Great garfish activity

The garfish have been pretty good along the Eastern side of the bay, right down into the peninsula. The hot areas have been Beaumaris, Mordialloc, Frankston and Mornington – but they have also been caught from Rye and Blairgowrie. Fishing maggots and silverfish in small pieces under a finely tuned float has been a great way to score some, but don’t forget the berley!

Jarrod from head office got amongst the garfish during the week and ended up with a nice bag of tasty fish. Jarrod found that two different mixtures of berley worked best, which is normally the case. A wet mix added to fine powder style dry berley is generally the best for deploying into the fish – and the best for keeping the fish around without giving them anything to eat. Jarrod found that maggots and large silverfish were the best two baits.

Staff members John and Don have been out catching some garfish recently. Both of the guys have been fishing different areas with slightly different methods but they have both caught good numbers of fish. The one thing that remains the same is that the finesse involved in making sure that your float is precisely and correctly ballasted. Changing bait depth is also something that the guys have had to do, as the fish move up and down the water column with the wind and berley. Both Black Rock and Frankston have been worth a fish for Don and John.