Fishing Tips from No Fuss Guss
knows the local conditions
and has skippered many fishing parties
on the lake over the years. So here it is -
The Lake Tyers
Wheel Beach Cabins for your mates' next trip.
30 December 2013 - Flathead
Some nice Flathead have been taken recently (See BragBoard).
green strand weed continues to be a nuisance especially for
flick and retrieve, plastic style fishing, but for those that
can find a clear sandy bottom, and more often than not shallow
at that, good results are possible. Tailor are wrecking
all too many soft plastic lures and are plentiful in the lake.
If you enjoy some high adrenalin fishing, slip on a
metallic lure and troll!! Bream will be a more elusive, but
satisfying target if care is taken to explore higher regions of
the lake. Bigger baits such as Pilchard will keep small fry off
the hook. Take care and easy as you go.
22 December 2013 - Bream are
on the improve
Bream are fishing well above the Devil's Hole with banana prawn
proving a good choice along with Pilchard for the bigger Bream.
Catches have been the exceptionally good looking golden or
sea Bream , taken early in the morning. The weed
continues to be a challenge making retrieval chancy work.
A couple of bigger Flathead have been lost this way
recently, so take it easy folks and always keep a moderate drag
setting. Many smaller Bream are in the shallow waters and
will make a mess of your bait. Otherwise the lake is
coming good and is ready for summer fun. Take care
and easy as you go.
PS No-Fuss-Guss will be assisting Santa again this
year so hop along and support him, and the local clubs and
businesses that make it all possible. Seasons greeting
from all of us at the tipping page. Tight
15th December 2013 - Sandbar
as good as in place for summer
Lake temperature continues to rise and Flathead are moving into
the lower lake area. The loose floating weed is making
lures a bit more work, though the weed is not toxic and actually
provides good food and cover for the small animals in the food
web. Bream have been caught around Blackfellows Arm and down
around the Channel markers. Plenty of bites on Sandworm.
but most are a nuisance size. The water is currently
quite high after the sandbar closes, but unless more rain
occurs, seepage and evaporation will lower it over the next few
months. Looks good for xmas and new year action. Take care
and easy as you go.
2nd December 2013 - Summer
officially here and the lake's temp's rising
Good bream are being taken in serious size (arouind 38cm) and
numbers well above Devil's Hole. The Flathead are also moving
down with good catches with Plastics in the lower lake reported
near the channel. The winds are reducing and the longer,
warmer days are making it an ideal evening fishing time. The
lake is still open, though the opening is greatly reduced
and significant flows only occuring at the top of the tide.
Take care and easy as you go.
24th November 2013 - Tavern
Fishing Comp' produced good fish
The lake performed well last Saturday for the Water Wheel Beach
Tavern fishing comp'. The weather was kind most of the
time, and many entrants caught good size fish, both Flathead and
Bream, the target species. We saw some spectacular catches
board) and I haven't seen so many boats on the lake for a
long while. 'Dutchy' took out the big prize with combined
length of 155cm (two Flathead and a Bream). The Warragul boys
were an example of many people who travelled a fair distance to
compete and had a great time. The day before the comp' one
of their members,
Hans, caught a 95cm Flathead the first time he used
plastics! Another of their members, Phil Cole came second in the
comp with total of 151cm. Pilchards were a popular bait,
but Prawns once again appeared to be best standby. There is plenty of weed around the edges, but
fairly harmless apart from having to drag any catches through it
to land them. The fish are in excellent condition and
other fishers caught a wide variety of species including Yellow
Fin Bream and Tailor. Congratulations to the Wheel and
Matty, a well run and fun comp'. Take care and easy as you
12th November 2013 - Locals
doing well, visitors not so well
Locals with good knowledge are bagging out on Bream and
occasional Flathead. Visitors who are new to the lake are not
fairing so well, with one team of four guys fishing for two days
and not losing a bait. Fishers who know the lake well are taking
Bream in very good condition. Above the 5KmHr signs is a
good place to begin. Be prepared to get the occasional wild ride
with Salmon all through the lower lake at the moment. If
you want to target them, then try at the entrance or off Nos2
Jetty at the changing of the tide. We had 30mm
of rain on Monday/Tuesday and this has freshened up the
opening again. Take care and easy as you go.
