Good Gummies Off Six Mile
  |  First Published: August 2005

Fishing around Lakes Entrance is quite good for luderick at the moment. The town jetties have been productive with the Post Office the best of them. Weed fished under a float is the best way to catch them.

Trevally are alsobeing caught under a float. Pilchard pieces are the best bait.

Mullet turn up some days and give the kids something to catch.

Taylor and leatherjackets have been caught from Bullock Island to the Kalimna jetty.

In early July we saw some gummy sharks caught off the beaches with salmon amongst them in the late afternoons.

Lake Tyers has seen fish moving up the system. Bream, flathead and pinkie snapper have been landed. Early morning or late afternoon are the best times to fish. Amanda Heffernan of Greensborough caught two bream to 37cm and three flathead one late afternoon using local prawns. For more information about how Tyers is fishing, call Peter at Lake Tyers Charters on 0428 565 003.

Fishing outside in late June and early July saw some nice gummy sharks and the odd snapper being caught down to the west. If you head straight out to the Six Mile reef you should get your bag limit of snapper and a few reef fish. There’s been the odd report of mako sharks appearing so berley up. On the way home, drift around for some flathead using cut pilchards.

Beau Kelly of Bairnsdale caught half a dozen flathead and two gummy sharks. Each one was between 4kg and 5kg, and they measured 4ft and 3ft. Beau caught one of them on pilchards and the other on a whole squid. Up and coming junior angler Casey Lawson of Lakes Entrance also caught her first gummy.

For more information about the fishing around Lakes Entrance contact Nic on (03) 5155 1593 at East End Bait and Tackle.

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