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PORT WELSHPOOL (CORNER INLET)
SNAPPER SNAPPER SNAPPER!!! and Squid!. Confirmed snapper catches inside Port Welshpool this week. See below. Squid galore, heaps of squid got caught this week and we are seeing those big ones now not just the smaller 20cm hood ones. There have been calamari with hoods of 43cm caught this week (MASSIVE), that’s Westernport style calamari right there! Offshore has been insane once again, i cant believe the run of windless days offshore for the weekends, perfect timing for the weekend fisherman, not so good for my Tuesdays lol. Anyways…. Heaps of flathead like last week. Plenty up to 50cm. Alot more anglers targeted the reefs for pinkies as well. Modest numbers of 30cm plus pinkies and morwong. Tonnes of gurnard as well, and plenty of barracuda still as well.

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Angus Hourigan caught 7 calamari on Sunday 13 September. Port Welshpool. I used an Orange colored Yamashita Live Squid Jig. Best day on the squid i’ve ever had.
Tried for gummies on tide change near Rabbit Island but not a touch. Just a few crabs, too cold still, but tried anyway. Cheer
James

Thanks for the photo James, Mate what a feed there, some of the those calamari are crackers, looks like the big ones are here now. Time to get the Yamashitas then. Thanks for the report bud.
Regards
Will

PORT WELSHPOOL
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Hey Will, I got this 320mm squid at Welshpool on the weekend for our Thorpdale & District Angling Club Annual Squid comp and Col Ware, one of our members, won with a 430mm thats just measuring the hood.

WOW…430mmm. That’s a massive squid mate. That’s awesome. Thanks heaps mate. See any other fish around?

Yep i had 2 big runs on snapper one was on my whiting rod had it up to the boat but lost it trying to net it on my own, it was about 5-6kg and had a bigger one take one of my big rods smoking me but bit through the leader…. was devastated! Caught a few whiting and some just legal size flathead. I got it all on the GoPro, i’ll send the vids through for you to check out.

Mate, that’s crazy stuff… You are getting pretty good at these early season snapper. I actually yelled out NOOOOO when it broke you off while i was watching the vid. Great effort though and especially to hook 2 snapper in Welshpool this early in the season. It shows, you cant catch them if you don’t try. Top effort, well done and thanks again for the reports.
cheers
Will

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Dave Johnson from the Thorpdale & District Angling Club shown here hooked up to a 5-6kg snapper. Unfortunately fishing by himself, he lost the fish getting it into the net. That is a top effort for this early in the season. 20th Sep. Top effort mate and bad luck.

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PORT WELSHPOOL
Gday Will,

Fished Welshpool on Saturday, pretty quiet. Mixed bag of gurnard, wrasse, flatties, coota and a swell shark, got onto a couple of pinkies out near the island at 35-36cm pan size.

Was a nice day on the water anyway.

Regards,
Peter Moretti

Hey Pete, sounds like a good day to me mate, great news to here you caught pinkies in the cold water temp out wide, you’d have to think they are there all year then. Nice work mate thanks for the report.
Cheers
Will

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Hey Will, mint flat calm day outside Port Welshpool again. Smashed the flatties this week as well in 30 plus meters again. Good season. Little Jacko got a draughtboard as well, there was a few around but no where near as many as we normally catch this time of year which is good. Plenty of flatties and Coutta!!

Awesome mate, you and jackie boy are smashing em. Keep it up, i’m coming round for a feed of flatties.
cheers bud.

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PORT ALBERT
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Hey Will
Fished Port Albert Sunday 20/09/15, very slow morning couldn’t win a trick early. Fished all the way around Sunday island. Undersize flathead and as many sand crabs as you could think of.
Waited for an hour before low tide and went and pumped bass yabbies. We parked up away from the mob of boats and got onto a patch of whiting on the run in, left them biting.

Thats a feed and half mate, well done. Thats a top effort on a tough day, Gotta be happy with that. keep it up mate and thanks heaps for the reports. Cheers
Will

PORT ALBERT
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Hi Will,

We headed out at Port Albert on Sunday 13th for the day. Unbelievable weather with the flattest bar crossing I can remember.

We were targeting some Gummy, but had no luck with them all day across various depths out to 40m in a range of temperatures.
We easily threw back over 40 Gurnard for the day, all quite large size, but like everyone else just had to settle for the flathead.
Ended up with an esky load ranging from 35cm-55cm with no small ones caught all day.

Lost some rigs to the Barracouta and even did some dolphin watching. A great day to be on the water.

