Fishing Tips from No Fuss GussGuss knows the local conditions
and has skippered many fishing parties
on the lake over the years. So here it is -
The Lake Tyers
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|26th September 2016: Signs are things are on the way up
There have been encouraging catches of Flathead coming in with people having success. Our featured anglers this week is Sharni Fudge with a 64cm Flathead on a vibe. Great experience for a young angler. No doubt dad's advice was a great help as well. Hopefully the sunshine in that photo is on the increase and the temperature of the lake will be rising. I may have been a bit hasty saying the lake might close soon as recent rains and surf activity have it pretty wide open at the moment. Many of the fish are spawning around now so take care with your catches, and return prospective breeders (after the photo of course!!) Take care and easy as you go. No-Fuss Guss (www.laketyersbeach.net.au)
|23rd September 2016: Highway report!
More a traffic report than a fishing report! There is now a temporary single lane bypass beside the old Princes Highway path that provides a sealed road access from Lakes Entrance to Lake Tyers Beach, Orbost and beyond. Vehicles towing boats will find it easy going, as it is gently sloped and with regulated 24/7 traffic lights. When you drop into the Lake Tyers Beach Shop to get your Lake Tyers Fishing Map, you will see that once past the roadworks all the western access roads into Lake Tyers are still available. The Lake has had about 100mm fall at LTB over the last two months, but with the lake still open, well - just open, the level has not risen. The water quality is good, and the lower number of visitiors fishing fishing recently, should mean there are more for those who make the effort! Take care and easy as you go. No-Fuss Guss
|1st September 2016: Very quiet!
Reports from some experienced anglers are that the fish are not biting and quite hard to catch. People were having some success on Clickers a few weeks back, but reports were scattered and not easily cross checked. However more recent reports has indicated Mussels are definitely worth a try as they have been pretty hot in the Tambo and Nicholson. The road works on the highway between Lakes Entrance and the Lake Tyers Beach turn-off are underway to fix a major subsidence problem. People coming from Nowa Nowa to LTB won't really care, however all other traffic (including big busses!) are being redirected from Lakes Entrance to LTB via the old Bunga Road. While not difficult it adds about 15 mins each way to LE, a real pain! If you are towing a boat, take your time and you will be ok. Take care and easy as you go. No-Fuss Guss
|30th July 2016: Good ones around
"Rub it in Rowey" has landed a very good Bream (see photo, 42.5cm) :-) Seriously though, nice one Rowey, well done. At this time of the year this is a premium fish. The sharper readers will notice that it was taken on a red vibe and that maybe essential at this time of the year. Generally it has been hard work to get decent sized fish, but they are around for the persistent! The lake is flushing well with clear water extending as far as The Island. We may see a return of the other species such as Leather Jackets, KG Whiting and Snapper next summer season. Not to mention Mulloway and Estuarine Perch that have been released last summer season. Take care and easy as you go. No-Fuss Guss
|24th July 2016: Not easy, but good fish possible
Reports have been slow coming in as the fish are not very active, but for the persistent and patient anglers there are good Bream around. In the Toorloo Arm, around the middle to upper reaches and across to the East around the Glasshouse, and also near the channel markers where the tidal effect is strong. People have found that vibes are effective and have taken a few large Bream (>40cm) with them. However others have returned empty handed, so expect to work hard for any catches, but if you do catch one, you could be handsomely rewarded. Take care and easy as you go. No-Fuss Guss
|19th July 2016 : Very Heavy Rains and fishing hard going
The lake has opened and is now tidal again with a natural breakout occuring on 7/7/16. The entrance is quite wide and good flushing is occuring. This is quite early as seasons go , so we may see another opening before Christmas.
The Twin Rivers Bream Comp' was very enjoyable, though somewhat cold in the mornings!!! Many good fish weighed in, but not by my team. We tried all three rivers, the Mitchell, Tambo and Nicholson and the lake system but without finding any big ones. The flood conditions had made things very hard to read, and the people who caught good fish did very well indeed. Take care and easy as you go. No-Fuss Guss
|11-12th June 2016 : Local Fishing Club Competition
Two clubs competed on Saturday and Sunday, The Port Albert Fishing Club, and my club, Lake Tyers Beach Angling Club. The visitors were the winners, but a very good comp' was had by all. Weather was challenging on the Saturday. The visitors were using Clickers (or One Armed bandits) and had great success up around the Island. The less fortunate anglers were pestered by huge numbers of very energetic small fry. 11anglers weighed in fish totalling 44 Bream and 2 Leather Jackets. Overall Port Albert won the comp, we must try harder next year. Take care and easy as you go. No-Fuss Guss
|30th May 2016 : Parking area near ramp nearly empty on Saturday
Things are very quiet on the lake at the moment. People are still catching fish, but winter has settled in and more challenging in general. Recent success for Jillian between The Island and Cameron's Tracks with local prawn and netting both good Bream and Flathead. Try earlier in the morning and along the banks and shallows. Hope to catch up with a few of you at the Twin Rivers Bream Classic. See you there. Take care and easy as you go. No-Fuss Guss
|14th May 2016 : Fishers very active on Lake
There were boats everywhere today on the lake. Best Bream catches were taken early in the morning, with most catches getting smaller, and smaller as the day goes on. Plenty of small ones stripping bait, so take plenty. Half peeled prawn was the most successful. The cooling waters appear to be reducing Flathead catches, though many small ones are around last week. Fishing the shallows (warmer?) around inlets near the Trident produced good fish. Plastics will also work with Bream as well as Flathed. The lake is very clear and in beautiful condition. Take care and easy as you go. No-Fuss Guss
|2nd May 2016 : Season not quite over
Around the end of the Channel Markers, Glass House and the bays into Fisherman's Landing have been providing good Bream action. Around the Red Cliffs down from Pirate Bay are yielding good sized Flathead. The temperature of the lake is dropping quickly now and if you were thinking of fitting in one more fish before the winter break, this maybe the best opportunity. The Autumn weather has been delightful with many days for good boating and fishing. Don't forget the surf fishing is also easy access at LTB and well worth a try if sitting in a boat all day doesn't spin your propeller! Take care and easy as you go. No-Fuss Guss
|15th April 2016 : Quiet, but good fishing
Bream keepers around the 30-34cm mark are across the lower lake with Flathead being picked up over near the Glasshouse and the drop off alongside the sand flats and the Mud Islands. Recent rain has not made much difference to the water levels, but it has freshened up the local water and campsites.
