Hamelin bay for Salmon?

 Hey guys,

We are going to head to Hamellin bay this weekend. 

Having never been there before and never chased Salmon before....

What do most people use to get salmon? Lures or just a Mullie on a set of gangs?


Has anyone caught any Salmon (or anything decent) at Hamellin bay in the last week?

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Lures mainly unless there is

Wed, 2012-04-11 15:48

Lures mainly unless there is no schools about


Only other thing really cught off the beach is herring.

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 What sort of lures work

Wed, 2012-04-11 16:37

 What sort of lures work best?

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Wed, 2012-04-11 16:43

Halco twisty chromes 40g and surface poppers any blade lures I guess richter plug White in 2 oz. Caught alot this weekend on mulies



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If your heart

Wed, 2012-04-11 18:02

is set on Salmon you may be disappointed, the run hasn't reached the west coast yet.

But if you leave you options open and try for other species like Herring, Tailor and Skippy you could be rewarded

And a little warning, the beach is bloody soft ATM. There were ALOT of easter 4x4's on the beach so it's pretty chopped up and rough.

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 Well,Went to Hamelin Bay

Sat, 2012-04-14 18:50


Went to Hamelin Bay today. Only came home with one good sized Tailor which is in the oven now.


No Salmon around that we seen but plenty of Herring and Tailor. Caught one flatty but was pretty small and caught a big ass Wobbegong which came off the hook on shore and was pulled in by a wave. After reading up on them i dont think i could bring myself to eat it anyway but i would have liked to see it up close.


If anyone is heading out tomorrow. We went down the reserve road track and turned left when we hit the beach. Go all the way to the sign that has "no vehicles past this point" on it (couple of rocky bits but sand was hard). Every cast we ended up with something. was good fun. Didnt see many others nearby hooking anything but may have just missed them.

Only took one home for dinner though. let the rest get a bit bigger for next time.