lb report at the barwon river

Point Lonsdale Pier, Lorne, Barwon Heads, Torquay, Aireys Inlet, Angelsea, Ocean Grove
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lb report at the barwon river

Post by Matthew drako » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:55 pm

Hey all,
Fished the Barwon river today and encountered some nice fishing,
picked up countless mullet (20-35cm)
a few bay trout around 25 cm's
1 salmon going a whopping 60cm
1 trevally going 45-50cm (didn't measure the trevally: estimation)
Also landed a few undersize fish such as tailor, a flatty and a kgw
The current was crazy fast and the tide never really slacked due to the 40knot northerly winds (the only day I could fish all week hence why braving the winds)
The current was that fast that I couldn't leave my bigger setup on bait runner lol, it would just slowly take line.
All in all a great day.
rigs used were simple paternoster rigs with kl hooks. not too sure on the size as I brought them a while ago. Estimating size 4.
The bigger setup which landed the salmon and trevally was a running sinker rig with a size 2/0 suicide hook.
Baits were pilchards and pipis.
Cheers, Matt



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Re: lb report at the barwon river

Post by Lightningx » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:17 pm

That’s a top lb session mate!
Gotta be happy with that.
I’ve got a few of those big trevs in there as well :P
Very nice sambo.
Cheers :thumbsup:

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Re: lb report at the barwon river

Post by Seb85 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:23 pm

Nice you did well. With strong current and wind it would've been hard, yet you did great! You saw you came you conquered!
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Re: lb report at the barwon river

Post by Matthew drako » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:26 pm

Lightningx wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:17 pm
That’s a top lb session mate!
Gotta be happy with that.
I’ve got a few of those big trevs in there as well :P
Very nice sambo.
Cheers :thumbsup:
thanks mate, good fun the big trevs and boy did that salmon use the current to just peel drag lol. I look forward now for the warmer weather where I've gotten onto some bigger kgw in the system. Great to see the mixed bag the river still offers

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Re: lb report at the barwon river

Post by fishnut » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:25 am

Good going mate sounds like fun even though the weather was a bit ordinary

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Post by purple5ive » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:01 am

That's some good fishing mate. Some cracker fish. Well done!
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Re: lb report at the barwon river

Post by 4liters » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:42 am

Good session.

Is that just off those little platforms?
2015/16 Species comp total: 289cm
Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm

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Re: lb report at the barwon river

Post by Matthew drako » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:32 am

4liters wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:42 am
Good session.

Is that just off those little platforms?
ocean grove boat ramp. due to the high winds we fished the ramp knowing there would be no boats launching. the jetty downstream from the bridge provides excellent fishing during calmer weather and less tidal flow. have hooked a jewie their and caught many whiting, luderick, trevs and salmon. You also have the option of the ozone jetty which provides the opportunity of squid on slack tide as well as the above fish mentioned. personally, i'm not a fan of sheep wash beach due to the smaller sizes of fish compared to these other locations and due to the influx of people fishing it.

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Re: lb report at the barwon river

Post by smile0784 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:52 pm

Well done mate
Great session for the condition

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