Forget the meagre Goolwa offerings, I managed an hour down here at Nelson this week. Got 4kg of massive cockles, really easy here and an ace bait....apparently. There's no close season or size limit in Vic but I only took the bigger ones. The biggest ones measured 70mm+! More like oysters. We did go searching for bait but when I got home I thought nah, I've got enough bait. So I cooked them up in seawater and oh yes, bit of vinegar and white pepper. Just like being back in Essex! My Ozzie mates think I'm mad now - 'mate, you're eating bait dude'! Yes I am, at least my belly'll be full.