Salmon a hit-or-miss bet
Salmon continue to turn up along the beaches but the popular sportfish have been favouring some spots more than others.
Surf fishers caught and released two to three-dozen salmon at Sand Patch during a session last week.
There were dozens of fish caught at Shelleys and Bronholm and consistent catches at Salmon Holes.
Bluff Creek and Cheynes Beach have been a little hit-ormiss, while Nanarup only fished a little better for the 3kg7kg fish compared with previous weeks.
Bagging a feed of herring requires minimal effort and there are still some big skippy at the less accessible spots.
The boats that have been trolling bibbed minnows off the headlands have been coming across plenty of salmon and, at times, small southern bluefin tuna.
King George whiting catches have been improving in King George Sound, as well as Cosy Corner and Two Peoples Bay.
Squid have been found in bigger sizes and better numbers in depths ranging between 12m and 20m. Herring are responding well to berley inshore and there are plump sand whiting around also.
Crews who ventured to the shelf did very well on big red snapper, as well as hapuka.
The coral produced reasonable catches of pink and queen snapper, breaksea cod and samson fish.
Finding bigger black bream in the King and Kalgan rivers requires some effort.
Seth Leo caught this mulloway recently.