Lindsay Doust- Hook, Line & Sinker

Whiting come on line

As mentioned in last weeks article, the whiting have made an appearance in the Richmond in good numbers. Whiting are generally a summer fish and can be caught in rivers and on our beaches. On the beach, the best bait is beach worms or yabbies (nippers) and this is also the case in the rivers except that they seem to like blood worms better. In the estuaries whiting prefer the bigger tides that we get around the full and new moons, but theyre also taken in good numbers at certain locations when the water is discoloured after a flood. Having said all that, there are lots of whiting caught whilst out on the river for a days general fishing. You are likely to get a mixed bag of bream, whiting and flathead. Last weekend was the first of the good tides for the coming season and nice whiting were caught. There are no better eating fish than fresh fillets of whiting. Remember there is a bag limit of 20 per person and a legal length of 27cm.

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