AUSTRALIA: Lysaghts – Excellent reports of early season Snapper


Customers Steve and Boney fished the middle spit for squid during the week. The boys later headed to Elizabeth Island on dusk in search of gummies. They landed a cracker gummy that tipped the scales past 25kg. After a few quick snaps the big girl was released with no harm done. It was taken on yakka. They also got a nice 4kg fish and a few ripper squid. Great reports guys and awesome fish.


Excellent reports of early season Snapper have fired up this week with great fishing had off Lysaghts. Customers Pat and Paul fished on Thursday to land 2 beautiful Snapper ranging from 2kg – 3.5kg. Both fish were taken on pilchards.

Greg and Patrick fished in 12m of water off Lysaghts on Wednesday and caught 2 ripper Snapper as well. Both weighed about 2kg. Along with the Snapper they landed some thumper couta that were some of the biggest couta we have seen all year. All fish were caught on squid and pilchard baits.


As the season rolls on so does this fantastic squid fishing. Reports are coming in thick and fast and doesn’t look like slowing down. Regular customer and gun angler Danny Manning fished the pier on Monday and landed 4 crackers with the biggest going a touch over 2kg. He reports that a few guys were getting them on baited silver whiting jigs under floats but the most effective way was to cast 3.5 sized jigs and really give them a rip. The squid couldn’t get enough of it.

Drifting over the weedbeds in the boat has been successful to with most guys managing to pick up a couple of squid also.

Paul Worsteling
Fishnet Pro Angler
Cranbourne Fishing Tackle.
p: (03) 5996 6500

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