Regards,
Max

Thanks for the report max, thats a great catch, top effort catching big flathead like that offshore. What a place we live in. Thanks again and keep up the report. Cheers
Will

 

PORT ALBERT
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Peter Ruff caught this nice feed at Port Albert on the weekend. He fished the basket beacon with pippis and squid and decided to cast out a squid jig while he waited and he got the calamari on the first cast. Always the way. Good stuff mate.

PORT ALBERT
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Hi Will, My wife and I fished Port Albert on Sunday for about 2 hours, and caught these Garfish. The weather was great and these mini marlin were giving us some curry and causing us to have a great day. Cheers Barry

Hey Baz, thanks for the photo and report mate, great to see the big garries in, i’m gonna have to come over and try and get a few. thanks again
Will

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MCLOUGHLIN’S BEACH
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Hi Will, Caught these salmon at Mann’s on the weekend. Kept a the couple for a feed and the rest om freezing up for shark and snapper baits this season. Caught this Flathead underneath the school, was a surprise. Andrew Schmidt

G day Andrew, they would have been fun, i have to get down there for a shot. yeah they will make great baits, especially if you salt a few down as well, they last ages then and stay on the hook really well. Great eating fresh i think as well bled and with the red meat and blood lines cut out. Thanks for the report. cheers
Will

 

90 MILE BEACH
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Hey Will, went for a short trip with the kids yesterday 14th sep down to woodside Only fished about an hour and got a nice Flathead and salmon on blue bait. Pictured is Zach and Hannah. All the best, Batezy.

Gday bud, Top effort during the day and the Flathead a bit of a surprise for this early in season. Normally another month till we start seeing blue spot Flathead of the surf but with that unseasonably hot weather on that weekend its not surprising. Top job.

90 MILE BEACH
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Something Different: A customer found this at then honeysuckles on the 90 mile beach while he was fishing. He thought it was interesting so rang up the Melbourne Museum and had it authenticated as a 15 million year old fossil called a “Sand Dollar” Apparently like an ancient type starfish sort of thing that slid over the sand bottom eating everything with those the teeth you can see underneath. Pretty Cool!

TRARALGON CREEK
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Hey mate, not big but caught 7 and dropped about 12 and spooked another 10 or so. Aggressive little bastards too. All on little berkley soft plastics. Cheers
Gilly

Hey dude, awesome news, how good is it the creek is producing trout again, hopefully it stays that way unlike the last 3 years. We will have another 2000 bass put in there this December so it will be interesting to show high up they go. Cheers
Will

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Hey guys, took the kids for a bit of a crayfish up the creek, they all had eggs so good too see. We put them back obviously as is the regulation. Rememeber…minimum size is 9cm carapaces length and you can only take 1 over 12cm and none with eggs. We caught some eels as well, great pass time for the kids on a sunday arvo when your bored and its too late to take the boat out. Cheers
Will

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LAKE DARTMOUTH
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The Morley’s had a weekend and half up at Dartmouth Lake. They caught all there trout on pink Tassie devils and yellow winged tassie devils and any color with black or orange on them. Italian point fished the best. between our whole group over 30 brown trout were landed for the couple of days.

PORT PHILLIP BAY
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Mo landed these thumping big snapper in Port Phillip Bay this week. 1 was 6.5kg and the other was 5.5kg. He said they are going really good until the sun comes up. Hes catching them every trip now.
Thanks Mate!

 

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PORT ALBERT
Another great week of fishing Inside at Port Albert. A brief overview: Plenty of Whiting still and they are only gonna get more and more prolific from now on as the water has bumped up 2 degrees since this little hot spell of weather. We saw bigger whiting this week with numerous reports of whiting to mid 40cm now (not just 30cm models) but…still heaps of undersized ones aswell and lots of mid sized 35cm specimens too. Also the flatties are getting more numerous now. Anglers catching half a dozen or so flatties to 35cm in the Port Albert and snake channel on the run out, heaps of berley needed to razz them up as the waters still a degree or 2 too cold. On the Temp- we saw the temp gauge nudge 14 degrees in the shallower water in the arvo (did i just hear someone say snapper) yep, have a crack guys….The snapper will be there guaranteed, we just need that magic water temp to induce a bite, so with weather like we had on the weekend….Someone will catch one!!!
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Unlike in winter when we were catching 27cm whiting one after the other…This week we managed whiting to 42cm again and i had a few customers catch over half a dozen 40cm plus models in a single session. The whiting are pretty thick now, we are catching them on both the run in and run out now. pippis and squid has been the best bait.

