Your Up To Date Fishing report courtesy of the team at Tackle World Moruya
Great reports this week of large yellow fin bream being caught around Preddy’s Wharf area, soft plastics like Squidgie bio tough double tail grubs in the pumpkin seed colour are working a treat . Over on the sand flats and weed beds surface lures like bent minnows and sugar pens are catching some nice bream and whiting with the occasional flathead thrown in. If you want to target flatties directly, try a soft plastic on a 1/8 size 1 jig head or a bottom magic hard bodied Jackson lure down in the channel from Ryan’s creek down to Quarry wharf. Whiting are also being caught on the flats when the tide is up in front of River Breeze caravan park and above the hospital. Try either live nippers, fresh worms or surface lures.
Great reports this week of extra large flathead, jewfish, bream and whiting being caught in most parts of the system. Paul, while visiting from Canberra this week while chasing whiting with his Pygmy poppers not only caught plenty of whiting up around the 40 cm mark, but nailed flatties up to 82 cm - after a quick photo she swam away happy! Graham visiting from Victoria got a great surprise while drifting for flathead near the boat shed when he hooked up to a jewfish around 90 cm. The fight took around 20 minutes on 6 lb line and after some photos let it swim away to play another day. Bream are being caught in the oyster leases using both soft plastic grubs in Gulp black 3 inch minnow and Jackson athlete 55 mm shallow diving hard bodies.
Rocks and Beaches
The squid are still being caught off most headlands in the area - find some kelp beds and you will find a great feed! Whiting and bream are being caught in the gutters around Bingi and also along Wind Sock beach.
Good numbers of flathead are being caught from Broulee all the way down to Potato Point, with Lund’s calamari as the bait of choice. These fish have caught anywhere from 10 metres of water, right out to the 65 metre mark. Snapper are being caught off Pedro Point out around 30 metre mark with some kingfish cruising around even in as close as the first reef off Moruya in 12 metres of water. Out wide marlin are still being caught off the canyons with quite a few dolphin fish hanging around as well.
Tight lines my friends and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing … “
Team Tackle World Moruya
This week saw a visit from Steven Pryke (above) to the Moruya store. Steven is one of Australia’s best up and coming bream fishos representing Australia in the world Hobie series 3 times and numerous ABT titles.