Salmon still worth a try
Salmon are still appearing along the south coast in numbers.
Surf fishers at Salmon Holes on Friday were catching 4-6kg salmon one after the other on lures from a school that turned up, and stayed, just within casting distance for a few hours.
More salmon were caught at Shelley Beach during the week and there have been some nice fish picked up at Limestones.
Skippy between 20cm and 40cm have been on the bite at Bluff Creek, which is also producing plenty of herring.
A nice mix of bread and butter species including sand whiting, juvenile salmon, herring, skippy and tarwhine can be caught at Normans and Little Beach.
King George whiting do not seem to be minding the murky water through the inshore parts.
Some of the better Geordie catches this past week came from the discoloured water near Gull Rock, Michaelmas and Breaksea islands, Goode Beach and Frenchmans.
Squid are being caught in better numbers in areas that feature clearer water. Schools of juvenile salmon have been hanging around the entrance of Oyster Harbour.
The lower reaches of the King and Kalgan rivers are producing better catches of black bream after the recent influx of freshwater.
Few people have tried for bream in the systems east and west of town, some of which have opened to the ocean.
Reef fishing has been productive along the 60-80m depths when the weather has allowed the boats to head out.
Ryan Munday with a squid caught in Albany.