Report 20/2/18

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 20/2/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:56 pm

Clifton Springs
Starting off at Clifton Springs anglers found a quality mixed bag of flathead, pinkies, pike and whiting. The Curlewis Bank was on fire producing most of the species mentioned above but what was great to see was the quality of the fish with flathead to over 50cm on the chew. Fishing near the mussel beds at Clifton Springs was also a great option with again some thumping big flathead and whiting snapping up baits.

Indented Heads
Indented Heads to St Leonard’s over the reef / weed patches was ideal for squid. Casting artificial jigs worked with bag limit captures possible. Of a night when the weather allowed the Indented Heads Boat ramp jetty was a hot spot for squid. Bourke St (the section of water just out from St Leonard’s yacht club) produced some nice sized whiting to 40cm. Pippie or tenderised squid was the bait of choice. Out in the deeper water Gummy Shark to 6kg were about with fresh squid bait or pilchard doing the trick. The Swan Bay channel on the run in tide of an evening was also another Gummy Shark producing location during the week.

The RIP saw some seriously big kingfish taken either live baiting or jigging with knife jigs. Kingfish to over 1 meter long were about. Huge Australian Salmon still erupted on the surface in a feeding frenzy taking lures indented for a kingfish or tuna. Chris from Gone Fishing Charters guide his clients onto some outstanding Kingfish and Tuna in the RIP during the past week.


Point Lonsdale
Offshore the back of Point Lonsdale to Barwon Heads saw anglers tangle with Kingfish averaging about 6kg in weight. Offshore trolling white ocky skirts with a squid strip on the end in a great way to cover ground and find feeding fish.

Barwon Estuary
The Barwon Estuary was a great place to fish land based with lots of smaller model Australian Salmon, whiting and mullet all keen on devouring prawn on a running sinker rig. Mulloway were about for anglers prepared to play the waiting game with fresh baits.

Heading west Steve and Ross Threlfall from Trelly’s Fishing World are doing well fishing at Nelson on the Glenelg River. The guys are catching well-conditioned bream and Estuary perch. Cranka Crabs and unweighted Frozen Pilchard doing the damage. If you're looking for a boat to hire and some local fishing knowledge head to Nelson Boat hire or the owner of the pub has a few tricks up his sleeve too.


On the freshwater front Lake Purrumbete and Bullen Merri are going from strength to strength. Large chinook salmon over 60cm in size have come from both lakes with anchoring up and fishing pilchard fillet amongst a berley trail most successful. Trophy brown trout are still making an appearance from Lake Purrumbete with down rigging Tassie devils the key to success on the big browns. Numerous amounts of redfin at Lake Purrumbete too for those jigging with soft plastics.

Barwon River
Closer to home and the Barwon River from Buckley Falls to Break Water producing some serious carp and redfin. Casting small hard body lures such as Atomic Shad in colour #17 was a solid producer on the redfin to 35cm. Carp were reaching almost 8kg in size and all that was needed to catch one of these mud marlin was a running sinker rig with a piece of corn or two.

Great Ocean Road
Trelly’s Geelong’s Peri Stavropoulos and Adam Van Der lugt took a run down to the Great Ocean Road streams. Peri tried his hand at fly fishing which worked a treat landing a nice brown trout on a nymph.


Trelly's Tackle World Geelong
105 Shannon Ave, Manifold Heights, Vic, 3218
Ph: (03) 5222 3257

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