Surf’s up for sal­mon feed

Albany Extra - - Fish 'N' Tips - Joachim Az­zopardi

Surf fish­ers still have a pretty good chance of pick­ing up a sal­mon along the coast.

Among the spots to fea­ture catches of 3-7kg fish this past week were Bluff Creek, Cheyne Beach, Na­narup, Mut­ton Bird, Sal­mon Holes and Shel­ley Beach. Late af­ter­noons, when the tide was in, seemed to pro­duce bet­ter num­bers than morn­ings.

Her­ring are plen­ti­ful right along the coast, while tai­lor are a chance early morn­ing and evening at Na­narup.

A few gummy sharks have also been picked up re­cently.

Small south­ern bluefin tuna have been caught from the rock plat­forms near West Cape Howe and Cheyne Beach.

Ja­cob Crispe landed a queen snap­per and a big fox fish from the stones near Low­lands last week. King Ge­orge whit­ing en­thu­si­asts achieved their bet­ter catches around the in­shore ar­eas that fea­tured cleaner wa­ter.

Squid are quite big at the mo­ment and a lit­tle berley every so of­ten should bring her­ring and skippy around.

Reef fish in­clud­ing snap­per, dhu­fish and break­sea cod have been hard work along the co­ral in 50-80m of wa­ter.

Sam­son fish are about in big num­bers in some depths and ar­eas, while ha­puka con­tinue to be found in dense schools wide of the edge of the shelf.

A 1.2m mul­loway was caught in the Kal­gan one evening last week. Hard-bod­ied and soft plas­tic lures are start­ing to pro­duce bet­ter black bream catches in both lo­cal sys­tems.

Pic­ture: Lau­rie Benson

An­glers try their luck at Cosy Cor­ner.

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