Coastal Catches 1/11/2012
The long weekend in November is always a popular time to go fishing. Many families will go camping or head to their shack for a spot of R & R and take the opportunity to wet a line.
Calamari Squid continue to be caught in good numbers and good size all along the North West coast. They can be caught from the shore however a boat certainly gives an advantage. If you want to kick back and take it easy try a pilchard with a squid skewer fished under a float. This is a very effective way of catching squid.
There were a few Australian Salmon in Emu bay early this week and we also have had reports from Port Sorell and the Leven River. They will be around in other areas along the coast and they will readily take a soft plastic or silver slice. They are great fun to catch and are great on the barbeque when they are fresh.
Crayfish will be keenly sought as the season opens at 6am on Sat 3rd November. Make sure you are up to speed with all the possession and size limits as there are hefty fines if you are caught doing the wrong thing.
The Central Highlands will be another popular destination and things are starting to get going again after some more snow last weekend. There are plenty of fish being caught at Arthurs lake but the condition of the fish has been poor to reasonable. Woods lake has also been fishing well and the size of the fish is a bit smaller but they are in good condition. The Great Lake continues to fish well it is hard to go past the ever reliable Berkley Black and Gold T Tail soft plastic.
Sea Runners are still being caught along the coast and in some of the West Coast rivers. Berkley cas clear minnow has been working well in the Inglis river.
It was a pity to hear that a group of people speared a considerable number of large Blue Spot Flathead in the Circular Head area last weekend. These fish are the breeding size. If we are going to have fish for the future this sort of greed has to stop. A lot of recreational anglers are actually targeting these fish and release all the bigger ones.
If you are heading down to Strahan we have had reports of Atlantic Salmon being caught in good numbers. Macquarie Heads is worth a look as there is always a good chance of catching Australian Salmon.
Tight lines till next week.
Gadget of the week
Berkley Ranger Tackle bags.
These new Tackle Bags come in 3 different sizes and come with plastic trays. One of the best features is the nylon zip and sliders that are non corrosive and wont bind up when they come in contact with salt water. Available from Tassie Tackle and Outdoor.
Mathew Howard with a fantastic 4lb Estuary Perch that he caught and released in a West Coast river. Note Estuary Perch must be released when caught as they have a zero bag limit.
Cameron Barry with a beautiful 2lb Brown Trout that he caught at Woods Lake