NICE CATCH: Shannon Hermann and Jeremy Dunnett with a few nice bream and flathead caught at the Corio Classic.
NICE CATCH: Shannon Hermann and Jeremy Dunnett with a few nice bream and flathead caught at the Corio Classic. Contributed

FISHING TAILS: Corio Classic lures them in

THE 2015 Corio Classic was held over the weekend, with the Keppel Bay Sportsfishing Club hosting the event at Corbetts Landing.

The event started on Sunday at 7am with the full complement of 50 anglers registered to fish.

Boats were launched and made their way down to some favourite fishing spots, however the weather was making the fishing hard with strong SE winds in the bay.

2015 Corio Classic winners.
2015 Corio Classic winners.

Some pushed through the choppy conditions to find some nice size Bream in the bay near some rocks were the water was a bit cleaner and some anglers stayed up the creek and caught some nice size Flathead and Whiting.

During the day some nice fish where caught and measured by the following anglers, Connor Duffy (3 Lure Caught Bream - 89.5cm), Craig Robertson (Corio Classic Bream Master & 3 Bait Caught Bream - 100.5cm), Lewis McPherson (Whiting - 40cm), Sam Gibson (Barramundi - 72.5cm), Graham Weston (Flathead - 70.5cm).

Thanks to the Keppel Bay Sportsfishing Club for setting up and running the event again this year.

Also thanks to The Secret Spot and Barra Jacks for the great prizes for the juniors and senior divisions.

Estuary fishing has been improving with good numbers of Bream, Flathead and Whiting starting to come on with winter.

The Mud Crabs has slowed down now but there are still the odd good full buck getting caught in Coorooman and Corio Bay.

With the school holidays, my tips for catching a fish with the kids is trying new ground.

Craig Robertson with a bream caught during the Corio Classic.
Craig Robertson with a bream caught during the Corio Classic.

If you go to the same spot over and over, chances are you are going to get the same result.

Some things to consider are - asking your local bait and tackle shop what baits are working in the area.

Try to read the water if your beach or bank fishing look for spots that the bait holds up, or gutters that will have fish waiting for the tide to change.

Most importantly get the kids involved with fishing. Once they are hooked they will be your fishing buddy for life. Offshore fishing is not happening at the moment with this wind.

Hopefully next week will bring a change and we can chase some Reds and Mackerel.

The next Treehouse Tavern Family Fishing Club competition will be held on the 18th /19th July.

The weigh-in will be at 2pm on the Sunday at the Treehouse Tavern in Cawarral.

If you are a keen angler of any age, the Mirror Angler page wants your fishing story.

Write a short fishing story and include a good quality picture and you could be featured on the page.

Send your story to crakyl@hotmail.com or message Craig Robertson on Facebook.



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