|article: berwick fishing report by paul worsteling
Dated: 14 September, 2007
PAUL WORSTELING’S TACKLEWORLD CRANBOURNE SHIMANOWORLD BERWICK FISHING REPORT: 14-09-07
Snapper is the word on most people’s lips as everyone wants to know if they are worth a shot yet. We are seeing and hearing of more captures as each week passes. The only way to catch one however, is to get out onto the water yourself and it looks like Warneet may be the go.
Customers Kerry and Laurie travelled down to Port Albert on the weekend for a spot of fishing from the pier. Even though the water temp was reported at just 9.2 degrees, there were plenty of garfish in the 40 – 45 cm bracket taking pipi strips from the pier.
Staff members Adam Ring and Jarrod Day fished Phillip Island land based on Wednesday. The boys finally ended up in Cleeland Bight where they landed a couple of nice Calamari on silver whiting baited jigs near the top of the tide.
Customer Vince John came to the shop at Cranbourne to weigh a nice new season Snapper on Saturday. The fish which weighed four kilos, was taken on a pilchard near Ram Island. He also reported several Cowan young to 35 cm from the same area.
Customers Donna, Damien and William fished Flinders over the weekend to land 30 nice Grass whiting to 30cm. The high tide also produced some nice calamari.
Regular customer John Stuber reports excellent numbers of quality King George Whiting from the Western Entrance this week. Two trips yielded 54 and 46 fish up to 45cm in length.
Robin Grey from Peninsula and Western Port charters reports excellent numbers of salmon in the Tortoise Head area. Fish in the 27 – 32 cm bracket are thick and will respond well to a bit of berley and some pipi baits.
I just got off the phone with Granger at Warneet boat ramp for some up to date Snapper reports. All the news is good from late last week and into this week. Last Friday ten boats launched at Warneet with eight of them returning with Snapper that ranged from 5.1 to 9.6 kilos. That’s an 80% strike rate with not a single fish under 5 kilos and one twenty pounder. WOW. These fish have come from Stony Point through to Joes Island. Several more Snapper to 6.5 kilos have turned up since, along with gummies to 12 kilos and good numbers of nice squid.
Customers Ben and Sam fished land based on Saturday to land a mixed bag of yellow eyed mullet and whiting. All fish were caught on chicken fillet after plenty of berley entered the water.
More Snapper action with a report of a 4.8 kilo red taken at the Outer Artificial on squid according to Trevor Hogan. I have been told about a few more fish from the area, but was asked not to pass on any details or I would be beaten. Sorry.
A customer turned up at our Cranbourne store on Friday with a fish that he scooped out of the Patterson River with a landing net. After some research we identified it as a Short Headed Lamprey. It was a bout 40cm long and looked like an eel with a shark like tail. It also had a spout like a whale on the top of its head. It is a freshwater fish that can be viewed in AFN’s Freshwater Fish of Australia on page 71.
Leonardo da Vinci could draw with one hand while writing with the other.
Yours in Fishing
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