Take care and easy as you go. No-Fuss Guss
|1st April 2016 : Lake is healthy and plenty of fish
Good bags of Bream on local Prawn being taken with anglers revelling in the warmer water and active fish. Use 1/0 to 2/0 hooks if you don't want to be taking small fry off your hook all the time. They will be hammering your bait so take plenty. The last few days of Easter holiday were dampened by 25mm of rain. However people down for the school holidays are getting some sunshine now. Try the banks and shallows in the bottom of the lake with lures and plastics for some good Flathead. Jillian makes our photo opportunity this week with a good haul of Bream taken at Easter time.
Take care and easy as you go. No-Fuss Guss
|25th March 2016 : Big catches around, but not for everyone
The Easter season is showing good catches of Bream, with warm water fishing is good across the lake. Dave Ray, Colin and Cal did well fishing Labor Day weekend with Bream up to 35cm plus Flatties. In 3 days they managed 35 fish on the party boat, mainly Bream but we will feature a "keeper" Flathead in the photo. Local Prawn and Pilchard are still the popular baits. I hope you have a safe and productive Easter holiday, and don't forget all your safety gear as the Water Police are active at this time of the year. Take care and easy as you go. No-Fuss Guss
|9th March 2016 : Big catches around, but not for everyone
The Happy hookers angling club had there comp at Lake Tyers Beach last week end the weather was perfect with excellent fishing. Some very good fish landed the comp winner's were Nick Hume Friday 70cm Flatty, Luke Hume Saturday 41cm Bream, and Sunday Frizzle 60cm Flatty. The Jetty at Number 2 is being replaced. Catches of Flathead around Crystal Bay, Glasshouse and Blackfellows Arm. Check Joe on the Brag Board for his monster. Take care and easy as you go. No-Fuss Guss
|29th February 2016 :
Weather and fishing are both good
The lake is in tip top condition and while at a seasonal low is still popular with anglers. One of the highlights reported in to me was a catch by Pauline from Geelong. She caught a cracker 83cm Flathead and demonstrates the best way at the moment to handle a monster Flathead and get it back to the water with the best chance of surviving. We also have had visits from the Torquay "Oldies and Youngies" a fortnight ago and the "Happy Hookers" last weekend. Both groups had a good time and took home some very good fish. Young Damian (the Publican) from the Nowa Nowa Hotel has reported good Flathead in the Nowa Nowa end of the lake in the shallows flicking plastics from the banks. If you want any further details drop in for a chat. Take care and easy as you go. No-Fuss Guss
|13th February 2016 :
Plenty of activity
Plenty of fishing boats and good fishing going on here at Lake Tyers. Car park full and cleaning table busy. Apparently Pilchard has replaced local Prawns as the bait of choice at the moment. There are good Flathead to be had, and try inside the curves of bays. There are plenty of undersized Bream around, but in between good fish if you are patient. Recently had a post from Jack Crooks who caught this Estuary Perch on a Z-Man Grub in Black Fellows Arm. Certainly not one of the recently released fingerlings (they don't grow that quick!) but a nice indication of what we hope to see more commonly happening at Lake Tyers over the next few years. Nice work Jack. Take care and easy as you go. No-Fuss Guss PS Sorry about the absence of a recent tips page update as my mate Rob, who posts these for me, apologises to you all as he had been called away for a while on family matters.
|26th January 2016 :
There have been various reports around, some people people have found their favourite spots have been stirred up by the high level of long weekend boating traffic and are finding the fishing quite difficult. Others, around Fern Bay for example, have been taking Flathead, Bream and Tailor. As a result it may be time to try some spots high in the arms, above the 5kmph signs, and look for quiet spots along the banks. If you believe the motors stir up the natural berley, then maybe alongside the channel markers is for you. Take care and easy as you go. No-Fuss Guss PS Hope you have a safe and enjoyable Australia Day!
|9th January 2016 :
Lake in tip-top condition
The streak of bad weather is over and with good weather comes good fishing. On our outing today we caught Bream and Flathead, just missing a monster (got him to the top of the water for a look and he snapped the line :-( ) . Tailor were also in abundance and making a mess of light rigs. Other catches were Trevally, many of very good size, and the occasional Leather-Jackets. The lake is crawling with Garfish as well and they can be tempted with small bits of Prawn. The Garfish are fairly small and maybe a more reasonable target in a month or so. Good catches of Bream have been reported by others in the middle 30's to lower40's and plenty of Flathead in the keeping zone (>30cm and <55cm). Prawns are reportedly running enough for the keen fishers. Take care and easy as you go. No-Fuss Guss