Report 24/3/16

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Report 24/3/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:38 pm

Heading into Easter anglers discovered a wide variety of species on offer, with everything from trout to tuna and in between snapping up angler’s baits.

This past weekend the annual King of the Rip competition was held. Anglers competing in King of the RIP adhere to ANSA guidelines and spend the weekend fishing throughout the Bellarine Peninsula. This year an impressive array of species was weighed in, some of the standout captures include Elephant Fish to 3kg from both the Swan Bay channel and the Barwon Estuary. Snapper were the most common species taken, Daniel Sparks weighed in a 6.142kg snapper from Port Phillip Bay. Mulloway even appeared in this year’s weigh in which according to all accounts is a first in a long time, the largest mulloway was taken by Greg Vagg that tipped the scales at 3.3kg taken from the Barwon Estuary.

Other species taken included Flathead, Australian Salmon, Gummy Shark & Silver Trevally.
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Clifton Springs
Clifton Springs again saw anglers encounter snapper to 6kg the Wilson Spit and Spoil Grounds were among the best locations. Squid gathered over the grass beds in 3-4 meters of water, here small 2.5 sized jigs got the job done.

Indented Heads
Over at Indented Heads those drifting in the deeper water had no trouble in finding a bag of respectable flathead, whiting were also around for those fishing in closer with some whiting nudging the 35cm mark.

Swan Bay
Recently young Jake Walsh fished inside the Swan Bay channel where he took a feisty gummy shark the inhaled his salmon fillet as bait.
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Queenscliff
Moving around to Queenscliff and the RIP provided anglers with some impressive Australian Salmon fishing. Chris from Gone Fishing charters guided his clients onto Australian Salmon that reached 70cm in length that at time erupted on the surface in a feeding frenzy. Chris has also been able to boat whiting to over 40cm from the Queenscliff area.
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Barwon Estuary
The Barwon estuary remained a go to location with Mulloway, Bream and Elephant fish on the chew. Further up the river around the Sheepwash the three species mentioned above were all taken. Fresh squid has accounted for the Mulloway and Elephant fish while live bass yabbies has seen bream to 40cm boated.

Western District
The Western District had some rough weather this past week which slowed reports on the Tuna front. Anglers able to brave the conditions did find schooled sized Bluefin tuna out from the Fitzroy River in 10 meters of water.

Lake Bullen Merri
Lake Bullen Merri remained a solid option with Rainbow trout to 2.5kg finding their way into angler’s bags. Ken Worland decided to spend the afternoon fishing from the bank at Lake Bullen Merri which proved to be a smart choice. Fishing power bait on the bottom mid-afternoon Ken banked a football shaped Rainbow trout of 1.9kg.
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Lake Eildon
Up at Lake Eildon Justin Burns and Simon Williams spent Sunday trolling hard body lures around the lake edges. Simon was successful in boating a Murray Cod of 70cm that snapped up his offering.
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Wurdee Boluc
Closer to home Michael Evans has been fishing the lake margins at Wurdee Boluc where he has banked some impressive redfin to 45cm using the Norries Wasabi Spoon which has allowed him to make long cast’s to reach fish holding in deeper water.
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Next Week

Next week with the Easter break anglers looking for a feed of fresh seafood are once again spoilt for options. Whiting at Queenscliff are in the best numbers for a long time and make for a great feed, St Leonards is hard to go past when after a flathead or two. Clifton Springs should see you in the running for a snapper. If its kingfish on your mind then the RIP still has these guys hanging around for those prepared to put in the time.

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