It’s no secret that it’s wet and cold and the fish have definitely gone a little bit quiet but it does not mean that they are not there.
The beginning of May saw yet another Bream Classic held on the Hopkins River, which raised more questions than it answered.
Mid-May finally saw the weather cool off and some rain begin to fall.
Although fishing does slow down this time of year in the Tamar Valley there are some good winter species that anglers can target successfully during the colder months.
Freshwater enthusiasts will need to work a little harder during the cold spell to tussle with sport fish in the freshwater section of the Barwon River.
With the water cooling down, the fish have moved into the Cunningham arm and have been schooling in huge numbers.
The fishing in and around the district shows no sign of slowing down.
This final month of the season has seen the continued poor fishing in our region although there are a few bright spots.
By July the entrance is expected to be open, which hopefully will create another great Australian salmon run.
The Tetra 12 Angler is described by the manufacturer as sleek and fast with excellent stability making it ideal for coastal, estuary and river fishing. This sounded like something I should check out, so we organised a test kayak from RU4Reel Adventures and BLA and hit the water on a blustery, rainy and pretty ordinary day.
Now that trout season is over, many anglers have been looking towards other options to fish over winter. One of those options is bass.
Winter is well and truly here now, and with the water going cold, all the talk on Ninety Mile Beach has been about the salmon.
July does see the start of the very cold water in Victoria, with temperatures in Port Phillip bottoming out in July and August at around 11C.
Three months without being able to seek solace at your local trout hole may seem like a daunting prospect and while part of this is true, the light at the end of the tunnel is nigh.
Tasmania is well known for it’s amazing trout fishery, that’s a given. It is also known for tumultuous weather, unpredictability and the fact that scoring a great window of opportunity is impossible to forecast well in advance.
The caddis pupa is one of those flies that when used just about guarantees you some hot action pretty much all season, somewhere!
This time of year typically turns on some of the best trout fishing opportunities in our local lakes and this year has been no exception.
The great run of southern bluefin tuna we have been enjoying is now starting to slow right down but there is still plenty of other great fishing options on tap over here whether you are into offshore fishing, surf or estuary there is plenty happening over this way.
It’s July! The water’s cold, the trout are spawning and snotties are running! It’s the last month before the trout season opens up, so why not give something else a go?
During this time off year many anglers have made their way down to Portland to try their luck on SBT.
I got the surf gear out recently and decided to give the surf beaches a go. Needless to say I wasn’t disappointed.
July generally provides harsh pickings for the southern-based angler with inclement weather usually hampering anglers.
Williamson's surf beach is one of those places that most surf anglers love. It's easy to access, with only a short walk from the car park and plenty of gutters and deep banks to fish.
This month the air temp is obviously cooler and the water should be between 18° and 20° so put on the warm outfits and get out there for a special month that promises for virtually all species.
I can deal with a few days of rain with the Winter fronts, but those slow-moving, soaking east coast lows were killing me.
Water temperatures down and quality cod encounters up: that's what to expect at the home of the mighty green fish at this time of year.
The SeaJay 440 Discovery Sports is a fantastic boat that will suit estuary, river and lake fishers as they search out all sorts of native and introduced fish. Matched with the Suzuki 50hp four-stroke, the combination was brilliant and I thought extremely well balanced. Let’s take a look at this package in more detail.
Because the water should have cooled down considerabley by now, trevally, bream, tailor, snapper, salmon and luderick are the main fish to target during June.
Now it starts to get a little tougher and with the onset of the cold weather, it will get to the point where only the diehards will make an effort.
With frigid westerly winds blowing off distant snow-capped mountains, often only the keenest anglers are on the water now, so most boat ramps, beaches, rock ledges and estuaries will see less angler presence and less pressure on fish stocks.