Sal­mon run con­tin­ues

Albany Extra - - FISH ‘N’ TIPS - Joachim Az­zopardi

Surf fish­ers have been get­ting among good num­bers of sal­mon along the lo­cal beaches, with early morn­ing pro­duc­ing the bet­ter re­sults.

The beach at Sal­mon Holes has again been among the good spots for 3kg-7kg sal­mon, with rea­son­able ses­sions also ex­pe­ri­enced at Par­rys, Shel­leys, Sand Patch, Na­narup and Born­holm.

Big schools of sal­mon ap­peared at Cheynes and its back beach on Sun­day af­ter­noon. Her­ring re­main in good num­bers on lo­cal beaches.

Some of the big­gest her­ring seen in some years are still be­ing caught from the rocks and beaches near Den­mark.

Beaches east of town seem to be pro­duc­ing bet­ter num­bers of skippy. King Ge­orge whit­ing fans had to work for their fish, which ranged from 30-35cm in the sound and har­bours and 35-45cm in the waters of Break­sea and Michael­mas Is­lands.

Squid catches are im­prov­ing and should con­tinue as win­ter pro­gresses.

Con­cen­tra­tions of red snap­per were found at the edge of the shelf, with ha­puka and blue eye trevalla caught out deeper when boats went out be­fore the re­cent storm. The usual mix of queen snap­per, break­sea cod and skippy have been picked up along the co­ral patches within 90m of wa­ter.

Black bream re­quired work in the King and Kal­gan rivers. It will be in­ter­est­ing to see how the re­cent del­uge af­fects the bream in the other sys­tems.

Pic­ture: @south­coast sport­fish/In­sta­gram

Max, 10, landed his mon­ster sam­son fish on his first trip to the con­ti­nen­tal shelf off Al­bany.

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