PS Tavern is allowing late Fishing Comp entries so
don't be put off by the dates - now that is a tip!
|Latest News: The
Beach Tavern Fishing
Competition is on 22 November. Briefing 6pm at the Tavern on Friday
night, and the comp' is the following day Saturday from 6am to
4pm. $30 entry for adults, children (U15yrs) free.
Target species Bream and Flathead. 1st Prize Hoby Kayak
$2500+, 2nd Prize Weekend in Tasmania, 3rd Prize Quality
Pro Fishing rod and Lures $300+ etc. Catch and release,
so Photo entry from 3-5pm Saturday, awards begin 6pm. See
the rules for record keeping and scoring in Tavern window..
All entries must be in by 11Nov
2013. Any late changes to rules prizes etc will
be made at the briefing. Be there! Get your entry to
the boys at the Tavern now, don't delay!!
24th October 2013 - Weather
not with us
The weather has been taking its toll recently with all too
frequent rain events, plus the occasional big downpour (eg last
keeping anglers quiet. Consequently the lake has been
rather slow and not many people reporting much action at all.
However the mouth continues to stay open and has moved
right to the east, over to the other side of the bar. The
rain should keep the mouth open (some predict right through to
xmas!) should see a healthy intake of prawn larvae and
refreshing of other fish stocks for a bumper summer
season. Take care and easy as you go.
13th October 2013 - No Fuss
has taken a weekend off with the Boys at Marlo and
apologises for the break in service. In a close fought tussle
one of these fish is the winner, can you pick it? A very
good time was had by all and a wide range of fish were caught.
Big Bream were again hard work, but plenty of
sub-"keepers" kept lines and anglers busy. Just to give
you an idea we caught Black Bream, Yellow Fin (Sea) Bream,
Luderick, Perch, Mullet, not to mention being annoyed by the
occasional Toadies, Eels and Seals!!! Baits were Local
Prawn (almost black, but caught the winner!!), LE Sandworm, and
Pickled Sandworm. Places tried were Brodrib above the
bridge, Snowy, Lake Corringle, the Islands and the channel (very
wide opening this year causing strong tidal effects nearly
everywhere). Back to local news soon. Take care and
easy as you go.
23th September 2013 - School
The temperature of the water has been the main factor considered
to be holding catches of Bream back. Some notable anglers
participated in a local competition over the weekend and even
with local knowledge on their side found the Bream hard work.
The other major species Flathead are also very quiet and
no doubt influenced by the water temperature. If we can
work out some reliable and consistent way of reporting on lake
temperature we will consider making it available on these pages.
Take care and easy as you go.
12th September 2013 -
follow up the previous report on the possibility of significant
new fish coming into the lake, there have been reports of
very silver, yellow finned Sea
Bream (?) being taken on bush style baits. As well as Eastern
Salmon of good size are also in the lake, so watch out if
you get one on a lightly tuned Bream rig! Mal' and Mick are
shown here with a three nice fish, a 1.2kg Bream and 1.9kg
Salmon taken with a flashy lure, It sounds like the Bream
are about to return, so try arms around lower parts of Toorloo
Arm. Take care and easy as you go.
26th August 2013 - Lake fish
Very few Bream being taken at the moment, at a recent angling
competition a gathering of the Lake Tyer's experts only managed
one legal Bream on that occasion. Even good quality local
Sandworm could not tempt them. Some Flathead have been
caught off Number Two Jetty, but were quite light in colour and
opinion was that they had come in from outside. The
opening is very strongly tidal at the moment with recent,
especially high tides. The lower lake system is getting a very
thorough flushing. Just remember the fish are spawning at
this time of the year, so look after our stocks with sensible
angling. Take care and easy as you go.
12th August 2013 - Suprise
Word has it from the recent big comp in town that Flathead were
taking lures, mainly plastics, allthough in small numbers.
Generally very few Flathead have been reported lately,
with considered opinion it is too cold and they are
"hibernating". The Bream continue to be hard work and the
keener anglers are applying hard bodied lures to increase their
catches. Temperatures continue to be low in the lake and the
opening does not appear to be closing any time soon, with strong
tidal flows. Casting lures across the opening has also been
popular. The majority of the lower lake is very clear sea water
at the moment, a good flush is in progress. Take care and
easy as you go.
