In-store at Rod Bending's Leongatha to view and test drive.
With a fine break in the weather and an increase in the water temperature, the fishing and variety of fish has greatly improved.
From the beaches at Inverloch, Snapper to 78cm and Gummy Shark to a metre have been taken from the beaches after dark.
Last year the Snapper entered the Inlet around mid October, but this year it is all happening a month later. But the rewards have been outstanding. Alfie (pictured) used up all his leave passes to fish the nightime off the Inverloch Beaches.
We had great fun testing the Hobie Mirage Eclipse on Anderson Inlet last Saturday. Conditions were a little messy...a 3 knot outgoing tide with a 12-15knot WNW cross wind.
Main excellent ground into the tide and all who tested were impressed by the stability of both the 10.5 and the 12' Eclipse.
Steering was very responsive and will post a video soon.
A big thanks to Shane Osbourne for his great photos.
Well, all the planets aligned following the New Moon this week.
A high barometer reading around 1030, overcast conditions and a light southerly breeze. And the Australian Salmon didn't disappoint.
Spinning lures off the beach east of the Jetty towards the Mouth of Screw Creek produced fish to 60cm a couple of hours either side of the high tide. Blue bait patterns were the most successful pattern of lure.
Waders are a must as the tide starts to run out, you will need to walk out further to reach the school.
Land Based spinning for Salmon on Inlet beaches can be rewarding and there are times when you spin your ar** off for nought.
Don't expect the Australian Salmon to always move along the same sections of beach. As they are always following bait schools, they will be where the bait schools go.
When spinning, releasing berley can attract them towards the area you are fishing. The beginning of the run out tide is the best time as it suck out into the deeper water.