» Fishing conditions are still poor due to weather conditions over the past week
» Salmon continue to be caught off the local beaches
» A few pinkies are still around
» A few whiting are being caught
» A few squid reported
» Gummy Sharks have been reported in the area.
» A few snapper being reported off shore
» Still a few trevally are also being caught in the river
» Salmon off the beaches continue.
» Good numbers of nice size 40cm snapper are being caught out wide
» Plenty of gummies around the one- to 1.5-metre mark with the odd big one being landed
» Some nice sized Blue Morwong are appearing
» The flathead are still quiet but if you’re patient you can get a feed
» Lots of salmon close to shore
» The pier is fishing well with lots of calamari, mullet, salmon and grass whiting being caught
» Two Southern Right Whales where reported frolicking near the pier recently for about half an hour which was great school holiday entertainment.
» Reports of a few King George whiting continue
» Reports of pinkies and a few nice snapper appearing
» Offshore flathead in deeper water
» Salmon being still reported off most local beaches
» A few gummy shark catches have also been reported
» Bream in Spring Creek as usual.
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 reports of a few King George whiting, flathead and squid continue
» Clifton Springs, a few whiting, pinkies, flathead and squid catches
» Queenscliff has reports of whiting, flathead and squid
» The creek, small trevally and salmon
» Swan Bay has reports of squid, whiting being caught at the entrance
» Point Lonsdale, reports off trevally, salmon and snapper
» The White Lady has whiting and squid still being reported
» Indented Head: flathead, King George whiting and squid have been reported.
Fishing fun for the kids
LOOKING for something to do with the kids these school holidays?
Want to get away and have a fun time with the kids and ease some of the stress you may already be feeling?
Well the state government is offering a way to do just that.
The state government is bringing a fishing opportunity to the heart of Bendigo with Vic Fish Kids announced for this Sunday October 7.
Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards joined Lee Rayner to announce the Vic Fish Kids event.
The Vic Fish Kids event is funded by the State Government’s Target One Million which is investing a record $46 million to increase participation to one million anglers by 2020.
The event is designed to give kids a taste of fishing and get them inspired to keep casting in the future.
Everything is provided on the day, so youngsters can learn to cast, tie knots and understand what to do when they catch a fish.
Fishing personality Lee Rayner will attend the Vic Fish Kids event in Bendigo to inspire seasoned anglers and complete novices with expert tips and give them the ‘fishing edge’.
Fish care will also be there to provide free fishing tuition and to help mums, dads and kids learn about responsible and sustainable fishing practices.
The Victorian Fisheries Authority will give away 200rod and reel outfits at the event to encourage beginners to stick with the hobby and try it again another time with family and friends.
Kennington Reservoir will be stocked with 500 rainbow trout ahead of the Vic Fish Kids event so there promises to be plenty of excitement and chances for children to get photos with their prized catches.
All bait and fishing gear are provided, so event goers just need to bring sturdy footwear, weather appropriate clothing, a hat, sunscreen and a sense of adventure.
Learn more at: vfa.vic.gov.au/vicfishkids
Meanwhile, if you see or suspect illegal fishing activity any time over summer please call the 24-hour reporting line 13 FISH (13 34 74).
THE LORNE AQUATIC AND ANGLING CLUB
The last Winter Cup Fishing Competitions was held recently with Paul Staley taking out first prize for the second year in a row. He was closely followed by Ian Middleton and Steve Arundell.
The Lorne Aquatic and Angling Club’s next competition is a Major Comp on Sunday October 2.
All members are welcome.
I would also like to remind everyone to keep those photos coming in of your big catch! Please forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org, with type of fish, weight, length, location and your name.