PORT ALBERT
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Leo caught these big flatties offshore on Friday off Port Welshpool whilst drifting. They are some serious lizards for offshore. Looks like its the place to be at the moment.

Hi Will,

Went offshore out of Port Albert on Saturday. Went out to due West of the Islands in 30+ meters of water, anchored and caught a nice feed of flathead to about 50cm and a lot of good size gurnard. Tried drifting but gave up after the best we could do were undersize flathead. Water temp still a chilly 10.7 C. Tide was flowing east to west.

Parked off Seal island in 20m depth and got into a huge school of Barracouta milling about at the 15m depth. Again a few more flathead and gurnard. Fished the turn of the tide. A lot of slack water. Bite got better with a bit of current.

Perfect conditions. Flat seas, ran the whole way at 50km/h and saw whales, dolphins and heaps of fairy penguins. Lots of wildlife around this time of year!

Cheers,

Anthony Krieger

Hey Anthony,

That’s a great report Anthony, thanks heaps for sharing, sounds like there are some great flathead around at the moment, you will be eating like kings with fish like that. Yeah a few customer have found the coutta out wide as well, those pinkies should start replacing the gurnard more and more soon once the water warms up. Tha’ts still very cold water but shows the flathead dont mind at all. Great stuff and thanks again.
Will
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PORT WELSHPOOL
Brief Overview: Port Albert has been getting all the press lately because of the whiting, but as you will see from the photos, Port Welshpool should be getting more attention. Inside there’s plenty of squid. Those big Calamari we saw last year have just started with anglers catching one or 2 big ones mixed in with heaps of small bait sized and medium eaters. Offshore has produced much bigger squid around the prom and islands but are hit and miss with some anglers smashing them and some getting none. On the drift in 36 meters to 42 meters there are as many flathead as you like with everyone bagging out on the weekend with that beautiful summer weather we had. The flathead were up to 55cm and averaged 35cm. Mixed species of flathead including blue spot, sandys and a couple of tigers. 27m and deeper seemed to be better but a few anglers caught 20 or so flatties on the drift out front of whale bay in 22 meters as well, so that tells me they are starting to move in closer now. Heaps of coutta out really wide and east most anglers told me and they have been there for a while now and are getting bigger so Im told. Good bait, would be worth stocking up on those.
SNAPPER: 1 confirmed snapper report from yesterday 13th SEP, i had a confirmed report of a 7kg snapper caught inside corner inlet by accident and i have another unconfirmed report of a few snapper caught inside Corner Inlet on the 13th Sep by good customer Ashley. (lucky buggers). The gummies have been good as well, with some thumpers to 20kg plus caught on the drift on the flathead grounds in 30 plus meters. Use snapper snatchers for the flatties and running sinker rigs with fresh baits for the big gummies.

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Mo and Leo bagged out on flathead on thursday fishing offshore Port Welshpool in 36 meters of water on the drift. All good sized with nothing under 35cm but heaps around the 45cm mark. A feed and a half right there! Pilchards and squid on trusty snapper snatcher rigs did the trick!

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Hey Will.

As promised, some photos of our trip to Port Albert Friday 11th September.

Beautiful day, a shame I had the rest of the weekend full of other stuff or would have been back out there!! What a great start to spring!!!

These fish caught drifting the 20-23m mark straight out the entrance!!! You notice how flat it was that far out in the 7 gill photo!!

Biggest Flathead 52cm

Very few shit sharks. Got 1 carpet and 2 port Jacksons. Hopefully a good sign!! The bloody 7 Gill bit us off three times before it took the bait with the trace!! Found one of my hooks in one of fins!!!

Brendan King

Thanks for the report Brendan, great stuff and those are top flatties, i notice a few blue spot ones in there aswell so you have done really well and thats a very good sign.
cheers again
Will
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PORT WELSHPOOL
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Hey Will, this gummy was 155cm, i caught it off Port Welshpool on Sunday. We got 16 flatties as well between 33cm and 50cm. Mint day offshore. 40 meters of water.
Your gonna love this, i caught it on that new 6kg soft plastics rod i bought off you as well lol so was a surprise.

Hey Stuey, that’s unbelievable mate, definately fish of the week, I cant believe you got it on that plackies rod mate, thats an effort and a half. Im guessing there will be no probs with that rod handling those pinkies offshore then lol.Top effort mate.
cheers and thanks again
Will

PORT ALBERT
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Braeton Pearson had a cracker of day offshore from Port Albert landing these nice flathead on the drift.

PORT WELSHPOOL
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Mark Henning Holds up this big Calamari caught offshore Port Welshpool on Sunday during that good weather. You have a good feed there mate!

