Your Up to Date Fishing report from Tackle World Moruya
This week has seen huge shoals of pinkie snapper in the river driving bait fishos crazy. These tinny snapper have tiny mouths but huge appetites, stealing bait all day long making it hard for the bigger fish to feed. A couple of clever fishos have managed to keep these little fellas occupied with plenty of burley in close and then throwing their bait out wider to the larger fish. This shows good results for some. Some nice flathead and bream did turn up but not in good numbers this week during the daylight hours but those who ventured out during the evenings were certainly rewarded! The big flathead, bream and whiting were patrolling the flats around Garland Town and when I say big I mean BIG!! Whiting up to 50 cm, bream up to 1.2 kg and flathead up to 94 cm. The whiting have been crazy big at night and they are taking unweighted nippers and top water lures so I know what I’ll be doing this weekend
Tuross has been consistent of late and many anglers have not had too much trouble finding the fish in shallow water or deep water. The flathead have been evenly spread out throughout the system and have been willing to bite soft plastics all day long and in particular the Squidgie prawn 110 cm wriggle tail - this seems to be the stand out this week. The bream have gone quiet on the flats in Tuross so I would be looking to fish structures such as timber, poles and oyster racks. Lock up your drags and pull hard as bream in heavy cover will bust you off in the blink of an eye. The lure of choice for me fishing for bream in structure is Cranka Crabs and Gulp shrimp rigged on a worm hook. This fishing is tough but very rewarding and remember to always respect the oyster farmers racks as these are their livelihood and they rely on us to not damage or disturb their racks.
Salmon are around the beaches with South Head being the pick with good size and good numbers around. Snapper have also been taken off the rocks at South Head and some nice drummer as well, which has been nice to see. Anglers getting the results have been spending time burlying heavily on the run-in tide. Whiting and bream have been patrolling the beaches this week again and are still feeding on sand worms and white bait so find a nice gutter and try your luck. If it’s jewfish you’re after then try the break wall in Moruya at night - as a local angler had success this week using squid as bait on the turn of the tide off the end of the break wall for a solid meter plus jewfish!
Snapper and morwong are on the chew out off Pedro’s Point with several boats reporting nice catches of snapper up to 3.5 kg and morwong averaging 2 kg. Squid is the gun bait for these fish with most people using strips of squid rigged on flasher rigs. No reports of kings hanging around but like always they will turn up when you least expect them to so make sure you have a setup ready on hand for when they do, as in most cases the window of opportunity can come and go in the blink of an eye!
Tight lines my friends and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing … “
Team Tackle World Moruya