Great garfish goodness

Garfish have been going off around the bay, with great numbers of fish to be caught from Brighton to Blairgowrie. The larger gars have been mainly caught down in the tidal waters of the peninsula, but have still popped up amongst the smaller school gars further up the bay. Fishing around the piers when winds are light has been best, as the rougher conditions have used the fish away an brought the larger predators around.

Customer Ismail went out in search of gars from the local rocks near Mornington and found some. While they weren’t thick he still managed to get a few going with the aid of a light berley trail. Small slivers of banana prawn were the most effective bait for him when fished on a heavily weighted float.

Customer Angelo has been doing well on the garfish fishing both Mordialloc and Beaumaris piers. Angelo has been using maggot and silverfish. Fine grain berley with a small amount of fish oil blend incorporated has been the best berley for him, especially when applied sparsely around the schools of fish.

Staff member John has also been chasing the garfish locally. John has been fishing for them around Frankston and Seaford and has been doing well. The same methods as others have been working best, employing a fine berley mixture and small baits of banana prawn and maggots.