The Bellarine Peninsular
The Bellarine Peninsula has still been very productive for anglers chasing a feed of Calamari over the past week. Casting size 3.0 Squid jigs in 3.5m of water over weed beds has been producing great results. Clifton Springs through to Swan bay have been the standout locations. The Queenscliff Bight has been a bit a little patchy but over the next few weeks the fishing there should really fire up.
The Gummy Shark fishing continues to be fishing very well along the Bellarine Peninsula. St Leonards once again holding large numbers around 5-10kg in size and Queenscliff producing that better size class. Clifton Springs has also had a few reports of guys getting Gummy Sharks. Having fresh bait is a massive game changer when fishing for sharks so it pays to put the time in and catch some fresh bait like Squid, Salmon and Pike.Offshore
Keeping on the topic of Sharks it’s hard to go past the fishing offshore lately for them. Once again fishing off the reefs in 35m of water between Port Phillip Heads and Torquay being the hot spots. Fishing out from Apollo Bay, Bruce Munro managed to boat 2 ripper School Sharks weighing in at 24 and 17kg. Both Fish were caught on freshly caught Mullet.
Portland is still producing Barrel Tuna for the keen angler. Trolling 10” skirted lures and diving lures has been by far the most popular and most post productive way to target them. Just behind ‘the rock’ and through to Cape Bridgewater are the areas that are well worth the look at. Redbait pattern lures are producing the majority of fish however be sure to have a variety of colours to match the baitfish the Tuna are feeding.Barwon Estuary
The fishing in the Barwon River has been nothing short of spectacular. The ‘Sheep wash’ and Barwon Head’s boat ramp have been the stand out locations. With common captures of Salmon, Trevally, Mullet, Bream and tailor have kept anglers guessing with a mixed bag of species with even the odd mulloway lurking. Sam Pitman and Tyson Heaton-Lansley had a ripper session Sunday afternoon. The pair managed a great haul of Silver Trevally fishing with live bass yabbies pumped earlier that day.Moorabool Reservoir
If you’re after a session on Trout then Moorabool Reservoir is the location to head down to. Although the fishing has been on and off persistent anglers are pulling out some great fish. Soft plastics and bigger spinners have been the most productive lures with un-weighted scrub worms proving very effective.