Last Friday was lining up to be a hot day, but it was an awesome morning to be on the water around Marlo. Kathy, Greg and their grandkids Chaz and Tyler explored the Snowy and Brodribb Rivers. We watched as a Tiger snake swam across the Brodribb River. Not long after, Chaz landed a beautiful Bream and cracker Perch.
It was a great morning for an ecotour today with Pete and Deb. Although the Marlo estuary and the Snowy were quite brown after heavy rain high in the catchment last week, there was plenty to see. After the resident Seal waved us off from the Marlo Jetty, the birds put on a show, with Little Terns (recently arrived from Siberia), Hooded Plovers, Oystercatchers, Spoonbills, Cormorants, Darters and more. Eastern Water Dragons (adults and babies) were sunning themselves on the rocks as Whistling Kites cruised above. As we were checking out a Sea Eagles nest, a Heli Bomber flew past on its way to one of the local bush fires (most started by lightning storms over the past week).
Lesley and Russell enjoyed a speccy morning on the Brodribb River yesterday. The twins like a bit of competition, so they battled for an impressive trophy I assembled, to see who could catch the biggest fish. After a slow start we finally found the fish and Russell soon had a couple of nice ones on the board. With time running out for Lesley, Russell started celebrating …. but he went too early …. as Lesley hooked a cracker! The measuring was tense, as Lesley topped Russell’s biggest by half a centimetre!
This was Russell and Lesley’s third trip with Marlo Fishing Tours and they’re already planning their next one. Can’t wait for next time guys. 🙂
Brad Young invited me out on his boat around Marlo Last week (Fri-Sat) with young Harry to take part in the ‘Perch Search’. The aim is to catch local Estuary Perch as breeding stock for Fisheries Victoria’s East Gippsland stocking program. Youngy managed to catch a couple of ripper Bream before we landed a few Perch. Harry starred on Saturday with some nice Bream and Perch. My highlight was a 1.88kg Salmon on 4lb gear! Great fun … thanks to Youngy and Harry for a couple of fun sessions.
A great morning out near Marlo today. Sunshine, no wind and plenty of fish. Here’s dad with a couple of nice Luderick (biggest was 41cm, 0.98kg). Also scored some mullet and more Luderick. We were watching an Azure Kingfisher dive-bomb his prey when the first rod went crazy! The weather is finally starting to warm up and Spring is not too far away
Neville and Kate from Snake Valley came on an eco-tour on Saturday afternoon with Marlo Fishing Tours. They got up close to some Hooded Plovers at the Marlo entrance before heading into Corringle Slips, cruising around the Marlo Islands then up the Snowy and Brodribb Rivers. The Azure Kinfishers were teasing us as we caught glimpses of them up the river. After watching a pair of sea eagles off in the distance, one of them decided to pay us a visit and landed in a nearby tree. Magic.