Snowy entrance open
  |  First Published: June 2005

With the Snowy River entrance open, the fishing is on the go again with good catches of all estuary species.

Bream are up the rivers in numbers and good catches have been reported in both the Snowy and Brodribb rivers. Mullet are around the system in big schools and are on the bite. Lots of luderick are being caught and tailor and salmon are going on lures. With the water draining off the flats, the Brodribb has been running dirty but should clear up very soon. The fishing will return to normal by the time you’re reading this. Down the front of Marlo and around the islands, the mullet are plentiful. The majority are being taken on sandworm.

Along the Snowy, the fishing platforms are producing some good bags of luderick on sandworm. Leonard Johnson and a mate fished from the bank, near the Little Snowy, and caught a couple of great fish – an estuary perch over 3lb and a luderick about the same weight. Some good bream are being caught in Lake Corringal.

Offshore at Cape Conran, the baitfish are abundant and the fishing is great. Anglers are catching squid, snapper, mako and gummy shark along with plenty of flathead. Vince Joiner and wife Lyn bagged out yet again on snapper with a mixture of morwong, cod, snotty nose trevally and gummy shark around Jackson’s and Point Ricardo in 85ft of water. The best baits were bluebait and squid.

Peter and Glen Farley fished with Corey Shaw recently and bagged out on gummy shark down at Dock Inlet. They also caught some good flathead. Ray Evans and Stan Dunn recently fished five kilometres off the point at Cape Conran and bagged out on flathead and gummy shark using pilchards and bluebait. Fishing in a similar area, Chris Davis, Roy Herbert and George Peachy landed plenty of flathead and flying gurnard using bluebait.

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

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