Both the wharf's and fishing platform's have been a good place to fish land based as of late. Many species such as trevally, bream, flathead and flounder have all been caught using baits like mullet fillet and prawns.
The rockwall near Preddy’s wharf is holding good schools of bream. Cranka crabs and Gulp crabbys are working well.
The sand flats up past the hospital are fishing well for species such as whiting, bream and flathead using surface poppers and shallow diving hard bodied lures.
Some nice mulloway have come out of the deep channel near the boat shed. Lunds Californian squid is working great with reports of many caught using this bait.
Some big salmon are hanging around the entrance of the system at the moment. Surface lures and Arma metal slices have worked well this week.
Potato Point flats are holding schools of bream. Slow rolling hard bodied lures like Jackson pygmy cranks should catch you a few nice fish.
The four-ways has seen some nice 40 to 45 cm flathead boated this week. Soft plastics in the gulp range are working well, particularly nuclear chicken and pumpkin seed colours.
Rocks and Beaches
Drummer have been on the bite in the usual areas. A bit of bread burley and some fresh crabs for bait should get you onto a few.
Tuross has been the place to go if your chasing salmon with reports of big school's of very large fish hanging around. Pillies for bait and Arma metal slices have both worked well.
Squid are still being caught around the Broulee area with the more natural colour jigs working well this week.
The kingfish are still out in force around Montague Island with plenty of legals landed and a few nudging the 9 to 10 kg mark.
The bombies around Pedro Point have fished well first light for some reasonable size reds. Five and six inch gulp jerk shads are working best.
At roughly 25 metres of water just off Windsock beach the flathead are biting, squid and pillies have been working a treat.
The reefs at 50 to 60 metres are producing some nice snapper, mowie and nanagai on both bait and jigs. Sharks have also been drawn in by anglers burley slicks in the same areas.
Marlin are still being caught on the shelf, many anglers are heading out via the FADS and getting onto a few Dollies before heading out wide.
The following freshwater report is brought to us by Josh, owner, Tackle World Goulburn.
Wyangala Dam We have received mixed reports from the dam over Easter. If you were after Yellas simply put it was hard work, there were fish on the trees but very scattered. Cod on the other hand fished really well, most being taken on large spinnerbaits and deep diving hard bodies slow trolled. The dam water level has dropped a little more but the fishing is still good and should improve dramatically over the next few weeks. As the water cools the fish will school up and feed up for the winter. We would suggest start working the rocky edges for the yellas small minnow style lures like No 3, Finesse stump jumpers and Hester Minnows. If you’re after cod trolling for them with big spinnerbaits like Mega Guts & Gangsters will do the job nicely - make sure you always have a Predatec Mulga & Zebra in 65 or 80 mm they are a sure thing at Wyangala.
Looks like the trout are moving! Good reports of small rainbows in the shallows. Trent Sam's from Wilton reported two very nice rainbows caught on a Tassie and a Rapala countdown from his Kayak. Over Easter he picked up both fish on the western side near the old road. We also received another report from Jim Stein landing a nice 53 cm rainbow on worms fishing under the power lines. The weather looks great this weekend - it would be well worth a trip to the dam.
Good numbers of redfin in the lower parts of the river below Tefco, with most fish being caught on lures - the favored being a red celta. Spinning close to the trees is the secret, don't let it sink too far but the slower you can wind it back the more success you will have. Most parts of the river are fishing well but the favoured is the lower parts from Victoria St Bridge down.
Tight Lines my friends and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing … “
Team Tackle World Moruya
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