The fishing for KGW at the minute is excellent, and many many anglers are making the most of it. With many corners of both bays producing fish both boat and landbased they are well worth targeting. Westernport has been the main targeting grounds of late, with the whole port virtually producing fish. The hot areas that have been worth fishing have been all the banks in the north of the port and their channels and gutters. Positioning yourself so that you can fish a shallow bait on the bank, and one off the edge is a good way of finding where the fish are moving through.
Customers Damien and Sarkis both managed bags of good fish fishing out from Hastings. The guys both found that the start of the run was when the bite really
picked up and got moving, and with some fine pellet berley in the mix the fish were hitting hard. Baits of pipi and pilchard fillet were best.
The region around Hastings has been excellent for numbers of fish as has the middle spit. Both locations have been fishing well up along the bank edges
and into the deeper water of 10 - 15m or so. If fishing these deeper areas make sure you present your baits in long strip form as they will spin much
less in the current. Choosing a suitable rod should also be brought into the equation, as your normal whiting rods might not like the 4 - 6oz of lead
they need in order to catch these fish. Generally the deeper water holds numbers of larger fish, with fish in the 40 - 45cm size range not uncommon.
if you're interested in targeting the KGW from the shore there still is some quality fishing to be had. Staff member George fished from the beach down
along the peninsula during the week and landed 7 nice fish to around the 40cm mark. George fished around the top of the tide and mixed between banana
prawn, pipi and mussel to land his fish.