25th July 2013 - Good catches
Middle of the lake starting to fish well. Deeper waters
proving better, maybe the fresher water on top in areas under
tidal influences. Sandworm has some recent fans, and
reliably peeled prawn is still good. About 3-5 metres a good
depth to look for. Take care and easy as you go. No-Fuss-Guss
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16th July 2013 - Shakedown
The Diawa-Hobie comp was a good spectacle over the weekend.
Congratulations for a very well run "catch and release" comp.
However as the results show, while many fishers achieved
spectacular results, about 10 of the 60 competitors did not
weigh in. Given the undoubted experience of these guys,
the lake obviously does not give up its fish easily. (See the
for details of the many lures these guys used) If you
are going to try yourself, then try local prawn, peeled and
un-weight-ed. Good Bream around the Kilo are ready for the
keen angler. There have been Salmon observed in the lake and
will provide exciting sport on a Bream rig, however if you want
to target them, try trolling a silver lure. Take care and
easy as you go.
No-Fuss-Guss PS See you at the Twin Rivers.
Local boy Matt Duggan running a nice third on the first day and ended
23rd June 2013 - Surprising
Good results recently from high, middle and low lake from quite
a number of boats. Some people have bagged out and the
Bream are taking peeled local prawn. Both tight and
slack lines have proved useful. Above Devil's Hole, down
to near Pirate's Bay and into the main lake have all produced
excellent fish in good size and condition. A couple of years ago
the opening unsettled everything and it tooks months to recover,
not so this time. Take care and easy as you go. No-Fuss-Guss
18th June 2013 - Lake Tyers
I saw the lake open
naturally today at 7:30am. Huge amount of water
rushing out. It will take a week or so for this to settle into a
strong, regular tidal flow. However it will replenish some
stocks of fish that don't breed in the lake and also provide an
escape route for others who were in the lake. It should add a
bit of spice to local conditions, so stay tuned for further
and How Deep)
Take care and easy as you go.
7th June 2013 - Long Weekend
Isolated reports of Flathead still responding to plastics. Bream
still for the taking about midway up the Nowa Nowa Arm around
Camerons Tracks and Reedy Corner. There will be more
action over the weekend, and not much to offer until reports
come back form that time. Take care and easy as you
22nd May 2013 - Sluggish
The average angler is having a hard time recently to find good
fish. Reports of good bags trickle in from other lakes
such as Bemm River and Mallacoota, but Tyers and the major lake
systems are very quiet. No doubt the good anglers will
make better of it. Sales of local prawn continue to be
good, and your best bet, bait wise, as usual. Plastics
will make the most of very few Flathead, though it was heard
very good Flathead catches were taken well above Devil's Holes
last week. Take care and easy as you go.
9th May 2013 - Lake
temperatures dropping, fish are moving
Blackfellows Arm continues to be the best place at the moment
and with the temperature dropping the Bream and Flathead tend to
move up into the narrower areas in the arms. Local Prawn
as a bait is still popular and a good starting point. If
you have not tried the Nowa Nowa boat ramp, now might be the
time to come down from the top towards Devils Hole. Take
care and easy as you go.
15th April 2013 - Bream
continues as the productive target
Bream are the main fish at the moment. Flathead can be
caught, and those are usually of very good size, but are
very low in numbers. Local Prawn is still productive with
the Bream, and for locations, Black Fellows Arm is consistently
mentioned. Keep the tackle light and with small sinkers.
Use a hook like #2 Baitholder which is larger, rather than
smaller for Bream, to avoid annoying small juvenile Bream hooks
ups (They don't like it either!) Take care and easy as you
10th April 2013 - Big ones
Generally around lower lakes system
good catches can be made. Big Bream are being caught, but
are spread out so moving around regularly will improve your
chances. Some people are experiencing best results with
fresh local prawn, whereas others have had good results on
packet prawn. There are plenty of vigorous young ones
which indicates the lake is in prime condition. Flathead
though are scarce. Again Blackfellows Arm is a good area
to begin with. Take care and easy as you go.
7th April 2013 - Lake low,
but Bream are good
Blackfellows Arm is fishing well, and also up the Nowa Nowa Arm
near the Island and 5kph signs nearby. The Glasshouse
through to Marl Island also attracting keen fishers. Fresh
local prawn is working well and peeling a few may tempt the
occasional Flatty which are still proving to be the elusive
targets. The low lake level appear to be helping the Bream
fishing, but not so with the Flathead. Luderick and
Trevally are also around but in very l;ow numbers. Take
care and easy as you go.
