Norm Smith Medallist
- Jul 5, 2014
- AFL Club
Try boneyards at low tide when there is very low swell and light offshore..northerly wind. It's about 5kms past Kennet River. It's a fairly calm and narrow channel that comes through the rocks to the shore...popular surfing spot when the swells up. We launched our tinnie and wood boats there for generations. My stomping ground as a kid and where I got the cray. Fish early or late around the back of the reefs where they go onto the sand and there will be lots of flatties and pinkies. Just be aware there are places where waves break if its real flat and a set comes through (pink house wave). If it's rougher they will be breaking the whole time and it's obvious there's a break there. The sugarloaf reef and its edges is a ripper...about 1km back towards lorne. I wouldn't bother trying to Kayak fish from Apollo Bay itself....most boats travel 5 or more kms from the harbour before they do well for some reason. Take your Surf rod and have a fish at boneyards if you want to sus it out first...fish from the left hand side on the rocks...as far out as the tide allows...pinkies, big whiting, salmon, trevally and more!The outer Henty is the one I was looking at, massive bommie rising up from 50m or so. Just screams kingfish. Actually that whole length of coast from Airys down to the cape looks pretty good and with only the ramps at Anglesea and Apollo Bay it can't be fished too heavily.
I need to suss out Wye River and Kennett River and see if a beach launch in the kayak is feasible there.
I have a 2 man hobie but my kids are not interested and Its a bit hard to handle by myself. I would be a tad hesitant using it in that area in that conditions can change bloody quickly and the swell can really change with the tides as well...make sure its like a mill pond.