The moon is up big and bright, and the night time surface fishing under the bridge is on fire!
Good size estuary perch and bream have been landed with some larger models absolutely dusting a few anglers on the narley structure that surrounds.
Sammy 65, Jackson cicadas and sugarpen's are working very well.
Flathead have been caught using the newly stocked Juro fire bait from the hospital rocks through to Preddys wharf, try some Sfactor scent to increase the bite rate. Bait's such as prawn's, pilchards and poddy mullet have also produced some good flathead in the same areas.
Bream have been caught flicking CRANKA crabs along the rock wall particularly near the backwaters entrance.
Above: A nice morning on Moruya using cranka crabs around the hole in wall
Whiting have been hanging around with beach worms and pipis proving to be the best bait at the moment.
Whilst the numbers of fish being caught are high, the sizes have been average. Bream have been plentiful in the racks using soft plastics such as squidgy wrigglers, the new prolure grub and the gulp! Nemesis.
For the bait fishermen - prawns, worms and live nippers have also been catching some good fish.
Whiting are on the bite of a high tide around the Turlinjah area and the four ways, flicking in the more shallow areas on surface lures and bait.
Flathead are throughout the system, soft plastics like the Juro fire bait and gulp! Swimming mullet proving to work the best this week.
With the big moon at the moment there are sure to be some Jews lurking around in the deeper sections of the river near the boat shed. Live bait such as poddy mullet will put you in with a good chance if you pick the tide right.
Rocks and Beaches
The rocks and beaches have been fishing extremely well lately. Big salmon and Tailor on pillies all up and down the coast. Metal slices are also working. South Broulee in particular seems to be fishing very well with good reports of Tailor, Bonito and the odd Kingie getting around.
Some good kingfish have started to move in just off Pedro point and south Broulee. The Congo side of Pedro point is fishing well for pan size reds, get right in close 6-7 metres of water. The gulp 5" jerkshad bbq chicken being the plastic of choice. Drifting windsock beach with squid and striped tuna fillets has seen many anglers bag out on Flathead.
The following freshwater report is compliments of Josh from Tackle World Goulburn.
Very mixed reports this week. Bill Vagness spent three days at Websters and managed only 2 carp from the bank using both yabbies & worms. Gary Thompson from Cooma reported great numbers of Yellas off the trees up the Abercrombie near Greenmantle using black grubs and yabbies over 30 fish in two days. This Easter weekend I would be targeting the tree edges and rocky out crops trolling lures in 5-6mts. I would recommend Predatec Marty's & Mudguts mega guts for the best results. If you’re off the bank Worms are the pick for bait fishing but don't discount a 5/8oz Decnic spinnerbait off the deeper edges.
Finally the trout are on the move. John Kennedy reported 3 very nice rainbows on the eastern side of the powerlines using Lime twist Powerbait the best fish being 52cm. No Bass reported this week. If your planning a trip to the dam try using any of the Powerbaits on a floating rig, Trolling small Jackson Trout tunes or Rapala originals will be your best bet from your yak or boat. Casting from the bank a Tassie Devil is a must to get the distance over the weed edges.
Reports were a little thin on this week. There’s a lot of smaller fish being caught mainly on bait, worms being the bait of choice. If your after the larger fish this weekend try using some Squidgy 60-80mm wriggler Red Rum casting at the structure and along weed beds will bring good results a 50cm redfin is not out of the question. Targeting the cod in the lower reaches using a Stumpjumper would also be a good idea fish as close to the bank as possible for the best results.