» Still a few salmon around off local beaches
» A few reports of flathead
» Occasionally pinkies
» Whiting are few and far between
» A few snapper and pinkies have been reported offshore
» The occasional flathead has been reported
» A few whiting and trevally have been reported in the river
» Salmon reported being caught off local beaches
» Snapper have become very scarce with only small pinkies being caught
» Gummy sharks are still on the go
» Flathead have returned in big numbers with some good sized ones coming in
» Yakkas or Yellowtail Scad are everywhere and can be a nuisance some days but they make great bait
» Big King George whiting are about but not in large numbers yet
» The pier has been quiet with the odd snapper and
salmon being caught Report thanks to the Lorne Aquatic and Angling Club.
» Some King George whiting are around
» A few pinkies and the occasional snapper have been reported
» Some nice pinkies and the odd nice snapper have been reported caught off the beaches
» Squid catches have also been reported offshore
» The occasional flathead catch has been reported offshore
» The odd gummy shark has been reported
» Still salmon being caught of most local beaches
» Bream are still being caught in Spring Creek.
Remember Torquay Tackle and Sports. For all the best available advice in Torquay on tackle and bait, drop in and see Ross or Josh. They will do their best to ensure you get the most up-to-date information available. Phone 5264 8207.
» St Leonards, King George whiting, flathead and calamari are still being reported
» Clifton Springs has a few whiting, pinkies and flathead still being reported
» Queenscliff is still seeing whiting, flathead, salmon and calamari catches
» A few trevally and salmon are being caught in the creek
» Swan Bay continues to see calamari, salmon and a few pinkies
» Point Lonsdale has trevally, salmon and snapper catches in the evening still being reported
» The White Lady continues to produce a few whiting, pinkies and calamari
» Indented Head is still seeing the occasional snapper, flathead and King George whiting as well as squid being reported.
RECREATIONAL anglers and people visiting
Lorne on the Great Ocean Road have been
sharing incredible images of a bioluminescence
event taking place on the shores of Louttit Bay.
This phenomenon, this bright blue glow,
is caused by billions of single-celled algae or
plant plankton called Noctiluca scintillans,
and more commonly known as sea sparkle.
When these organisms are disturbed by waves or currents or predators, the tiny cells flash causing an illumination in the water around them.
Some scientist believe this flashing is deployed to scare off predators. If so, it’s a self-defence mechanism that has an interesting effect on the water around it.
Also known as sea sparkle, these bioluminescent plankton float under the surface and flash brightly when disturbed, simply running your hand through the water, can disturb this plankton so, it’s easy to get them to start glowing.
While not harmful to humans, apparently fish are not so lucky and try to avoid this
plankton because it irritates their gills and also lessens the amount of oxygen in the water in its immediate vicinity.
There is evidence that ocean currents and the warming of the oceans has contributed to its distribution.
Meanwhile, if you see or suspect illegal fishing activity anytime over summer please phone the 24-hour reporting line 13 FISH (13 34 74).
Please forward them to the email address below with type of fish, weight, length location and your name. I am more than happy to place your photos in My Big Catch. Email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org