Fishing Report Monday 26th August 2019

Well the weather this last couple weeks has certainly shown its true colours. The wind and rain we have had has been making it quiet hard to get out, Hence our report is a week late this time round. Never the less we are now in spring and the new season should start to bring better weather.

We are coming back into Snapper season and soon it won’t be long till the reds start firing around Mount Martha, time to dust off all the gear guys and get your boats ready…. Looks like its going to be a red hot season.


For everyone who knows what Rosebud is like in a big blow knows how dirty and rough it gets out the front! This aside on the calmer days anglers have been getting some nice school whiting a few hundred meters from the pier and there have been salmon working the shallows around the jetty on the rougher days.

Calamari have been fishing well the last couple of weeks while the squid have been hot on red foil jigs, white and orange colours have been a big mention also.

Here’s a few jigs that have been a real hit.

Braving the cold, angler Shawn hooked a nice feed of flake off the Jetty.



The whiting have been a big hit amongst our local fisho’s, We have had excellent reports this last week of fish being caught from Rye to Sorrento.

Locals Mick and Jay fished around Rye on Friday, and what a day it was! The boys managed a ripper mixed bag of whiting and squid.

Jay Furniss.

Mick Brittain.


A good haul of ting’s boys! Well done.


As some you will have already seen, there has been a large school of salmon working the shallows between the marina and Sorrento. We have had many good reports of fish being caught in the morning and during the afternoon on soft plastics and small metals.

Staff Jules and his better half Emma fished Blairgowrie on Friday evening. Emma hooked this salmon on a pencil bait.


 David Locke doing some bait collection for an up coming gummy trip.


David also got a good feed of Calamari.

 Blairgowrie Marina is still the go-to spot if your looking for calamari, boaters have been getting on-to good numbers amongst the moorings again, while the sisters has been firing up for whiting and squid if your on the drift.

Customer Locky said he got busted off on a thumper salmon and then landed this unusual looking guy…. A Stargazer on a pencil bait!

Sorrento Pier has been a little quiet, we have had word of a few big squid that got caught late last week, so they are around. Fishing for gars as we come further into spring will be a good target for fisho’s off the pier. We do tend to see a few more fish show up around this period and stay right through the summer. Keep in mind plenty of burley is your key, you just have to draw them out of the moorings.

The week before last, a few customers were doing very well on the gummy sharks around Portsea and up the Simmonds Channel fishing the run in tide. Most of these fish were reported to be between 10 and 16kg.


Surf Beaches.

The week before last on the full moon we had Staff Jules and good customer James decide to fish Gunnamatta. The boys fished quite late and managed to get some really good size salmon. A little unusual to catch at night but is does happen.

James even cracked a double header on one cast!


James and his mate Justin turned the salmon into this nice specimen. Well done boys!

 On another note the offshore fishing will start back up soon, fishing the reefs out from Barwon heads back to Point Nepean side of Port Phillip. Generally you’ll find good quality snapper in these areas, while fishing further out on the 35 to 45 meter lines gummy shark and flathead are a popular target.

For more information or general advise be sure to drop passed the shop and say G’day or give us a call on 03 5981 1994,

From all the crew at Compleat Angler Rosebud

Dave, Jules, Robyn, Ross, Scotty and Steve.

Best of luck on your next angling adventure,