MY BIG CATCH WITH GARRY KERR FISHING REPORT
03 May 2018 Surf Coast Times, Surf Coast (General News) by Garry Kerr ANGLESEA > Weather conditions have been ordinary to say the least > Still a few pinkies being reported > Reports of some flathead and whiting still around > Still a few squid reports > The occasional gummy shark has been caught > Still reports of salmon off the ramp and beaches. BARWON HEADS > Reports of some pinkies offshore > Flathead have also been reported > The odd elephant fish has been caught > Still reports of whiting, trevally and salmon. LORNE > Snapper have been plentiful with most boats coming in with their bag limit. Ranging between 30 and 40 centimetres > The flathead have gone quiet. But still the odd one to be caught > Theres been quite a few good size gummies caught for those targeting them > King George whiting are still about but not in numbers. > Schools of salmon are still popping up occasionally with yakkas and slimy mackerel swimming among them > The pier is still producing plenty of calamari. Report thanks to Lorne Angling and Aquatic Club. TORQUAY > Whiting reports continue as do reports of pinkies and some snapper > Some good salmon catches are still being reported off our local beaches > Flathead reports are still coming in > Gummy sharks have been reported > Spring Creek continues to produce bream. Remember Torquay Tackle and Sports. For all the best available advice in Torquay on tackle and bait, drop in at the store and see Ross or Josh to ensure you get the most up-todate information available. Phone 5264 8207. QUEENSCLIFF > St Leonards, reports of whiting and squid along with some pinkie and flathead. gummy shark catches have also been reported > Those at Indented Head are seeing catches of whiting, squid and a few flathead taking place > Swan Bay: flathead, some King George whiting and salmon have been caught at the entrance > Point Lonsdale pier is fishing okay for salmon, whiting and some trevally > The White Lady is still to producing a few squid and whiting > The creek is producing a few trevally, salmon and mullet. IF YOU love freshwater fishing and want to learn all about how stocked fish are produced, then get along to the free open day at Snobs Creek on Sunday, June 3. Everyone is invited. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said the open day was the perfect opportunity to get behind-the-scenes and talk directly to expert staff about how they grow trout and native fish, which are released throughout the state to improve inland fishing opportunities. The Snobs Creek hatchery is pivotal to our annual fish stocking program, growing species that are popular with recreational anglers such as brown trout, rainbow trout, Chinook salmon and Murray cod, alongside trout cod and Macquarie perch which are of conservation significance, Ms Symes said. The hatcherys operation is funded by recreational fishing licence fees and the Labor Governments Target One Million plan, which in investing a record $46 million to get more people fishing, more often. Snobs Creek has played a huge part in stocking more than five million fish over the last 12 months, which delivers on a flagship commitment of Target One Million. The open day will include free tours of the hatchery, during which visitors can learn about its 70-year history and see firsthand how fish are bred, fed, sorted and loaded onto customised stocking trucks for delivery. The day is a family-oriented event with prizes to be won and free activities for kids of all ages including a jumping castle, face painter, balloonist and fishy-themed photo booth. Food and coffee will be available for purchase from vans and stalls onsite. When: 10am-2pm Sunday, June 3, 2018 Where: 455 Goulburn Valley Highway, Eildon Learn more at vfa.vic.gov.au/snobsopenday. LORNE AQUATIC AND ANGLING CLUB The Lorne Aquatic and Angling Club is holding its first winter competition on Sunday May 6. It will be followed by a mixed grill at about 1pm. All members and visitors welcome. PHOTOS I would also like to remind everyone to keep those photos coming in of your big catch! Please forward them to mybigcatch@ bigpond.com, with type of fish, weight, length, location and your name. I am more than happy to place your photos in My Big Catch. Caption Text: Bowen Hergstrom, of Torquay, caught his first rainbow trout at Lake Burrumbeet. He was as proud as punch.Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.