Last fish for 2017

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.

Kayaking on the Lagoon

On a beautiful summer’s day we headed off on a kayaking adventure in Cabbage Tree Lagoon. The scenery was spectacular and everyone enjoyed the amazing experience.

Thanks to John, Anne, Anne-Aelis and Aymeric, hopefully see you next time


Ecotour with Pete and Deb

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).

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.

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.

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

Easter Eco-Tour

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.

Fish and wildlife – close up

Grant and his brother Clayton from Toowoomba had a great time out with Marlo Fishing Tours on Good Friday. As well as catching some nice fish including a 0.98kg Luderick, the wildlife put on a show. A couple of friendly water dragons let us get super close, a kingfisher plucked a small fish from the water just metres away from us and a Whistling Kite was showing off its nest.