The jetties along Cunningham arm are good spots to fish, especially Scallop Jetty soon after the scallop boats unload. The trevally fishing can be great!
There have been some good reports of trevally to 40cm.
Whiting are starting to show up too in the lake system. Local shrimp and prawns have been the best baits.
Bullock Island has seen leatherjackets and salmon caught although some of them are on the small side.
Late September early October saw lots of salmon landed from the beaches, from Lake Tyers to Eastern Beach. Metals have been the way to go with reports of fish to 4kg not uncommon.
The weather has hindered fishing outside during the last month or so. As the weather improves over the next month we should see the return of the big reds, which start to turn up during November and December. Gummies are usually around off the beaches during these months too.
The water level at Lake Tyers is rising but it has a long way to go before it opens. The fishing is still very good with lots of big leatherjackets boated in the main lake. The Nowa Nowa arm is the best of the three arms with some good bream and flathead caught on local prawns and Berkley PowerBaits. For land-based anglers, try the Toorloo arm around Cherry Tree Track and back to Burnt Bridge.
Michael Gillard from Wandong caught trevally, leatherjackets and a few small bream during the school holidays using bluebait and local prawns off the Post Office Jetty.
Local angler Lucas Smith caught a 1.7kg bream and subsequently released it to fight another day. On the same trip he caught a 1.3kg trevally on a Berkley soft plastic.
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