Pica with a 6.535kg snapper caught Sunday May 19 off Torquay.

FISHING REPORT – May 23, 2019

May 23, 2019 BY

» Weather has still been poor so reports are more general in advice
» Still reports of some small salmon being caught off local beaches
» Offshore when possible reports still consist of a few small pinkies plus the occasional flathead
» Some gummy shark have also been reported
» A few whiting have been caught in close along with some trevally and the occasional pinkie
» A few small bream have been reported in the river.

Report provided courtesy the Anglesea Rusty Anglers Angling Club

» Still reports of snapper, a few pinkies and flathead offshore
» Still reports of a few gummy shark
» The river reporting catches of small whiting plus a few trevally and salmon
» Still reports of salmon being caught off the beaches.

» A few King George whiting in close
» Some good snapper reports are starting to come in
» Still the occasional gummy shark being reported
» Flathead are still being reported
» Salmon being caught off local beaches
» Small bream in Spring Creek to be caught.

Torquay Tackle and Sports

» St Leonards has King George whiting, flathead and a few squid
» Clifton Springs sees reports of whiting, flathead, squid along with a few pinkies
» Queenscliff has whiting, flathead, pinkies and squid are still being reported
» The creek some reports of a few trevally
» Swan Bay is seeing pinkies, flathead and squid near the mouth
» Point Lonsdale has trevally, King George whiting, salmon, and squid being reported
» The White Lady is seeing whiting, squid and flathead
» Indented Head continues to produce reports of flathead, King George whiting, squid, snapper and the occasional gummy shark.

VICTORIA has smashed its previous native fish stocking record by more than a million fish as part of the state government’s plan to get more people fishing, more often: 5.9 million native fish – including Murray cod, golden perch and Australian bass – were stocked last season.

Victorian stocking records were broken for several species including 1.85 million Murray cod, over three million golden perch, 287,000 silver perch and 275,000 estuary perch.

This comes on top of last year’s one million trout and salmon stocking, taking the number to nearly seven million fish, more than double the number of fishes stocked under the Liberals in 2013.

Lake Eildon received a record 714,000 native fish this stocking season, with 413,800 Murray cod and 300,500 golden perch in the water.

Rocklands Reservoir is another big winner from this fish stocking season, receiving 300,000 Murray cod fingerlings and 300,000 golden perch bringing the stocking total to more than one million native fish in just two years.

Native fish are also being released into new fishing areas, with a string of reservoirs in central Victoria receiving golden perch ahead of being opened for kayak and canoe access.

Barkers Creek Reservoir, now open to paddle-craft, received 30,000 golden perch while other reservoirs soon to be opened to on-water access shared in 209,000 native fish, including Lauriston, Upper Coliban, Tullaroop and Malmsbury.

75,000 estuary perch fingerlings have also been released into the Barwon River near Geelong and 133,000 into the Maribyrnong River as part of a bigger project involving access and facilities improvements.

Closer to Melbourne, other Target One Million stocking commitments are being delivered with 260 catchable size golden
perch and Murray cod released into lakes at Casey Fields and Karkarook in Moorabin.

The record-breaking water by water list of native fish stockings is available at vfa.vic.gov.au/nativefish2019.

Meanwhile, if you see or suspect illegal fishing activity any time, phone the 24-hour reporting line 13 FISH (13 3474).


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