Excellent squid are around.
Wayne Friebe

Land-based and boat anglers have been enjoying excellent squid fishing over the last month. The rocky shores from Mornington to Safety Beach have been especially productive.

The cold and dull days of winter that seemed so far away for so long, especially over the past few months, have well and truly set in on the bay.

While many anglers are more focused on football and other local activities, and also other species farther afield at this time of year, there are still plenty of bread and butter fish to sink your teeth into. It may be cold, but we get some ripper conditions for fishing and boating at this time of year, so rug up and get out on the bay to have a crack.

While the winter months aren’t the traditional time for snapper in the bay, there are still plenty of resident fish to target for the dedicated few. At the risk of banging on about it again, good quality snapper can be caught right through the winter months if you know where to look.

It’s well known that good numbers of snapper move up into the Yarra River during the winter months to feed on the mud banks. In our part of PPB they tend to congregate around the southern shipping channel and the wide mud banks nearby. The western side of the shipping channel south of Safety Beach and Dorman seems to be a very productive area as well.

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