Some nice size flathead have been hanging around the town bridge lately and have been caught using both bait and lures. 75mm Daiwa double clutch in purple has been working well. Baits like mullet fillet and pillies are also working well.
The flats west of the bridge are still fishing well for whiting on surface lures like Jackson's Ebi panic and Jackson poppers. A few good bream have also been landed in the same area on the same lures.
The town wharf and boat ramp has kept a lot of visitors happy with the kids catching many species such as bream, flathead, tailor, flounder and trevally. Beach worms and prawns are working great.
A few anglers have targeted mulloway in the deep hole near the boat shed. Some have had great success using live baits with reports of some nice fish landed.
The entrance to the river is holding good schools of whiting. Baits like yabbies and fresh beach worms are catching plenty. Bassday Sugarpens are also working well.
The oyster leases are fishing well for bream early mornings using surface lures. When the sun is out shallow hardbodied lures like Daiwa pressos and 60mm double clutches are working a treat.
Flathead are being caught in the the more shallow sections of the system using soft plastics like the squidgies bloodworm wriggler in 100mm and also gulp nemesis in 4 inch camo.
Rocks and Beaches
Squid have been plentiful this past week at both south Broulee and Moruya Heads. Green and orange jigs in 3.0 have reportedly been working best the past few days.
A nice gutter has formed at Congo south beach and it has been fishing exceptionally well for big bream and whiting. Beach worms and peeled prawns for bait should catch you a few nice fish. Salmon, tailor and trevally are also being caught in the same area.
Many anglers have been bagging out on some decent size flathead just off Windsock beach. 30 metres of water seems to be holding most of the fish and lunds California squid is working great!
Squid are about in large numbers from Broulee to Tuross and they have been good bait for the larger fish.
Schools of rat kings have been hanging around just off Moruya and they have been taking anything from stick baits to metal slices.
The reefs have been producing plenty of quality fish including snapper, nanagai, pigfish and mowies. The odd shark has also been hooked including a large thresher and a few small gummies.
The following freshwater report is brought to you by Josh, owner of Tackle World Goulburn.
Hot is the best word we can use! Not only are the fish biting, but temps from 38-45c all last week seen most people in the water through the day and fishing early morning and late evening. The yellowbelly are in numbers - most of the fish are being caught between the top of Esees and Taylors Point, with yabbies and black grubs doing most of the damage (lures have been a little slower). There’s good numbers of cod being caught in most parts of the dam, with most fish averaging between 45-70cm. Lures like Stumpjumpers, Spinnerbaits & Jackal Doozers are scoring the most fish.
The Hot temps shut the dam down this week. Trout don’t like the heat and bass don’t like the bright sunlight, so it was a recipe for not a lot of fish catches. Unfortunately, there’s not much to report on other than there were plenty of Kayaks paddling around out there. This week has been a lot more favourable weather wise, so get out there and give it a go you will find the fish are a lot more active.
Due to the heat the river was a little quieter this week, however in saying this we still received reasonable reports of reddies around the BMX track area using Squidgy Bloodworm wrigglers and warlock 52s casting the banks and along the weed edges. The river looks fantastic at present - its clean it’s got a little bit of run and the rain has freshened it up! Well worth a fish this weekend.
Tight lines my friends and remember "every day's a good day for fishing ... "
Team Tackle World Moruya