June Fishing Report

Lakes & Estuaries

Flathead, bream and tailor are active with the odd whiting still been caught. Lures have been the go for the tailor casting or trolling the water ways. The flathead are slowing down with the water temp ranging between 13-15c, Heavier soft plastics and bait drifted through the deeper waters seem to be the trick to catching fish at the moment. Bream are slow but still active so an unweighted prawn around a snag seems the way to go, A hard body lure or small vibe run slow past the snag should work as well.

Beach Fishing

For winter fishing the beaches are still fishing reasonably well with plenty of salmon to be caught.  The odd gummy and mulloway have been caught by those anglers who want to brave the cold nights. Look for a beach that’s got some deep gutters on it at the moment and you should find the schools of salmon. Early morning or late afternoon also might make the difference as for baits pilchards are still the best way to go or casting a few silver lures.

Inshore Fishing

With these cold mornings its hard to be on the water early but if you can brave the temps there are a few nice snapper to be had along with some mowies. For those who don’t want to brave the early morning temps try fishing a little deeper between 40 and 80m for the snapper and mowies. Due to the sudden temp drop the flathead have been a little harder to find but if you start getting fish even under size fish stick with that area as the fish have been in isolated areas.


With the water at 18.1 we are seeing a few yellowfin tuna and albacore been caught mainly on lures over the shelf. Over the next few weeks we should see a few bluefin tuna one the move weather permiting.

Call in and see Michael at Pickles Fishing and Outdoor for all the latest news on the fishing.