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Searching for Salmon Update 21st June 2016

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 11:46 -- David Walsh

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.

Salmon Time on Venus Bay Beaches 21st May 2015

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:29 -- David Walsh

The gutter formation along the Venus Bay Beaches is deep and within casting distance from the high tide mark.

Schools of salmon are moving along the gutters throughout the tides.

Best baits are blue bait and pilchard fillets. If using poppers, tip with a strip of squid.

If it's quiet on the baits, try spinning metal lures along side your baits. You will cast further and the lure action may bring the salmon in. Also it can indicated whether the salmon are moving along the gutters or in the whitewash.

Surf Fishing Clinics Venus Bay 31st May 2014

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 08:48 -- David Walsh

We conducted our first Surf Fishing Clinic on the Venus Bay Beach 1 on Saturday 31st May 2014. Start time was 10am with 5 adults and 2 kids attending.

The aim of the clinic was to cover reading the beach, safety, casting, rigging, bait and lure fishing  and looking after your catch.

At 10 am, it was 2 hours into the run in tide. This was perfect to highlight how the incoming tide was to work from the major hole on Beach 1 and flow along the gutter to the north.

Photo 1 (below) shows the deep low tide hole, which was producing many mullet and small salmon on pipi.

Preparing for Surf Fishing Season-Venus Bay Style 26th March 2014

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:04 -- David Walsh



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.

So it’s time to dust of the cobwebs of your surf fishing gear and get ready for the time of your life battling 2kg plus fish.

Night Fishing Venus Bay...Gummy Shark 25th February 2014

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 10:37 -- David Walsh

 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). The barometer was steady and the winds were to be light and the most important factor was....we all had leave passes!


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