It’s all happening!
  |  First Published: February 2009

It’s all happening in and around Port Albert. With the weather shining on us for a change, it has given the holiday angler a chance to get some good fishing time in.

Offshore, the fishing has really started to fire, with good numbers of flathead, snapper, gummy sharks and pike being taken.

Whale Bay has been fishing well with good numbers of snapper of all sizes being landed. Gummies have been a bit slow here, with only a few of the larger ones being caught – but this will improve shortly.

The water has been a little cold but it is starting to warm up now. A few bronze whaler sharks are coming through the system, and small mack tuna seem to be the pick of the baits for these fellows.

The flathead have been fishing quite well, with catches up of fish to 2kg being made outside Port Albert entrance.

On the reef systems offshore, pinky snapper are being caught in good numbers, with the reefs out wide of Manns producing the most.

Inside Port Albert has been fishing very well with big flathead being taken in the shallows. Whiting are being caught in good numbers at all the usual spots at Port Albert, while Manns has being producing nice-sized whiting as well.


Welshpool has been fishing well, with snapper and gummy sharks being the angler’s choice of target in the Franklin and Toora channels.

The Bentley Light Entrance and Hunter Point are also producing good catches of fish.

With the weather as good as it is, there is plenty of time to get out there and have a fish - and there are plenty out there to be caught. If you haven’t got a boat the estuaries and jetties are all fishing well for flathead, trevally and mullet.

Feel free to drop in and see Darren and Leonie at the Alberton Roadhouse for the latest fishing and weather information. They are situated on the South Gippsland Highway at the Port Albert turn-off and have a full range of fishing gear and bait for sale. Alternatively give Darren a call on 03 5183 2450.

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