Prawns Growing Bigger At Marlo
  |  First Published: May 2005

The Marlo estuary and the Snowy and Brodribb rivers are providing anglers with a variety of fish, particularly bream and mullet. Luderick and estuary perch are also being taken. With the entrance closed, the prawns cannot go anywhere so they are growing bigger, much to the delight of everyone! Bigger prawns means more eaters amongst the bait prawns.

Estuary perch are being taken on the weed beds on the waterfront at Marlo. Colin Weir and Peg Joiner are regularly getting three or four every morning. The best bait has been live prawn (not surprisingly) and the best method has been to suspend them beneath a float. Merv Taylor has been fishing out of the slips and getting luderick to 39cm in the Snowy River. Catches of mullet and bream have also been reported. The Brodribb River is fishing much the same with catches of bream, luderick and mullet, mostly on sandworm.

All the surf beaches are producing plenty of fish. Point Ricardo, Cape Conran, Yeerung and Corringal are all reporting catches of salmon, tailor, flathead, trevally and shark. Yet again, Corringal Beach seems to be the place to be! Brad Young recently fished a rising tide in the afternoon and landed a 1.46m mulloway that weighed more than 70lb. He was using a rig with bluebait and a blue popper. His biggest job after landing the monster was carrying it back across the beach to his transport.

Offshore at Cape Conran the baitfish are in big numbers and the fishing is great. Anglers are catching kingfish, squid, snapper, mako and gummy shark. Plenty of flathead are amongst them too! Vince Joiner and wife Lyn bagged out on snapper around Jackson’s and Point Ricardo in 85ft of water. The best bait was bluebait and squid. Peter and Glen Farley fishing with Corey Shaw have been bagging out on gummy shark and some good flathead too!

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

Brad Young (right) and Robert Baker struggle under the weight of another monster mulloway!

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