Wishing you a happy new year from the team at Richardson Marine. Remember us for all your flake ice, bait and berley this summer.
Snoopdog ventured out this morning with six New Zealanders out for a mates wedding, they were pleased to be in the top NZ boat the mighty Stabicraft. Landed 4 gummys, dropped three. Four snapper, two large samon and couta. Straight out off Warrnambool at 50 mtr mark. Three boys added a lot of burley over the side, not good seamen. But a fun day.
Antony Ljubic had an eventful morning in 40m off Warrnambool this morning, with plenty of good pinkie snapper to 40cms and a gummy shark, plus they were kept busy with masses of couta and mackerel around the boat, which no doubt was what the mako shark that they hooked up was chasing. Unfortunately it got off, but a good morning anyway with plenty of action.
Thanks to Craig from Spot on Fishing and Outdoors in Mount Gambier for this report from over that way:
Les Sporer and crew have been at it again with a lovely boat limit of big King George whiting, some up to 45cm. They didn’t hit the water till mid-morning on Sunday and fished just off Hamons Drain, in line with the end of the Port MacDonnell Breakwater. Salmon trout and flathead added a bit of variety to the catch.
Lance Walcom, Dennis Heinicke and Mathew Bell fished out wide off Port MacDonnell Monday morning for several magnificent hapuka to 25½kg. The guys left them biting to return another day.
Snapper catches have been good this week with most boats having little trouble finding fish from Port Mac through to the mouth of the Glenelg. I’ve also heard of good catches from Cape Douglas and Livingstons. Those land based have been enjoying hood fishing along Jones Bay. My good mate Howie beached 7 beautiful snapper to 48m early Monday morning.
I’m still hearing of good numbers of gummy shark along the surf from Browns through to Discovery Bay. Canunda through to south end and north of Beach Port is also fishing well for shark and the off decent mulloway. Keep in mind the Kingston Lion Club Surf Fishing Competition is on the 18th-19th of January so get in early and book your sickies!
The Glenelg River is fishing really well for bream and estuary perch but everyone is still struggling to find a legal mulloway. One chap did boat a nice fish that went 7.6kg. Not the normal way though. Upon seeing a float bob up near his boat and then disappear again, the chase was on. This fish had obviously broken free from another less fortunate angler. After several attempts, the float was eventually grabbed hold of. After another tense struggle with a fish much larger than expected, a 7.6kg mulloway was hauled aboard. Some guys have all the luck!
Photo 1: Dennis Heinicke with his 25 1/2kg hapuka.
Photo 2: Mathew Bell with his 22 1/2kg hapuka.