LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE | PAGE 99 FISHING Angling for a fun time on the coast Whether you’re a keen angler or you’re planning to ‘drop in a line’ for the first time, the Lakes Coast and southern NSW coast offer endless fishing opportunities all year around. If you’re planning to fish in an unfamiliar area, your best bet is to track down the nearest fishing tackle and bait shop for advice, any extra equipment or tackle you need, and of course, some bait or lures. It’s also worth hitting Google for any recent local fishing reports – you might be surprised by how much relevant and timely fishing information is available including tips on the best locations, baits, rigs, times and methods. Surf fishing If you’re planning on hitting the surf beaches for Australian salmon and tailor, popular methods include bait fishing using pipis, sandworm, bluebait, whitebait, prawn or squid. Some people also like using a ‘popper’ (similar to a saltwater fishing fly) on one of their leaders, while others find success by casting and immediately retrieving a shiny silver lure, such as a ‘silver wobbler’. The best time to surf fish is generally the last two hours of the incoming tide, and if that coincides with dawn or dusk, your chances of success will increase. Saltwater rivers, lakes & estuaries The rivers, lakes and estuaries of Gippsland and southern NSW are abundant with fish. Popular target species including bream, mullet, flathead, whiting, trevally, tailor and garfish. Common baits include sandworm, prawn, pipi, squid, and even bread for species like mullet and garfish (just squash some white bread into a doughy ball and pop it on a small hook below a float). Many anglers also entice the fish to bite with lures or soft plastics – an ‘active’ method of fishing that often works well for bream, tailor and flathead. Licence to reel If you’re 18 years of age or older (and not eligible for a special exemption), you must obtain and carry a recreational fishing licence before wetting a line in Victoria or NSW. Licences are available online and from most fishing shops. Also, always remember to observe minimum/maximum size and bag limits – which can also be found online or using a free guide available from most angling outlets. Fishing is a fantastic family activity and a fabulous way to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Good luck and have fun! Fishing is a fantastic family activity. Photo: Visit Victoria PB6474 SALE (Servicing Wellington Shire) 67- 69 Macalister Street, Sale P: 0403 638 751 E: firstname.lastname@example.org BAIRNSDALE 65 Macleod Street, Bairnsdale P: 5152 4141 E: email@example.com LAKES ENTRANCE 505 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance P: 5155 1514 E: firstname.lastname@example.org ORBOST 122 Nicholson Street, Orbost P: 5154 1919 E: email@example.com WHAT WE OFFER MARKETING MATERIALS Business Cards Flyers Postcards Brochures Presentation Folders Gift Certificates Loyalty Cards PHOTO GIFTS Photo Printing Canvas Prints Photo Books Wall & Desk Calendars Photo Cards STATIONERY Letterheads With Compliments Slips Notebooks & Note Pads Envelopes Invoice/Receipt Books Compliance Pads/Books CALENDARS Wall Calendars Desk Calendars Poster Calendars LABELS & STICKERS Address Labels Mailing Labels Stickers & Decals Business Card Stickers Custom Stickers Window Decals Product Labels Gift Tags / Swing Tags INVITATIONS Birthday Invitations Wedding Invitations Party Invitations Business Invitations SIGNS & BANNERS Banners & Posters Lawn Signs Window Decals A-Frames Garage Sale Signs MAGNETS Car Door Magnets Magnetic Postcards Magnetic Calendars Photo Magnets WEBSITES Website Design E-Commerce Sites Website Management Domain Names Website Hosting Social Media Management PROMOTIONAL ITEMS Pens Stubby Holders USB Flash Drives Rulers Stress Balls Keyrings Mouse Pads Bumper Stickers T-Shirts Premium Caps Tote Bags Hoodies Beanies DIRECT MAIL Address and unaddressed - Printing and distribution through newspaper or letterbox drop.