Lee and mates spent a weekend down at Shallow Inlet for a break and had a fish while there. They tried various techniques for different species while down there, and found that there were plenty of Salmon, Whiting and Pinkies to be caught. The larger Salmon were caught casting and trolling small Sea Rocks in the main entrance channel; while the Whiting were caught using Pipi on ‘Whiting Whacker’ rigs along the shallower channel edges up around Yanakie.
Gary regularly fishes Shallow Inlet over summer and gave us a good report that there are plenty of nice sized Gummies to catch at present. Fishing at night around the entrance channel and off the sand spit has seen him land Gummies up to 9kg, all on fresh Salmon fillets.
Customers Chris and John fished around Port Albert for Flathead over the weekend. They caught plenty of nice sized Sand Flathead around the channel edges and gutters, with John catching the best fish of the day, a Yank Flathead of 72cm, caught on a Squidgy Flickbait.
Mitch reports Lake Tyers is still fishing well for Bream and Flathead. Most of the Bream are getting caught fishing vibes in the deeper water during the day and closer along the edges in low light periods. Ecogear ZX blades have been the standout lure for Mitch, who has caught Bream to 45cm and some large Flathead on the same lure. Customer Andy caught 4 nice Bream on Prawn in a recent session, with the largest being 39cm.
Jake and Tony have been spending their weekends down along the coast East of Lakes Entrance, mainly fishing the estuaries of Marlo and Bemm River. The boys report that the fishing is good at the minute, with plenty of nice Bream to be caught fishing small Hardbodied lures and Soft Plastics. There are also some lovely Flathead and Luderick taking the same lures as well.
Tailor and Salmon to 4kg are getting caught along the beaches along from Bemm River and Marlo currently, with Pearl Point and Point Ricardo being the pick of the beaches. Salted Pilchards have been the best bait along with Squid strips. Customer Hans caught 15 fish from Pearl Point during a good early morning session there on Tuesday.
Many anglers fishing offshore around Eden have reported excellent numbers of Striped Marlin. The fish have been widespread around Eden further north to the more popular grounds off Tathra and Bermagui, with more anglers trying closer around Eden. Nick and Jason are 2 customers who have both caught Marlin out from Eden, with the average size 75-100kg. Both fish were taken on Slimey Mackerel skipbaits. Jason reports that some decent size baitballs were holding up to 4 fish.
On the Marlin front, Compleat Angler Ringwood owner, Ian (Lofty) Loft did a recon trip out wide from Far Eastern Gippsland with Brendan Wing and a few others, to try and document a victorian Marlin capture. The boys were lucky enough to hook up to 2 fish, but unfortunately both fish made their way off the hook. Just an inspiring bit of advice for people to 'think outside the square' when it comes to fishing.