The sand flats at the river mouth has fished well for both flathead and whiting this week. The majority of flathead were caught using soft plastics from the Gulp range in nuclear chicken colour. The whiting have been caught using fresh beach worms and live yabbies.
Some good size bream have been caught on a run out tide at the hole in the wall using mullet fillet and prawns for bait.
Estuary perch and bream are being caught further upstream targeting snaggy banks with small, hardbodied lures like the ProLure s36 and Jackson Athletes.
The mouth of the Tuross system has been holding schools of tailor and also a few trevally. Soft plastics are working using a fast retrieve.
A few nice flathead have been landed this week targeting weedy edges of the channels. Full pilchards on a gang hook with a small running sinker has worked well.
Whiting are starting to move around with reports of fish being caught from the Four-ways, all the way up to the highway bridge.
Rocks and Beaches
Moruya breakwall is fishing reasonably well for tailor at the moment. A full pillie under a float has been catching a few.
A few reds are in close and can be caught off the rocks up and down the coast. South Durras has some accessible rock platforms that have produced quality fish in the past.
Snapper have been in quite close as of late with reports of some anglers bagging out on decent size fish in roughly 15 metres of water. A good berley trail and a lightly weighted bait has been the key to success. Others opting to use storm micro jigs are doing equally well on the reds.
The reefs just off Moruya are fishing well for mowie, nannygai, reds and all your other typical reefs species on squid and pillies.
Plenty of flathead are being caught in 30 metres of water drifting Windsock beach also using California squid and pillies.
The following freshwater report is provided by Josh, from Tackle World Goulburn.
Big improvements - some great reports of yellas and plenty of them from the dam! Most parts are fishing well. You will find the yellas in 3-4 metres of water in the timber or rocky banks. Try using a black grub or live yabbie, for the best results use a slow roll up the trees or walked up the bank. Fishing the bank with worms will secure a few carp, but if you find a bit of structure you will also find a few yellas.
A little quiet this week due to the warming water. Trout can still be found, try using some deeper diving lures like Rapala countdowns or try the new Jackson Deep Trout tunes. It’s well worth starting to fish for bass. Last week one was caught on bait but with more insect action on the water it will only be a matter of time before they start surface feeding, I would be getting out the Tiemco soft cicada or Jackson Namazemi cicada and rattle the surface.
Good fishing in nearly all parts. The redfin are starting to become aggressive as the water warms, you will find them casting the edges. Try using a Warlock 52 or Atomic shad, these have been very successful. You can also jig soft grubs over the weed edges this will also entice some of the bigger fish. If you haven't been fishing the last few weeks its about time, you won’t be disappointed!
Tight lines my friends and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing … “
Team Tackle World Moruya