Sal­mon still worth a shot from shore

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

Surf fish­ers have been mak­ing the most of the ex­tended sal­mon run, with re­ports of good ses­sions con­tin­u­ing to be ex­pe­ri­enced at Bluff Creek, Cheynes Beach, Sal­mon Holes, Ca­bles, Shel­leys, Par­rys Beach and Ocean Beach.

Her­ring are also around in very good num­bers and there are some big skippy be­ing caught, es­pe­cially along the beaches east of town.

Tai­lor have been turn­ing up some morn­ings and evenings at Na­narup and Born­holm. Whaler sharks have been caught on whole fish baits at Cheynes and Bluff.

The pro­tected wa­ters of French­man Bay and the whal­ing sta­tion are worth a try for King Ge­orge whit­ing. King Ge­orge are about in rea­son­able num­bers in the sound and both har­bours.

Big­ger Ge­ordies have been found in rel­a­tively deeper wa­ters of 15m25m.

Squid catches have gen­er­ally been good along the sea­grass mead­ows and there is also a good mix of bread-and-but­ter species around.

Reef fishing ef­forts in the past week have pro­duced pink, red and queen snap­per, as well as break­sea cod and small dhu­fish along the coral in 60m-85m.

The grounds east and west of town have been fishing best.

The King and Kal­gan rivers re­main very clear and have been pro­duc­ing bet­ter catches of black bream in their re­spec­tive up­per reaches.

Pic­ture: Get Be­hind The Wheel

An­glers wait for a sal­mon school to pass at Cheynes Beach.

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