Westernport's whiting fishing has been excellent recently, with the fish going from strength to strength. The average size of the fish is very good at
present but will drop off with more small school fish into the start of Summer. There have been some exceptional fish caught down the bottom end of
the port around the deeper sand holes and section of reef out from Somers and Shoreham, but there have also been good numbers of solid fish up the
top of the port.
Customer Nigel has been catching good numbers of fish from the edges of the middle spit lately, with most falling to mussel. Staff member Don has also
been catching whiting from the spit, along with the Gentle Annie and Warneet channels. Fish to 42cm have been taken on both pipi and softened squid
cut into small worm like strips. water depths have varied as the fish move on and off the banks but the out going tide has been when the fish have
been more active.
Customers from the Keysborough Angling Club have been doing well on the whiting on Westernport of late also. Customers Norm and Dave have been fishing
out from Hastings and Stony Point and most of their fish have come from around the middle spit. Both pipi and squid have been the best baits, with
'snapper magnet' berley pellets doing a good job at keeping the fish nearby. Pilchard oil mixed in has attracted plenty of whiting and other bait species
like yakkas and trevally, especially when the tide has starting waining.