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Your Up to Date Fishing report from Tackle World Moruya as at April 12th 2019

Your up-to-date fishing report from the team at Tackle World Moruya

Moruya River This week started slow in the Moruya river with fishing being very patchy however it fired up late and fish have been plentiful from bream , whiting , salmon , flounder and huge Taylor and sea run mullet. The mullet are in huge schools on the beaches with most anglers reporting massive schools on the Moruya ,Congo , Coila and Tuross beaches.this has helped fire up the river as at times the big Taylor have crept into the system for a look and have chased big schools of bait onto the flats at garland town bringing with them bream ,whiting , flathead along for a free feed. The trick to keeping up with these active schools is to keep a close eye on the bird activity and follow them as they are following the schools of Taylor as they also offer a free feed for the birds when they push the bait up onto the flats. To take full advantage of these large Taylor in the river get out your metal slices and cast straight into the schools of fish and get ready for that hook up and these Taylor really play up when hooked and provide some great fun on light gear. Beaches This is were the Acton has been this week with great sized Taylor up to 80cm coming in and in multiple numbers making this one of the better Taylor seasons we’ve seen in some time and for the guys chasing bream on the beaches this was great news as the Taylor make a real mess when feeding providing easy pickings for bream and whiting. The bream were holding under the schools of Taylor cleaning up there scrapes left behind by there at times frenzy feeding habits and for the wise angler using pilchard cutlets they certainly were rewarded with big yellowfin bream. The bream would only take pilchard cutlets burring these feeding times as it matched the hatch making it to good to go passed and a few whiting were also holding around these schools of Taylor and would fall for these baits as well.jewfish also are loving the Taylor hanging around and are feeding on them so a fresh bait would be my pick for the jewfish Tuross River / Lake Tuross lake is still producing quality fish with bream being the most frequent visitor to anglers nets with some bream up around 38cm in length and healthy weight around 850g making this an above average week for the bream .flathead are still around the edges of the lakes with the island’s being the pick of he spots producing quality flathead. Whiting are still in good numbers in the lake this week meaning they must be still in the rivers and up towards the back end of the system as well. Most anglers are fishing in shallow water this week and getting the results using hard body lures such as the double clutch and atomic mid cranks. The better flat head have been in slightly deeper water and the Jackson bottom magic has still been the pick for chasing the larger fish in deeper water. Jewfish are active in Tuross and are loving a Reef fishing Snapper snapper snapper and more snapper!!!! Yes snapper are still firing on the reefs with Pedro’s being a hot spot and the surf club in about 30 - 40 meters of water with Some fish reported are to be honest sensational at 8kg and yes I’ve seen the pictures to prove it. Keep in mind there’s lots of sharks hanging around these reefs and are taking many anglers catches so get those fish up as quick as possible but if your chasing sharks then these are good areas to put out a large bait and it won’t take to long to get the hook up.Flathead are still off windsock beach and morwong are still turning up as well and some have been around 2.5kg. Gummy are getting on the chew as well around Pedro’s point with late afternoons being the productive times for these fellas and mullet fillet being the choice of baits which is no surprises giving the sizes of schools of mullet getting around. King fish are around and the bigger fish are hanging in water 70-80 meters deep out off Broulee island so if your in that area keep your eyes on those sounders and if you see bait balled up then get those larger jigs out and get them down into the strike zone and try your luck. In general fishing hasn’t been this productive for some time so with the school holidays just around the corner get rigged up and get out and have a go and and take advantage of the great fishing currently on offer on our beautiful coast The following Snowies report is proudly brought to us by our guru in the mountains - Adam Monday. Jindabyne and Lake Eucumbene had several separate fishing comps running over the past weekend. The largest fish recorded was a 58cm brown from Jindy and just under 60cm from Eucumbene. Biggest rainbow was just over 40cm. One comp at Eucumbene was catch and release using artificial fly/lure only - no bait, they registered 175 trout with rainbows far outnumbering browns, fish under 35cm weren’t registered. Lake EucumbeneCurrently at 26% and steady. Targeting the shallow sections has still been the most productive areas for all styles of fishing. Trolling anglers have reported it to be slow in the deeper sections so they have been sticking closer to the shore and structure which has turned a slow day into a successful session. Switching up lures and running depths-speeds can also fire the fish up. I’m a big fan of UV, patterns-coatings, or by adding UV enhanced scents can turn shut down fish into netted success. “Squidgies S-Factor scent” is my personal favourite and has produced fish when nothing else worked.Lake Jindabyne Currently 80% and steady Fishing Jindy can be a lucky dip as it also holds Brook trout and Atlantic Salmon - it also gets stocked with huge ex brood stock fish.Baits have been best presented early morning and late afternoon onwards. Bubble/float fishing mud eyes-grubs-scrubbies or the good old Berkley Powerbait range including small scented soft plastics are candy to trout this time of year. Rainbows have been active up until around 9am, Browns are being netted by those running closer to the banks and structure or the 35-40ft mark running a down rigger, in these depths UV enhanced lures will increase your strike rates, attaching assist hooks will also increase your hook up rates. Jindy has been glassed out early and late, perfect for bubble fishing or for presenting your favourite little dry fly. The dry fly season is coming to an end, the upcoming easter break will be perfect time to give the dry’s one last lash before the freeze arrives, Wet fly’s will take place once the May frosts set in. Tantangara Dam.32% and falling. The fishing here is still standing out and is continuing to produce quality. All I can say about Tantangara at the moment is do yourself a favour and get up there before the snow arrives or the Snowy Hydro 2.0 project limits public access. The fishing here will continue to improve with the cooler temps in the Alpine areas. Thredbo & Eucumbene rivers Blue Ribbon streams “artificial lure and fly-no bait” anglers have reported lots of pan sized action and the occasional well conditioned 50cm+ specimen netted on dry’s & lures. With the cool change that’s forecast to hit the area this week it could possibly see the larger specimens starting to show up as they prepare for the upcoming spawning run. A local guide reported seeing small groups of trout heading up the Eucumbene and Thredbo rivers which is a good sign.Always check the current regulations before fishing these or any other Blue Ribbon streams! Celta spinners, Jackson lures in Trout Tune & Athlete 55s & Clark blade frogs, Rapala’s and Bullet lures are all my go to favourites for these rivers. Tight lines my friends and remember "every day's a good day for fishing ..."Team Tackle World Moruya

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