Gummies Galore off Cape Conran
  |  First Published: September 2005

Fishing offshore at Cape Conran is at its very best with boats bagging out on gummy shark regularly.

David Howard bagged a couple of beauts on salted salmon fillets, with one of the sharks measuring over 5ft. He also caught a good bag of flathead on bluebait and whitebait.

Chris Davis and Roy Herbert bagged out on gummy shark and flathead recently as well.

Roy’s been busy because he was out fishing again, this time with George Peachy. Roy caught five gummies and George managed three. A pity they had to release a few.

Vince Joiner fished the Marlo reef lately and caught a good bag of morwong.

Allan Steel and Maurice Marshall bagged two gummies over 4ft and over a dozen flathead, all on bluebait. Robert Marthick and Clem Healey also got in on the act.

The entrance is open and the fishing is on the go again with catches of bream, luderick, mullet and estuary perch. Leigh Saunders bagged some good bream in the Snowy using sandworm.

Tiger Nixon has been getting luderick off the rock wall at the Marlo foreshore using sandworm.

Ian Rickard has managed some estuary perch from the snags in the Snowy using Firebaits.

Colin Weir got plenty of mullet below the Marlo Jetty using sandworm.

There’s also been an early catch of bass over 2kg in the upper Brodribb. It was caught by Quinton Greaves on a Galaxia Strike Pro Black Spot lure.

The surf beaches at Coringal, Ricardo and Conran are all fishing well with good catches of salmon, tailor and flathead using bluebait, whitebait, squid and of course, poppers. The salmon are still in big schools and are taking Lazer and Raider lures. Don Trelor has been getting plenty on Raiders and tells me they’re so thick you can see them surfing in the waves.

The garfish are still in big numbers around the rocks at Cape Conran with anglers getting plenty. The best baits have been sand flees and sandworm fished under a float. Anglers are also catching trevally, pinkies and wrasse from the rocks at Salmon Rock and Sailor’s Grave on bluebait, whitebait and squid.

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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