The Marlo Fishing Challenge

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. 🙂

Sunday morning sesh

Had a great morning out on the water last Sunday with Ruffy. Conditions were perfect as kingfishers bombed the water next to us and 5 eagles soared above. We caught some nice Bream and a couple of smaller ones, including a Perch.

Yeerung River Kayaking

Had a great time kayaking in the Yeerung River recently with Sarah, Kate and Keira. Conditions were great on the river even though it was quite windy in Marlo. The mouth to the ocean was closed, so with the water being quite high we were able to paddle way upstream, surrounded by huge Mahogony’s, Tree Ferns and plenty of birdlife

The ‘Perch Search’

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.

Speccy Sunset and plenty of fish

Had time late yesterday to put the boat in for a quick fish – it was well worth it with a speccy sunset, heaps of mullet, a nice Luderick and a couple of Bream (one big one over a kilo that was released).
I even had a ‘pelican present’ on my bonnet when I arrived back at the ramp
I’d encourage everyone to release their bigger fish, especially this time of year when they are spawning.
Cheers. Mike.

Nice Luderick and a great morning out

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