The surf beaches around the region have really been producing some quality salmon of late. With some nice calm winter weather and moderate swell it has
made for good beach fishing conditions, and salmon to over 1.5kg just top it off. While there have been fish along most of the beaches, Gunnamatta
and St Andrews have been the pick along the peninsula, with Kilcunda and Venus Bay providing plenty of fish heading down into South Gippsland.
Staff member Don fished Gunnamatta for an afternoon during the week to land a few nice sized fish. While Don wasn't fishing for 8 hours, fish around the kilo mark were around and responded to his berley. With other anglers on the beach reporting no fish, and no berley it really is the key. Don berleyed up enough in the gutters to bring some fish in and keep them there. Bluebait and soft plastics got the bites on the paternoster rig but the key is getting the fish in to your area.
Customer Mark fished Venus Bay beach number 1 with friends over the weekend where they did really well on the salmon. Bluebait and pilchard were the best
baits but again the key was to create a berley trail to bring the fish into the small holes and troughs just out from the shoreline. When making your
beach berley you have to ensure that you have enough smell and consistency to create a trail for the fish to hone in on, but it also has to be fine
enough to not feed the salmon and send them away full and no longer hungry. A normal beach session will see around 20 litres used so make sure you
pack your gear adequately and don't cart too much heavy and unneeded gear with you.