Rain causes carp frenzy

217180_01 Dasch Wiebush with a Brown Trout from Eildon supplied

The Barwon River has been fishing quite well this past week as the rain has certainly stirred a few things up and caused a bit of a carp frenzy.

Anglers fishing the banks with corn kernels and bread have been having great success in landing carp to about 3kg, proving some fantastic fun close to home.

Indented Heads has proved to be the number 1 whiting location this week with some great reports rolling in.

Fishing the outgoing tide with fresh squid and mussels has been doing the damage, with fish to 37cm and seeming to be holding in good numbers.

Some whispers of snapper have begun to circulate with some fish starting to be caught in the outer harbour channel.

As the water temperature increases we should only see it get better and better. Pilchards, silver whiting and squid are a fantastic bait to soak with plenty of burley to get those fish to your baits.

Out offshore towards Barwon Heads has had some ripping reports of bottom fish as of late, in particular snapper and nannygai.

Drifting in depths between 30 and 50 metres is worth a crack as fish have proven to be holding there, fresh squid on a paternoster rig proving lethal.

Daniel and Hudson Maddalena got out during the week landing numerous snapper and nannygai in 50 metres of water off the bluff.

The surf coast beaches have still been producing some good Australian salmon fishing for the fishos casting metal lures from the surf, 25 gram lures have been very effective in landing fish to 1kg.

Lake Purrumbete has been on fire with some fantastic fish being caught from most parts of the lake.

Casting shallow diving minnows over and along the weed beds on first light has been producing some quality fish to about 3.6kg, along with plenty of smaller ones thrown into the mix.

Redfin are still in great numbers out a bit deeper – sounding up the schools and bouncing soft plastics on their heads is sure to get slammed by the large number of fish that are there.

The Goulburn River and Eildon pondage is still providing some great fishing for both brown and rainbow trout with fish to more than 4.5kg still being caught!

Local young gun Dasch and his father made the drive up over the weekend in hope to get stuck into the action and having great success in landing plenty of trout to about 1kg along with a monster brown estimated around the 4,5kg mark.

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