The cold has set in and there has been an emergence of land-based anglers along the peninsula. The beauty of land-based fishing opportunities along the Mornington Peninsula, in the cold weather, is that we can still catch good numbers and, as soon as it gets too cold or wet, we can hop straight back in the car and go find a warm fireplace and hot coffee!
It’s not just the keenest of anglers that are braving the elements and having success. The gummy shark fishery continues to be strong for boaties fishing the south channels. Symonds Channel is producing a mixed bag of gummies, flathead and whiting.
Once again, land-based captures are as frequent in numbers and size as the boat anglers at the moment. Probably based on more land-based anglers actually fishing. Mornington Pier has been a consistent spot for calamari so far this winter, as well as the rocks along Mt Martha and Portsea Pier.