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On The Bite 23 Jul 2014

Wurdee Magic

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Finding calm conditions Saturday afternoon at Lake Wurdi Boluc was Wayne Trewin. Casting a frog pattern Tassie Devil around the shallow edges Wayne grassed a well conditioned brown trout. Also putting in a few hours at Wurdi Boluc this past week was Michael Evans who using his vast experience of this frustrating piece of water found Redfin to 45cm casting Fish Arrow soft plastics.

Further down the road at Lake Purrumbete anglers experienced success casting shallow diving hardbody lures over the vast weed beds. Daiwa Double Clutches, Rapala F-7s and Pins Minnows are the accounting for the most trout with colours such as black and gold or spotted dog the standout.  Brown and Rainbow trout to 2kg were taken with those braving the cold conditions at first light achieving the best results.

Bullen Merri continued to produce Chinook salmon to 1.8kg for those fishing deep with bait and lure. The odd Rainbow trout to 2kg has also been taken by flat line trolling pink number 55 Tassie Devil.

The Barwon River around the Queens Park area has seen anglers catching large number of carp. All though these fish don’t have the best reputation they certainly make up for it in the fight. With carp to 8kg being taken this is certainly an attractive option worth considering. 

Lake Toolondo has Rainbow and Brown trout to 2kg for those casting hardbody lures amongst the trees. Due to floating weed, trolling of this lake has been difficult

With Saturday and Sundays calm conditions anglers found squid willing to take artificial jigs. At Clifton Springs those pushing down towards Hermsley RD found larger squid at day break with the average size dropping off as the day went on. Other anglers found the Clifton Springs channel edges to hold good numbers of gummy shark to 8kg using freshly caught squid as bait.

As expected the Geelong Waterfront still holds good numbers of pinkies and as has been the case over the last few weeks casting soft plastics has proved the most effective method. The spoil grounds at Stingaree Bay are also worth shot for snapper and flathead with the odd bigger fish being taken.

Swan bay has gummy shark to 10kg present in the channel of an evening. Most desired baits have been pilchard and fresh squid. Anglers fishing Swan Bay need to be persistent and pick through the unwanted by catch.  

Spinning Banncora surf beach has seen Australian Salmon to 1.5kg on Sluk 25gram lures. Casting distance has been the key to success and covering ground helps out too.

If the weather forecast remains true we are in for a fantastic weekend. Spinning the surf beaches between Barwon Heads and Apollo Bay will be ideal. Casting 25 gram lures fitted with single lure hooks at beaches such as Jan Juc or off the rock platforms around Lorne is going to see good numbers of Australian Salmon. For those wanting to give the boat a run try searching for winter snapper around the Geelong Inner Harbour or over on the Spoil grounds. The freshwater guys should find Lake Purrumbete ideal for trolling as well as casting the weed banks for monster brown trout.

If you have success in your fishing expeditions this week and would like to share your report please call in store and see Chris and Mick at Fishing World Geelong 105 Shannon Ave Geelong West or alternatively send us an email at and jump onto our Facebook page


A big thank-you to all that came and supported us last weekend at our opening sale. A fantastic time was had by all. 

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