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After a good Sth Gippsland blow this week from the south west, the schools of Salmon have moved along the shore at Pensioners Point. Local, Turi, landed 10 fish this morning to 1.5 kg using Searock metal lures. The secret to his catch was the color today....pearl/silver white in color. Keep a close eye on the breaks in the weather reports. There will plenty of opportunities later next week when this series of fronts pass through.
I enjoy seeing fathers taking an interest in getting their kids outdoors in search of adventure. Eddie and his son Samual are on holidays to enjoy some fishing in their boat. They also had a plan...for Samual to catch his first Estuary Perch on a lure. We suggested the Venus Bay Islands and a few tactics. They did that and more. Thanks for the correspondance and the pictures. Well done guys!   Email received 17th April 2014
This morning Australian Salmon to 55cm were in the channel off Pensioners Point. Being first light and around the low tide, spinning metal lures from the shore will reached the school. Observe the surface water and cast towards the areas being disturbed by the salmon. All the metal lures (15-25 gram) used, had the trebles removed and changed over to single hooks for a better hook-up rate.        
The Entrance to Pensioners Point. Around the high tide the schools of salmon are about. Berley is the key to attract the fish towards the shore as the tide runs out or use tuna oil on your bait.
A large school of salmon have moved into Anderson Inlet. Land-based anglers fishing off Pensioners Point are landing fish to 2 kg on both lure and baits. With the continual changing of the sand bars within the Inlet, land-based bait anglers can use berley on the out going tide to attract the schools within casting distance closer to shore.
Inverloch Land-Based Fishing Highlights   27th March  2014. Flatrocks. Around the low tide good numbers of trevally to 1 kg, pinkies to 32cm and the odd whiting to 45cm. Blue bait and squid the best of the baits.
 SALMON SEASON SURF FISHING  VENUS BAY After a big low and a good blow, the run of Australian Salmon will follow the colder water close to shore along the beaches from Kilcunda to Venus Bay.
Fishing at the Inverloch Jetty during the week is a special land-based location as young Zac and his family discovered. Lacking the boating activity of weekends, the fish and other sea creatures that enjoy weed beds around the Jetty and east of the jetty are more comfortable to feed. At low tide yesterday, Zac was fishing with pipi in search of King George Whiting, but instead his baits were being followed by calamari.
 On Sunday 23rd February 2014, all the planets alligned for a night fish on Venus Bay Beach 1. A substantial gutter through the break had formed a decent hole about 100 metres to the left of the carpark. A run out tide on dusk and a late half moon rising after midnight. (the night would be similar to a new moon whilst we fished).
Joel targeted Estuary Perch on surface poppers in the Tarwin River this morning. He was up pre-sparrows and had a great session catching and  releasing 30 perch around the highway bridge. The fish were most active before the sun was up over the trees and were smashing the lures on the surface in the shadows. One of the larger 49 cm perch swallowed the lure.
When the weather allows us to fish Anderson Inlet, there are many opportunities to target quality fish. Whiting...the Snags, Stevies Gutter and at the A Frame (west side of Mahers Landing) are producing many fish to 35cm and the odd 45cm around the changing tides. Best Baits...live bass yabbies (pumped at the mouth of Screw Creek), pipi, squid strips and pilchard fillets.
The cold clear waters of Andersons Inlet are looking very "fishy" come this time of year. If you're a follower of our Rod Bendings World facebook page, no doubt you've noticed the Aussie Salmon action out in the entrace over the last 3 months. Well the Fish have now come over the sand bars and are accessible to land based anglers.
Finding the fish in the dirty water of Anderson Inlet can be a challenge. But don't let that put you off. Now the rains have stopped again, many of the quality river species are now being targeted sucessfully in the open waters of the Inlet. This fine 40cm Estuary Perch and many others made for an exciting day Sunday fishing the flats out from Mahers Landing.
James from our Inverloch store took advantage of the good conditions this morning to fish out of the Hobie Adventure Island (outriggers on but no sail). He launched at Pensioners Point to test a sample of the new DUO Realis 110ml pencil lure. This surface lure worked a treat. His hot session lasted about 2 hours on fish to 1.5 kg (50cm).
With conditions being a little more friendly for anglers, great catches of salmon have come in all week. With the water temperature down to 13 degrees, salmon to 1.5 kg or 50 cm plus are abundent. Fishing the low tides is perfect for spinning. You will be casting beyond the break and into the back channel.
I had a window of opportunity to fish the Tarwin River this morning with Shane Osbourne. Target..... Estuary Perch and test out Shane's new Lowrance HDS-7 structure scan. Conditions were fine, overcast and cold. We launched our Hobie Revo 13's at the Tarwin River boat ramp just before 8am and headed up-stream with the last of the run in tide.
Large schools of Australian Salmon are making there way inside the mouth of Anderson Inlet. From kayak or boat, you will have an action packed session trolling or spinning lures. The current water temperature is 15 degrees and on each incoming tide, the schools are progressing further into the Inlet.
Strong winds from the south west bring the schools of Australian Salmon closer to the surf beaches and into the estuaries along the southern coast of Victoria. And that is going to happen tommorrow. So plan to fish from Sunday 5th onwards. The high tides are corresponding with first and last light which makes the afternoon sessions more appealing.
It was with great pleasure I had the oppotunity to be involved with the residents of Rose Lodge Wonthaggi fishing the Tarwin River Boat Ramp yesterday. Local anglers, Ian and Allan had pumped bass yabbies at the mouth of Screw Creek on Tuesday afternoon. Live bait, an incoming tide and favourable weather conditions. Awesome! Now the pressure was on to catch some fish for the residents bi-annual fishing adventure,
The comment from many anglers fishing the Tarwin River is..."There isn't a quality fish to be Caught!" Well, if you fish the right time with the right bait or lure, there is quality fish to be caught! This 35cm Bream (weighing 950gram) was taken today, landbased fishing on the rising tide between the boat ramp and the highway bridge. The lure was the Atomic Crank 38 Double Deep in Muddy Prawn.

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