Long weekend perfect for dropping a line


Coming into the long weekend there is some fantastic weather due, so the fishing options are almost endless – especially when there is plenty of good fishing on offer.

If you’re chasing a Good Friday feed then getting stuck into the king George whiting is going to be a very good option as the bite has been red hot this past week.

Clifton Springs right through to Queenscliff is still producing some great fishing, with big numbers of fish and at a good size.

Fishing tide changes, or late in the afternoon, is going to be your best bet for a feed. Calamari also remain a relliable source at the moment as they are still in great numbers right around the peninsula.

Ocean Grove through to Torquay is still fishing well for bluefin tuna, anywhere between 30-60 metres of water is holding plenty of fish.

They are proving to be very flighty and are moving quick so it has been tricky to get the bites out of them but casting stick baits into the bust-ups has been very effective.

The fish are feeding on tiny pilchards so casting lures to replicate them is ideal.

Barwon River down towards Ocean Grove has had some great bread and butter fishing on offer these past few weeks and is a great option if you’re keen to take the kids for a fish over the long weekend.

King George whiting, trevally and salmon have all been chewing quite well through the system.

Although you may not break any records in size there is plenty of action to remain entertained.

The west coast estuaries have been fishing quite well over the past week with most systems producing some quality fish with bream, perch and mulloway all finding their ways onto anglers hooks.

Casting soft plastics and hard body lures throughout the system has been very effective in getting the majority of fish and surface fishing in the early mornings and late afternoons.

The little bit of rain we have encountered over the past week or so has really fired up the Otway streams and the brown trout have been chewing very well. Smythes Creek, Cumberland River and the Bahram are some great systems to have a look at.