» Salmon continue to be caught off local beaches
» Pinkies are still being caught offshore
» Flathead continue to be scarce
» A few whiting have been caught.
» Snapper and pinkies offshore are still reported
» Flathead reports continue offshore
» Whiting, trevally, salmon continue to be caught in the river
» Salmon off most local beaches.
» King George whiting are still being reported in close
» Offshore, pinkies and snapper continue
» Flathead are being caught but not in great numbers
» Squid are still around
» A few gummy shark have been caught offshore
» Salmon catches have been reported of local beaches
» Bream continue in Spring Creek.
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» St Leonards has King George whiting, flathead and squid continue
» Clifton Springs, pinkies, whiting and flathead and squid as well as the occasional gummy shark reported
» Queenscliff: whiting, flathead, salmon, squid and an few pinkies have been reported
» Outside the heads, some bluefin tuna have been caught
» The creek continues with reports of trevally and salmon
» The mouth of Swan Bay reports squid, salmon and flathead catches as well as a few whiting
» Point Lonsdale, still trevally, a few whiting, salmon and a few pinkies and squid have been reported
» The White Lady, whiting, pinkies and squid with the occasional gummy shark also being caught
» Indented Head, snapper, flathead, King George whiting, squid as well as some pinkies and some pike.
TWO people are facing serious charges after a Good Samaritan’s phone call to 13FISH early Sunday helped Fisheries Officers locate an illegal net containing more than 1,000 juvenile Bream a Sanctuary Lakes.
Victorian Fisheries Authority Director Education and Enforcement Ian Parks said officers managed to release hundreds of live Bream from the net, however nearly 890 were found already dead.
“A second identical net was retrieved nearby and contained no fish,” Mr Parks said.
“Officers later attended a Point Cook residence and allegedly discovered five more nets, which were all seized on the spot along with a 2012 Toyota Camry.
“A small number of frozen undersize bream were also located on the property and seized.
“The 29-year-old female and 34-year-old male admitted to setting the nets in the Sanctuary Lakes over the past six months.
“The pair will be charged with using and possessing commercial fishing equipment, taking undersize fish and taking more than the catch limit, and summons to court.
“Using commercial fishing equipment carries a maximum penalty of six months imprisonment and a fine of more than $16,000.”
Mr Parks said these illegal nets were highly effective at catching small fish such as bream and had the potential to cause immense damage to juvenile fish stocks.
“This is great example of the 13FISH number working at its best with the community helping Fisheries Officers apprehend illegal fishers who have little regard for the future of our valuable fisheries.”
“We know most people do the right thing when it comes to enjoying Victoria’s fisheries, but it only takes a few wrongdoers to have a serious impact.”
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