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MITCHELL RIVER
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Brad Vogt went upto the Mitchell River this week and yet again smashed the bream fishing off the bank down near the cut using sandworm. 2 weeks in a row, good effort mate!

 

BLUE ROCK LAKE
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Dave Stipovic caught this beautiful Blue Rock Brown Trout last week whilst trolling a Tassie Devil Lure. Beautiful fish there mate!

BLUE ROCK LAKE
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Jim Twomey caught these nice brown trout whilst fishing off the bank at Blue Rock lake using garden worms fished on a running sinker rig. Top effort from the shore!

TROUT OPENING
Seriously has to be one of the most productive trout openings in years. The trout in our Gippsland area have had a rough trot over the past 3 years but it looks like they are back in force this season. Our little strezlecki streams all fished well and the rivers had great flows with a slight milky tinge making it easier too sneak up on a trout. The streams in the other side of the hills including the Maclaister, Wellington and Tanjil Rivers all fished well. The wellington had really good reports of plenty of brown trout caught on Mapso’s and Celtas, whilst the Macalister fished better with worms as usual on trout opening. The strezlecki streams are made for the fly fisherman at the moment with good little rapids an bubble streams all holding 25cm to 32cm browns that are responding really well to bead head nymphs, but if lures are more your style, small celtas and mapso’s are well, I had more luck on little 2 inch soft plastics fished on a 1/20oz jighead. The Berkley power minnow worked best for me, but other anglers reported the berkley 1 inch nymphs to be good as well.

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Andrew Ketaller caught and released this beautiful Brown trout in The Tanjil river using a rainbow trout colored hard body lure.

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TROUT OPENING
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Dylan Shaw had a ball fishing the strezlecki streams over trout opening weekend, landed a few typical sized stream browns on small celtas.

TROUT OPENING
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I went up Traralgon Creek during trout opening just to see how it was going and i was pleasantly surprised. I hooked 5 but i’m a bit rusty and couldn’t manage to get any to the bank. The water flow was perfect, couldn’t ask for better but of course that was all timing and it certainly wont look like that over summer. Never the less its good now!
I was lucky enough to get invited to the Gippsland Trout stocking meeting and was given the opportunity to contribute some input into the stocking program for this year. If you guys are still reading ill give a bit of background info, hopefully my memory i up to scratch. The state governments Target One Million Angler Program has been put in place, and like removing the boating restrictions in Blue Rock…another strategy too help reach this target is too increase stocking of Fish in Victoria to 5 million fish by 2018 (hope i remembered that one right guys!) Anyway, a lot of those fish are trout and bass but i’ll be blunt most of the trout are not coming too Gippland (except for Blue rock) in which i voted on growing the blue rock trout fishery and asked for trout stocking to be increased here. As for the rest of gippsland, Lake Glenmaggie will get get a few thousand rainbows and the Macalister above Glenmaggie will get a few thousand trout as well. But…, What we are getting is a heap of bass, actually…..all the bass! Gippsland has had a heap of bass stocked over the past 5 years and we are going to get approx 120,000 thousand more within the year. So in short, basically any river you can think of in Gippsland is going to get stocked with bass, there were a few little streams added to the list for 2015 that will get a few thousand bass fry, even though there were a heap of streams added at the meeting last year which all got stocked in Dec 2014. (Traralgon creek included). Sorry to ramble on… but Last year Traralgon creek got 3000 bass and it looks as if we will get a few more thousand as well, which is great news. The other hundred odd thousand bass are getting stocked into nearly every river between Moe and Lakes Entrance. Start stocking up on bass lures!

PORT PHILLIP BAY
A Little bit further away from home, but my good mate Mo is always keeping me upto date with his neck of the woods in PPB and Western Port. This week, they have started catching some bigger snapper and have caught them upto 5.5kg at PPB in the past week. In WP he has bagged out on really big calamari this week as well.
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WESTERN PORT
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Dave Johnson from the Thorpdale Angling club fished Westernport over the weekend and landed some quality calamari near Cowes. Good stuff mate!

WESTERN PORT
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Mo fished Westerport this week for Calamari and said they went really well. He landed half a dozen on baited jigs and size 3.5 Yamashita Live Jigs squids in maroonish colors.

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For more information, contact Will at Allways Angling in Traralgon on (03) 5174 8544. You will get expert advice and great deals on fishing bait and tackle. Tune into Rex Hunt and Lee Rayner’s “Off the Hook” on 1242 to hear will’s report on what’s going on in Gippsland!
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