Tackle World Moruya report May 19th

Moruya River

As the cooler months roll in so do the clear waters and downsizing your leader is a must for those finicky fish.

The southern rockwall is fishing well for bream at the moment and again the cranka crab will be sure to see you boat a few.

The perch are still on the bite around the bridge early morning and late afternoon. The Jackson range of surface lures are working extremely well. Baits such as worms, prawns and blue bait are also catching plenty.

Some decent flathead are being caught drifting the channels with most baits and soft plastics. The squidgie fish silver fox on a 1/6oz #1/0 jighead has been working exceptional this week.

Tuross River Whiting have been hanging around on the sand flats at high tide and live nippers and worms have been doing very well.

A run in tide has been producing some good bream rolling the ProLure range of D36 crank baits over the flats and drop-offs.

A few big flathead and jewies have been caught in the deep channel along the front of the boatshed on live bait such as poddy mullet and also on 140mm squidgies in both fish and wriggler.

Rocks and Beaches

The salmon have started to slow down a little but there are still a few being caught. Early morning, late afternoon and the change of tide are the key times.

Bream have been fishing well off the beach and rocks on mullet fillet and peeled prawns.

Drummer have been caught off the stones out at Bingi with crab and peeled prawns working well.

Squid are still on the bite around south heads and also south Broulee.


Some good size snapper have been caught on the full moon last week around the Congo area.

Flicking plastics around the bombie's at Pedro Point and Congo area should produce some reds.

Plenty of small kingfish have been caught around Montague with a few arm stretching 20kg models thrown in as well.

The flathead along North Head beach are still biting. Squid, pillys and prawns on a paternosta rig is catching good numbers this week.

For those of you who also enjoy freshwater fishing, Josh from Tackle World Goulburn has the following report.

Wyangla Dam

From all reports this week the fish have moved up river to the shallower warmer waters. Hopey reported good numbers of yellas up the Lachlan well above the Huts mostly on Black grubs in no more than 3mts of water. Hayden managed a cod near Websters using a Predatec 3.5mt 80mm in Marty. If heading out this weekend fish in no more than 4mts but try and hold in 2-3mts for the better results. Black grubs jigged on the trees or worms from the bank are your best bet. If you’re after the Big Green Entice Gotcha Swimbaits at dawn and into the night will be your best bet.

Pejar Dam

It’s so good to see numbers of trout being caught. Young Riley Feld managed his first trout over the weekend although he was a little unsure about it. Patrick Quinn also reported a nice 50cm Rainbow. The fish are very active at this time of year, I would recommend casting some small minnows like Atomic Shad 50, Jackson Trout tune or Rapala 5cm original along the edges. If bait fishing, worms and powerbait are a must on a suspending rig for the best results.

Wollondilly River

The Hill family hit the river and reported good results fishing from their Kayaks with Kaiah landing a very nice redfin. Most reports this week was all lures, Squidgy bugs and Berkley minnow grubs doing most of the damage. Other lures included red Celtas & Atomic shads. The best time is the middle of the day when the water is at its warmest and the fish are most active. Most parts of the river seen fish this week, so the sky's the limit.

Tight Lines my friends and remember “everyday’s a good day for fishing … “

Team Tackle World Moruya