27th March 2013 - Bream are
up and Flatties are down
Catches of Bream around Mission Point have been good, but the
Flathead have gone very quiet, try well up in high waters.
Around into Bulmers and before Pirate Micks along with the
drop-off near the Glasshouse for other Bream spots. Local
Prawns are available and very effective. Take care and
easy as you go.
No-Fuss-Guss PS Don't forget LTBAC Easter Bream competition
31 March Easter Sunday. Check the fantastic array of prizes and
all the ways you could be a winner! Great family fun for
13th March 2013 - Bream are
The Bream are back and in big healthy sizes. Trident
is a good place to start with peeled Prawn producing 32cm+ fish.
The plastics are still working with Flathead. Bream
are being caught down to the middle lake and seem to be more
dispersed, so hunt around. Once again fishing into the evening
or getting up early gets better results, with evenings doing
better for some. There are also quite a few sizeable Salmon
in the lake that are taking lures. Take care and easy as
1st March 2013 - Not easy on
The level of the lake is still low, though recent rains may
boost it a little. Bream are still elusive for many
anglers with even the best anglers having lean days.
Flathead have also become harder to find. However
some visitors achieved success using hard bodied lures and soft
plastics on the Bream. A certain
commercial group were having a good go and were pleased
with their efforts, so it can be done. Blackfellows Arm is
probably the best bet. Take care, and easy as you
20th February 2013 - Guest
fisher Pedro comments (No-Fuss-Guss is on Holidays!!!)
The lake level is at its lowest with plenty of weedy flats
exposed and drying in the sun. Flathead are proving a hard to
find but the Bream stocks are definitely improving and looking
good for a bumper Easter harvest. Local prawns are best if
you can still get them. Locals will have stock piled them
in the freezer by now. Lures are definitely worth a try,
especially in the deeper waters.
The surf is always a good source of fun, keep a popper on, and
maybe a trace in case the big one hits. Take care, and easy
as you go, No-Fuss-Guss
13th February 2013 - Bream
Some excellent catches of healthy Bream reported from
Blackfellows Arm and around towards Fishersmans Landing.
Others have chosen to begin at Nowa Nowa and work back
successfully. The Bream recently have been healthy and
good quality fish. Flathead have now become harder to find and
need serious effort for a good catch. A fishing occasion
of interest to many was the "Youngies versus Oldies"
competition. A family comp organised each year and this
year has seen the Youngies wrest the Trophy out of the firm
Oldies grip. Mel, Macca, Robbo (O Team) and Luke and Sam
(Y Team) caught some fine fish as shown here.
Take care, and easy as you go, No-Fuss-Guss
28th January 2013 - Bream
Much improved catches of Bream
reported from up the lake, with 'around' Devil's
Hole mentioned a few times. Work towards the edges for the
Bream, and this will give bank fisherman a bit of hope as well.
Flathead are still proving a good fish to target with
regular catches of good sized fish reported.
Congratulations to Ray and Peter (both members of LTBAC)
with a nice catch this morning. Excellent Bream and some nice
Flatties. Take care, and easy as you go, No-Fuss-Guss
19th January 2013 - Flathead
are best bet at the moment
Plenty of fun with the smaller Bream around the jetty at Number
Two Boat Ramp, however better size and quality at the moment are
with the Flathead and a good spot to try is in Blackfellows Arm.
Some success was reported there drifting and using
plastics. While the big Bream appear to be still under
pressure, good fish are around and recent report of healthy good
sized Bream from around the Glasshouse area. Not sure the
Bream problem is Sea Lice, as other opinions are that it is more
likely a fungus. Take care and easy as you go, No-Fuss-Guss
8th January 2013 - Lake
conditions under pressure
Flathead are the consistent performers for quality fish so far
this season. The larger Bream are under a seasonal attack
of sea lice and while they are easier to catch, they are not in
quality condition. Anglers are probably best advised to
head further north toward at least the middle of the lake
where the younger Bream will provide excellent sport.
Number 2 jetty has given some good results with fishers
making a very early start and Flathead the target. Not easy to
say what might be making it so hard for the senior Bream, but no
doubt the algae and mud-gas may have something to do with it.
We may need some decent rain for a balancing effect.
Wishing you the best of luck for the new year 2013 and easy as
you go, No-Fuss-Guss