Darren caught this 6.53kg snapper off Torquay a few weeks ago.

FISHING REPORT – May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019 BY

» Weather has still been poor so reports are fairly poor
» Reports of some small salmon being caught off local beaches continue
» Offshore, when fishers can get out, reports consist of a few small pinkies as well as the occasional flathead
» Last reports saw a few gummy sharks caught
» In close, a few whiting had been reported
» The occasional small bream reported in the river.
Report provided courtesy the Anglesea Rusty Anglers Angling Club

» When people can get out, reports have been reports of snapper, pinkies and flathead
» The occasional gummy shark had also been reported
» The river has had reports of small whiting plus a few salmon
» Reports of salmon being caught off the beaches continue.

» When conditions allow, reports have been of a few King George whiting being caught when fished in close
» Reports of snapper have been continuing
» Occasional catches of gummy shark had been reported
» Flathead had also been reported by those fishing offshore
» Salmon are still being reported off local beaches
» Small bream are still to be caught in Spring Creek
Torquay Tackle and Sports

» St Leonards has been producing reports of King George whiting, flathead and a few squid
» Clifton Springs reports were of whiting, flathead, squid and a few pinkies
» Queenscliff is still seeing whiting, flathead, pinkies and squid being caught
» The creek has seen a few reports of some small trevally
» Swan Bay, reports have been of pinkies, flathead and squid near the mouth
» Point Lonsdale pier has been producing reports of trevally, King George whiting, salmon, and a few squid
» The White Lady is reporting whiting, squid and flathead catches when weather permits
» Indented Head is said to be producing reports of flathead, King George whiting, squid and snapper.

VRFISH, the peak body representing Victoria’s 838,000 recreational fishers, welcomes the signing of a landmark agreement with government agencies that will see felled trees in VicRoads operations be re-utilised to create vital in-stream fish habitat across Victoria.

VRFish Chairman Rob Loats said, “We are ecstatic to see that our proposal to scale-up and take a state-wide approach in repairing and enhancing our fish habitat has been embraced by Government.”

The agreement signed with Minister Jaala Pulford recently will enable more fish habitat to be installed at less cost, while creating immediate environmental offsets from road infrastructure projects.

Last year, VRFish wrote to the Victorian Government seeking support to work in collaboration with VicRoads and recreational fishers to repair fish habitat and boost fishing opportunities.

“Much of the cost in restoring our large woody fish habitat is locating and buying the wood and then arranging transport to the site,” he said.

In-stream habitat provides necessary shelter, food and breeding locations for fish and other aquatic animals. Many Victorian waterways have suffered from extensive removal of habitat and vegetation from the 1800s until the late 1990s.

“Put simply, habitat makes fishing happen,” he said.

“We commend VicRoads, the Arthur Rylah Institute, the Victorian Fisheries Authority, Catchment Management Authorities and Melbourne Water for coming together to establish this innovative partnership to make our river and fishing better,” he said.

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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