Aire River Fishing Report from Alex McCormick. Happy to report that the Aire River is fishing well despite the cold conditions. Both Estuary Perch and Salmon are being found in good numbers throughout the Aire River, predominately along sections surrounding the Aire River West Campground.
The weather has been very inconsistent and sunny day and recent rain resulted in some doubt throughout our minds about the numbers of fish that would be caught, with limited access to the water due to only having land-based access and the minimal number of experience and knowledge of the system.
This lead to using past experiences of winter estuary fishing to try and find some fish and go home with a smile on our faces. And that we did. Alex concentrated his time on fishing the deeper, shaded areas with high flow and slowing down the retrieves of lures accounted for numerous Salmon and Perch in the low 30-centimetre mark.
Standout lures consisted of the Daiwa Tournament Spike 53P in Lazer Ayu being slow-rolled along with deeper drop-offs whilst the Zman Slim Swimz 2.5 in Motor Oil claiming a majority of the larger fish for the day.
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