Tackle World Moruya Fishing report Apr 13th
Your fishing report for this weekend bought to you by Tackle World Moruya and Goulburn Moruya River
Anglers have caught some nice bream this week targeting the deeper channel towards the front of the system. Metal blades and Cranka crabs have worked extremely well. Baits like mullet fillets and worms are also producing bream.
Flathead are being caught around the town bridge area on the shallow sand flats. Soft plastics like Gulp swimming mullet have worked a treat.
Some reasonable sized whiting are coming in off the hospital flats with most fish caught using fresh beach worms.
Mulloway have been found as far up as the highway bridge lately with reports of an 86 cm fish landed using the ever faithful Squidgie drop bear soft plastic.
A lot of average size flathead are being caught throughout the system on both bait and soft plastics. 120mm bloodworm wrigglers and 70mm Squidgie fish are working well.
Bream seem to be schooling in the deeper sections of the channel's, particularly along the rockwall near the boat shed. Gulp shrimp on 1/8th jig head's have worked well and metal blades also.
Rocks and Beaches
The salmon have been thick as of late with plenty of large fish landed off the rocks and beaches all up and down the coast. Full pillies have worked best for bait and the Arma twist range of metal slugs have been the choice of lures.
Squid are coming in off the rocks using Yamashita jigs and a few drummer also using baits like cunji and crabs.
A lot of whiting are being caught along the beaches and they aren't too far from the shoreline. Fresh worms and live yabbies working best for bait.
Snapper have been on the bite in close around Pedro Point. Ten metres of water has seen some nice one's boated using soft plastics like Gulp jerk shads in nuclear chicken and Zman streakz in chicken glow.
The reefs are also producing some nice reds and all the other typical reef species on baits like tuna fillets and Lunds Californian squid.
The Flathead beds just off Windsock are holding some quality 50 to 55 cm fish in reasonable numbers. Pillies and squid are both working well.
The following freshwater report is brought to us by Josh, owner, Tackle World Goulburn.
Fishing has improved dramatically, the water has cooled and weather conditions have stabilized. All reports this week have painted the same picture, no shortage of cod in the shallows all around the 4 metres of water area - hard body lures like ACs and spinnerbaits like Mudguts are bringing quick action - the best fishing has to be the main basin around the island off Three tree and the opening of the Abercrombie. Head up river above Greenmantle for the yellas they’re schooled up on the trees and will take most baits including shrimp, yabbies or worms.
Only a couple of reports this week, the weather was fantastic but the fish decided not to cooperate. Only a couple of trout reported both in 30-40cm mark on worms from the bank under the powerlines. John Coombs reported seeing plenty of fish rising but just couldn't get them to take a bait. A good idea with Trout is to (match the hatch) which means find out what they’re feeding on and offer the same - sometimes this is easier said than done but if you have a good look in the water and surrounds you will find what their feeding on.
Great numbers of fish are showing up in most parts of the river. Darrell O'Donnell & Daniel Howes have been keeping the reddies in check below Tefco, landing over 70 fish in two days, all on small fat bodied lures like Strada Cringe or Jackal Chubbys. The redfin are very active and there are some good fish in the schools like David Trankulovs 45 cm model caught above Marsdens Weir. Lures are the best to catch Redfin and there's no shortage of choices just make sure there is a tinge of red on the lure you choose.
Tight lines my friends and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing … “
Team Tackle World Moruya