Luke O’Keefe’s 2.2kg silver trevally was caught in front of the Maritime Discovery Centre recently. And Lee Kohlman has been catching trevally in close at Snapper point for several weeks now.
Smart anglers, using the proper techniques, regularly catch trevally in the harbour at this time of year. These fish respond to berley and prefer pilchard fillets floated on light gear in a cube trail. Chicken skin and pipis are also good bait for trevally.
Phil Stanford reports that anglers with vessels powered by inboard engines are catching snook and lythe (sea pike) at the North Shore and Lawrence Rock reef. Snook and lythe are a winter fish and extremely good eating.
Sweep have also been caught recently. They are available most of the year in good weather.
Snapper are still showing up at the North Shore. Smaller snapper have also been caught from the Lee Breakwater.
Good catches of whiting have come sporadically from the Black Nose area and the Marina jetty.
Haddock to 1kg have been caught in the harbour although mullet in the canal are more reliable.
When the weather is calm, good fishing should be had in 50m out the back of Lawrence Rock towards Cape Nelson.
We’re still praying for the arrival of the southern bluefin tuna during June – fingers crossed!
For up to date information about fishing around Portland, contact the boys at Portland Bait & Tackle on (03) 5523 5213 or drop in – we’re open 7 days a week from 7am to 7pm.
Luke O’Keefe and his 2.2kg trevally taken on pilchard.Reads: 569