The Bass Are Back
  |  First Published: November 2005

Dick Light recently landed a good bass in the Snowy River. It weighed 1.41kg and was taken on a running sinker rig with sandworm.

The following day Dick caught two more: one 2.03kg and the other 1.85kg. Dick’s brother Merv has also been on the job, catching a couple of big bass.

Daniel Schaefer managed to land a trophy bass of around 5lb. His mate Kane Staples also caught a huge 2.26kg bass. All of these fish were caught on sandworm.

Aaron Hambling, fishing with his dad near Lake Coringal, bagged a couple of big bream around 3lb. Aaron caught his bream on black crabs. He was fishing with his uncle a couple of days later in the same area and caught a bigger bream of 1.75kg. They also bagged some others around 1kg, again on black crabs.

Bream up to 1kg have been caught on sandworm in the Brodribb River, above the Marlo Bridge. Mullet are still in the system in big numbers and are most readily taking sandworm.

With this spring weather, the number of days available to fish offshore have been limited. But when it is possible, the fishing off Cape Conran is still good with catches of flathead, gurnard, trevally and gummy shark. Tony Perkins and Mosey Light came home with a good bin of flathead and a 25lb gummy shark.

Brian Reed and I fished a very quick drift and managed to get a good bag of flathead. We also caught whiting while fishing in close to Conran Creek. Shaun Ingam, Jason Healey and Tony Perkins fished on the same day and also caught a decent bag of flathead, on bluebait and JIG-EM lures.

The surf beaches are fishing well, when the weather permits, with catches of salmon, flathead, gummy shark and tailor on bluebait and whitebait, poppers and lures.

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