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Tackle World fishing report Mar 25th


Moruya River

Due to the rough weather we've been having lately the river has a fair bit of colour in it, but it's still fishing ok for bream (they like a bit of dirty water) try using some mullet fillet or even some pilchards with a bit of smell to attract them to bite. Some flathead are still getting caught down the front around the Quarry wharf and below Preddys boat ramp again using something with a bit of scent will make a difference to your catch.

Tuross

The lake itself is still a bit dirty but the whiting are still hanging around down the front in the channels and on flats behind the beaches. Some nice bream are coming in from around the point near the boatsheds try using some berley to get the fish hanging where you want them.

Rocks and beaches

Plenty of salmon coming in from off the breakwall with some very big tailor thrown in - for some good fun using spinners seems to be the way to go but if you like soaking baits then the humble pilchards are still catching the fish as well.

Offshore

Due to the bad weather hanging around of late not much activity has been happening outside.

If you’re thinking of heading up the mountains this weekend, Josh from Tackle World Goulburn has the following to offer.

Wyangla Dam

The trend continues. The Abercrombie is very quiet, with little to no reports this week. The Lachlan has fared a little better with good reports of yellas from the trees and on the troll. If your heading up this weekend I would be heading up the Lachlan. If you’re off the bank worms and yabbies will serve you well, you could also try casting a light spinnerbait. From the boat get out your big spinnerbaits min 1oz, try using the Mudguts mega guts for the deeper areas. Also suggest either a No 2 stump jumper or Predatec 65 for the yellas.

Pejar Dam

With the bad weather last weekend we got zero reports this week from the dam – quite understandable. The weather looks a little average this weekend, be careful if your heading out there particularly in a Kayak - wind could be an issue. I would suggest using deep divers or vibes like Entice, for both the bass & trout, I expect them both to be holding in deeper water. If your going to brave the bank - worms on the bottom is your best bet.

Wollondilly River

Similar conditions as Pejar due to weather. We did receive a few reports from a couple of brave souls. Two Cod reported near the boat shed and 1 silver all on Strada Ambush. No Redfin reported. From the DPI Big Flathead - Too Good To Catch Just Once? DPI Fisheries researchers are providing some very interesting info on the biology of one of our most iconic estuary sportfish, the dusky flathead. For example, did you know that an 80cm female dusky flathead can produce about 2 million eggs when she spawns? That's equivalent to the number of eggs produced by 12 smaller flathead of around 35cm in size. Research also indicates that not only are trophy-sized dusky flathead an important part of the population due to large amount of eggs they produce, but their presence also helps maintain a more natural age-structure within the fishery. Evidence of "degenerative" or non-viable ovaries in trophy-sized females individuals has not been recorded in research of the species in NSW. All large female flathead so far examined by DPI researchers have possessed healthy and viable ovaries, meaning they are likely to be active and productive breeders. So if you want to see more productive and abundant flathead stocks in NSW, it may well be that big flatties really are too good to catch just once ... which is one of the reasons DPI Fisheries is currently trialling a "Trophy Flathead Fishery" St Georges Basin and Tuross Lake. Stay tuned for more on this exciting initiative! Follow the comments on Facebook here


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