Sharks are biting

TOP CATCH: Kyle Maney, Kym Maney and Nathan Bird with a nice 35kg gummy shark boated aboard Southerly Fishing Charters.

By Jamie Coates

A COOL but fishable weekend graced the Limestone Coast and several anglers made the most of the weather to head out on the water.

The offshore scene was fairly busy, with plenty of boats out on the big blue and most found some nice fish.

Tuna numbers were pretty healthy for most and although the size was not as big as most would have hoped, there were still some reasonable school fish mixed in.

Sarah Sander caught her first-ever tuna fishing with Ryan Kobes and Luc Lam, with a handful between them.

Lily Whan boated her first tuna while fishing with mum and dad and brother Sam.

Skirts and divers were both productive and varying colours did the damage.

The bottom fishing was excellent again, with some lovely shark and reefies from 45 metres and beyond.

Nannygai, terakhi and blue morwong were all in good numbers, as were the pink ling from out in the deeper water.

In a bit closer, the shark fishing around Green and Danger Points has been excellent.

The size has been brilliant, with fish to 25kg boated, but most around that 12kg to 18kg.

There are no secret spots down there, just find a ledge or a drop off, throw down some burley and give it a crack.

Surf fishos found a few reasonable fish.

Tyson Ploenges beached himself a couple of nice gummy shark Saturday afternoon down around Piccininni Ponds/Green Point area in a handy little afternoon session.

The salmon fishos have done quite well through the Cape Banks area and right along the Canunda NP.

Bait fishos probably have the upper hand still, but lure lobbers are still right in the money.

Gar numbers have been a lot like last week – plentiful but hard to catch.

Like I mentioned last week, the rotting weed on the beach has filled the water with maggots which the gar and mullet have been feeding on.

You should get a few if you persist and now the weed is washing away, they should be a little bit hungrier.

The Glenelg River has been pretty hot and cold the last week or so.

Some guys have found a few reasonable fish, where as others (myself included) have not found much at all.

The signs are there, the fish are on the sounder and the bait is on the move, but being restricted now by border closures, our fishing area has become quite limited.

With the ongoing situation over the border, we are all hoping for the best and for things to get back under control as quickly as possible.

Hang in there Victoria, we are thinking of you.

The coming weekend forecast is looking a little different to our last.

We have a bit of rain, swell and wind on the way, so inland or up the river might be the best option.

Until next week, safe fishing.