Fishing Report – June 21, 2018

June 20, 2018 BY

Marg Parson with a nice whiting.

Weather conditions are still poor and limiting reports

» Weather has been ordinary again to say the least
» Pinkies were being reported
» As were reports of flathead and whiting but not inumbers
» Reports from those trying to fish the beaches see some salmon still being caught.

» Reports offshore were of pinkies
» Previous reports of gummy sharks
» Flathead where also being caught offshore
» The Barwon River had reports of some whiting, trevally and salmon.

» Still reports of whiting along with a good number o f pinkies being caught offshore
» Reports of good salmon catches continue
» Good numbers of gummy shark have been reported
» Flathead reports are still coming in but seem to have slowed down a bit
» Spring Creek is producing some bream.

Remember Torquay Tackle and Sports. For all the best available advice in Torquay on tackle and bait, drop in and see Ross or Josh. They will do their best to ensure you get mthe most up-to-date information available. Phone 5264 8207.

» St Leonards, reports continue of whiting, squid, pinkie and flathead still being caught also some nice garfish are also being caught
» Indented Head has reports of whiting, squid and flathead continuing
» Swan Bay, reports of flathead, squid, a few King George whiting and salmon
» Point Lonsdale pier, “when weather permits” salmon, whiting and the odd trevally continue – see video link in story
» The White Lady has reports of a few whiting and calamari
» The creek is still said to be producing a few trevally andsalmon

Clifton Springs jetty to undergo upgrade

THE State Labor Government is funding a major extension of the Clifton Springs fishing platform to help more keen anglers cast a line on the Bellarine Peninsula.

Premier Daniel Andrews and Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville announced on Friday that the Labor Government will upgrade and double the length of the existing fishing platform — ensuring more people can fish, more often.

The new, extended platform will provide the communities of Clifton Springs and Drysdale with a stable place to fish, close to the existing boat launching precinct that features toilets, car parking and fish cleaning facilities.

The 35-metre extension will include a light at the end of the platform, hand rails and rod holders along its length to make it more convenient to wet a line for calamari, flathead, whiting or small snapper — all prized table fish.

The project has been made possible by $320,000 from the Labor Government and is expected to be complete by mid October 2018, in time for the warmer weather and the Christmas holidays.

The existing 35-metre Clifton Springs fishing platform was a Labor election commitment in 2014, following a strong
community campaign after the previous wooden piers fell into disrepair and started to fall down.

The Labor Government provided $250,000 to build the existing platform, which opened last year — Friday’s announcement doubles down on that important investment.

The project complements the Labor Government’s Target One Million flagship plan to end commercial net fishing in nearby Corio Bay, which was achieved in April, and end all commercial net fishing in Port Phillip Bay by 2022.

It doesn’t matter where you fish or what you catch if you do it within the scope of our fishing regulations, which are there for the protection of our recreational fishing rights.

It doesn’t matter whether you catch a fish large or small, no matter who you are or where you are, as long as you are having fun while doing it.

Even if it is at Point Lonsdale in wild weather, as the video on the below link shows! As to whether they were actually having fun or not though could be debatable: youtu.be/N112p7VCEgg?t=97.

I would also like to remind everyone to keep those photos coming in of your big catch!

Photos: Please forward them to the email address below, with Type of fish, weight, length, location and your name. I am more than happy to place your photos in My Big catch. Email photos to [email protected]