» Good size salmon off local beaches still being caught
» Reports of lots of small pinkies offshore
» A few flathead are still being caught offshore
» A few whiting are still being caught, but not in large numbers have been caught
» Mullet are also being caught near the ramp
» Snapper and pinkies reported offshore
» Some flathead reports continue
» Still reports of whiting, trevally and salmon
» Salmon being caught off most local beaches
» Reports of King George whiting continue in close
» Pinkies and snapper reports continue offshore
» Flathead catches are still being reported offshore
» Some squid are still around
» A few gummy shark are still being reported
» Salmon off local beaches are still being reported
» Still some bream being caught in Spring Creek
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» St Leonards, reports of King George whiting, flathead, pinkies and squid continue
» Clifton Springs is still seeing reports of small pinkies, whiting and flathead, plus squid and still the occasional gummy shark
» Queenscliff has reports of whiting, flathead, salmon, squid and still a few pinkies and trevally
» Outside the heads, still reports of a few gummy shark being caught
» The creek is still reporting trevally, salmon and some mullet
» At the Swan Bay mouth, reports of squid salmon and flathead as well as small whiting continue
» Point Lonsdale, sees reports of trevally, whiting, salmon as well as pinkies and snapper along with squid still being reported
» The White Lady is seeing continuing reports of whiting, pinkies and squid
» Indented Head has catches of snapper, pinkies, gummy shark, flathead, King George whiting and squid
RECREATIONAL anglers in Hopetoun celebrated recently as newly created Willow Lake was stocked for the first time with 20,000 golden perch.
Victorian Fisheries Authority chief executive officer Travis Dowling said creating new fisheries and stocking more native fish is a key commitment of the state government’s $27 million Target One Million plan to get more people fishing, more often, and boost participation to one million anglers by 2020.
“Fisheries staff joined local families, angling clubs and community groups at Willow Lake for a special event to mark the occasion and to officially open Willow Lake to the public,” Mr Dowling said.
“Local school children helped with the inaugural stocking, bucketing 20,000 golden perch fingerlings into the lake’s margins. Next year, Willow Lake will be stocked with Murray cod too.
“The newly stocked golden perch fingerlings, weighing 5 grams each, should reach a catchable size in about three years and will provide fun for mums, dads and kids keen to cast line.
“The new fishery was created thanks to the hard work of Lake Lascelles/Corrong Committee of Management, the Hopetoun Angling Club, the Hopetoun Ski Club and Yarriambiack Shire Council.
“More than $62,000 from Target One Million and around $60,000 of in-kind contributions from project partners created Willow Lake, which is a family friendly destination, away from motorised water-based activities on adjacent Lake Lascelles.
“Willow Lake was created using the shell of the decommissioned town water reservoir and is being maintained with
piped water from Lake Lascelles. Willow Lake features two new 9-metre fishing platforms and picnic facilities, perfect for families to spend quality time together.”
Mr Dowling said he has high hopes the new fishery will match the performance of Lake Lascelles where stocked golden perch are now providing anglers with great sport.
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