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.
A great New Years Eve with Steve and Coxy. Finished with some good Bream smashing bait in shallow water. Watched a snake hunting for food along the bank and returned to the ramp at Marlo as a bunch of Stand Up Paddle Boarders with SUP Marlo paddled towards the entrance. Coxy even managed to catch a fish smaller than his hook
All fish were released to catch again another day.
A beautiful morning kayak fishing with Lesley and Russell. Russ caught his first ever fish on a lure – a nice Bream on a soft plastic (and released). Lesley persisted with a bent minnow surface lure, with some nice ‘follows’ and one Estuary Perch hookup. Unfortunately the EP got off before we got it into the kayak. Definitely worth the early start. Magic spot. Russ managed to hang on to the trophy … until next time
Had a great day out yesterday with Jenny and Suzanne from England. The weather was perfect and the fish were biting. They scored some nice Bream around Lake Corringle and the Brodribb River as well as seeing plenty of birdlife … the only thing missing was the G & T’s … next time
Once they had caught enough fish for dinner the rest were released to fight another day
Well the trophy changed hands yesterday with Russell taking the honours in both the Bream category and the Mullet category. A beautiful morning out on the water at Marlo.
Lesley has a chance at taking the title back tomorrow morning with some kayak fishing near Marlo … hoping for some big Bream and maybe even a 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.