Stunning Summer action
  |  First Published: November 2009

Summer is here and with the new season the whole estuary system will erupt into the fishing Mecca we know.

The prawn season is going along fine with plenty of bait-size prawn for the fish and anglers alike. Very shortly the eaters will be about schooling for their run to sea; supplying prawns for all.

With the better conditions the fishing is already firing with plenty of bream, luderick, mullet, trevally, estuary perch, salmon and tailor showing up throughout the whole system. The surf beaches have also begun to fire; with better conditions anglers are venturing out at night and getting good results.

All year the surf beaches have produced plenty of salmon, tailor, flathead, mullet during the day, and now are only going to get better.

Offshore from Cape Conran has fished well all year, and again with the better conditions is getting better every week.

Surf Beaches

As mentioned above, the surf beaches are firing in the evening, with seven-gill sharks attacking baits. Gummy sharks are also in good numbers with anglers bagging out on most occasions. Best results are on squid legs. Luke Light fishing Corringle was one such angler bagging a 6ft seven-gill shark and a small gummy.

Point Ricardo has also been fishing very well with many anglers reporting catching plenty of gummy shark and seven-gill shark.

Peter Farley and Jamie Sana fishing Corringle Beach caught three good gummies, with Peter catching the two biggest. They caught their shark on eel and squid legs.

During the day at Point Ricardo, salmon and tailor are hammering bait, poppers and lures. In our area it is essential to use both bait and poppers to obtain the best hook-ups. Most metal lures are also getting good results.

Cape Conran beaches are also firing with reports of gummy and seven-gill shark being taken in good numbers; salmon, tailor and flathead are also in good numbers.

Digger Howard, an experienced local angler, achieved something not many anglers do: he bagged out on bream and luderick on the same outing. Digger was fishing in and around Lake Corringle, using sandworm, prawn and crab, most of his catch was around 40cm.

Keith Light fishing the Lochend side of the Snowy caught a good bag of bream ranging from 30-40cm using sandworm. Many other anglers reported good captures of bream up the Brodribb, using frozen prawn and sandworm.

Kane Staples and Brett Chaifer fishing near bream point had a good with a mixed bag of bream up to 1.5kg an estuary perch about the same size and some good size mullet caught on sandworm, black crab and mullet strips.

Fly and lure enthusiasts are having plenty of success with good captures of estuary perch, bream, luderick and many other species.

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