakes Tyers Charters can also help you catch some fish if you’re new to the area.

For more information about what’s biting where, ring East End Bait and Tackle (03) 5155 1593.Caption

Ten year old John Newgent from Avonsleigh in Melbourne caught this 1.88kg flathead near the North Arm Bridge.

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