The rain has stirred things up a little and the river should fish well for the weekend.
Flathead are being caught around the Town bridge area using soft plastics like the squidgie fish and also on bait such as pillies and prawns.
Bream are being caught in the channel near the hole in the wall on a run out tide. Baits like tuna fillets and poddy mullet have been working well. Cranka crabs are also catching plenty.
Whiting are moving around the sand flats at the front of the system. The Jackson range of surface lures are working great!
Mulloway have been caught this past week towards the front of the system near the boat shed, mainly on live baits such as tailor.
Three inch camo gulp swimming mullet has been catching plenty of flathead throughout Tuross. Live poddy mullet has also caught some large flathead this week.
The sand flats near the Four-ways have been holding some nice whiting, with Bassday Sugarpens working great! Fresh beach worms are also catching plenty.
The rack fishing for bream has really started to fire up. Lightweight grub tail soft plastics and 60 mm Daiwa double clutch hardbodied lures are a great choice when fishing oyster racks.
Rocks and Beaches
Some nice gutters have formed along North Head and Coila beach and they are holding lots of fish.
Whiting and bream have been caught using fresh beach worms for bait. Some nice size salmon are also coming in off the beaches and also off the break wall using pillies for bait. The odd flathead has been caught along the beaches throwing small metal vibes into the surf.
When the weather has permitted anglers have reportedly had some good flathead sessions just off Moruya. Drifting pillie cubes and squid along the bottom has been catching a good feed of sand flathead.
The bombies around Pedro Point have produced several nice snapper this week on soft plastics like the 5" gulp jerk shad.
The reefs just off Moruya are fishing reasonably well for mowie, snapper and nannygai using jigs and bait.
We thank Josh, from Tackle World Goulburn for the following freshwater report.
Just as the fishing started to hot up, down came the rain and flushed everything out! The dam at present is very dirty rising 4 per cent in 3 days - mind you this can only be a good thing going into summer. Over the next week or so I would be using anything that makes a noise in the water like Jackals etc, if it rattles use it! The other option is spinnerbaits with big blades to try and send some light through the dirty water. Bait is always a good option but carp will be the predominate catch as sifting through mud is normal for them.
What a cracking week for Pejar. Sullivan O’Dwyers incredible 7.5 lb rainbow is by far the best trout out of Pejar since the drought, returning Pejar to its former big fish reputation. Both fish caught by Sullivan and his dad Chris were on a Tassie devil from the bank. As the water warms up you will need to use the heavier lures like Tassies to get deeper, but don’t forget the Bass surface lures and shallow divers are a must.
Dirty fast running water has been all the reports this week making fishing for reddies a little tough. As the water slows and clears up it’s a great time to cast at a few trees or use some blades or squidgy bugs depending we’re your fishing on the river you could even catch a few silver perch - just remember to release these if you do catch them!
Tight lines my friends and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing … “
Team Tackle World Moruya
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