Schools of whiting have been hanging around the sand flats at the bridge but they have been extremely hard to tempt on lures, live baits like worms and yabbies have been catching a few.
Flathead have been caught this week in the shallow sections of the river above the hospital rocks and also in the backwaters near Preddy’s wharf. The 3" pumpkin seed Gulp and Daiwa double clutch 75 have both worked well.
Perch are hitting the surface late at night under the bridge lights. The Jackson Ebi panic has caught plenty this past week.
Some jewfish have been caught using fresh squid for bait in the channel at the front of the boat shed.
Flathead are being caught around Horse Island on soft plastics. Squidgie 100mm bloodworm wrigglers with SFactor scent are working extremely well.
Bream, trevally and tailor are all being caught drifting the deeper channel near the boat shed using baits like worms and prawns.
Rocks and Beaches
The beaches have slowed down a little bit, but they are still producing some good salmon and tailor. Whiting, bream and flathead are also being caught up and down the beaches on worms and pillies.
Crayfish are around the rocks at the moment in good numbers and our cray pots are catching plenty.
The wind has been a little relentless this week but people haven't had to travel far offshore to get a good bag of fish.
Drifting 50 m off water just off Moruya has seen boats bagging out on some decent size flathead. Back in at roughly 35 m has reportedly been fishing well for snapper, mowie and nannygai using California squid and Instinct performance rigs. Some Gummy sharks have been hanging around just off Potato Point and some small kingfish have also been spotted in the same area.
The following freshwater report has been kindly provided by Josh, from Tackle World Goulburn.
The yellas have started to move into the shallows. A few fish were caught around Websters trolling the edges in no more than 4-5 metres of water. Most fish were caught on Jackal Tn60s - the water level is still holding well so snags will be part of the deal. The main basin produced a good number of carp for one crew from Wollongong landing over 30 plus from the bank. This weekend try using some grubs or Jackals worked over the reed banks and rocky points or worms from the bank will work a treat.
Unfortunately the Trout Classic was cancelled, but that didn't stop some keen anglers getting out there. Jamie Abdeen landed 2 very nice rainbows off reedy bank using Jackson Trout tunes slow trolled behind his Kayak and Daniel Thompson landed the first bass for the season on worms under the tower. Pejar has been fishing so good this season and is looking great for the summer!
Good numbers of larger redfin were caught and a few silver perch also. Keep in mind the “silvers” are protected and must be returned in rivers. Most fish were caught on lures from kayaks slow trolled and casting the banks. The most popular lures for this Warlock 52 or Jackson Komachi. If your bank bound these lures will also serve you well, but a worm under a float would be our suggestion for success.
Tight lines my friends, and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing …”
Team Tackle World Moruya