Jason Russell spent a few hours fishing the western lakes this week for a good catch of rainbow trout taken on scrubworms and trolling bibbed minnows. Powerbait has also been very effective this week for landbased anglers fishing Deep lake, Tooliorook and Bolac.

Tiah Drake christened her new rod recently with a few nice salmon and is very happy with it so far by showing her old man how to catch fish (for once!). With the offshore winds and full moon tides surf casting for salmon on the beaches is ideal this weekend and there has also been some solid fish caught from the Warrnambool breakwater this week.