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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Your Up to Date Fishing report from Tackle World Moruya as at May 3rd 2019

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

Moruya River

The river has slowed down this week in numbers but there is still quality in the size that are being landed. Flathead have been coming in around the 65-75 cm mark. The upper reaches have been the place to be for these big fish this week and some guys also were welcomed with nice sized whiting while targeting these big flatties. Most of the bigger fish were taken on lures from the reliable Jackson bottom magic and the Squidgies soft plastics. Towards the front of the system there’s been a few salmon getting around in the morning. They are chasing the bait onto the flats and bringing with them whiting and bream however they are not holding on the flats for very long so don’t wait around too long waiting for the bite as they have been dropping back into the deeper water when the sun rises high in the sky. Bait to try this week are worms, pilchards and white bait.

Tuross lake/River

The lake has been slow this week with little action to report – sorry, but flathead and bream were the common catch but the size was variable. The river did however show a glimpse of better fishing at times but consistency was lacking and patchy compared to the weeks just passed.


The beaches in general are fishing okay, but not great. There’s only been reports this week of salmon and the odd whiting coming in from the beaches but the rocks have been a different story with kingfish, salmon and squid all being caught along most rocky head lands with Broulee being the stand out for most of the action. The guys were catching kingfish on a range of lures and bait so to pick the best option is hard this week however top water did seem to stand out. The squid were active on a range of jigs, but the lighter colours did stand out.

Reef Fishing

The reef off Pedro Point seemed to be the place to be this week with nice bags of flathead and snapper and the odd gummy was in there as well. The kings were out deep this week again and jigs did get the results. Most of the kings were in water around the 70 metre mark. Lunds squid was the bait of choice this week with most snapper failing for these baits. Out wide was slow but a few boats did get the big hook-ups out wide, with the odd marlin and a few yellow fin tuna!

The following report is proudly brought to us by Adam, our guru in the Snowy’s!

The 1st of May is the start of the annual trout spawning season in the Snowy Mountains and restrictions take place on the Thredbo river and its tributaries, the Eucumbene river and its tributaries and upstream of the Eucumbene Dam wall including Providence Portal. Fisheries officers will be out enforcing the rules and checking in with anglers so make sure you check the current rules before fishing these locations or any location you might be unsure of.

Well Anzac Day brought the arrival of our first decent frosts and with frosts brings cooler waters and more active trout, we just need rain to get some water flow for the brown trout to spawn in.

Lake Eucumbene

Sitting steady at 25% capacity. The fishing is still a bit slow on all approaches throughout the entire lake. The keen fisho’s putting the time in have been landing a few in the 2lb range with the occasional nice rainbow also showing up. Gold or bright green winged lures have seen a bit more action over other colours of late. Bait fishing with yabbies is your best option as most fish kept for the table have been full of yabbies.

Now that the frosts have arrived the fly fisho’s will be breaking out their wet flies for the lakes and hitting the rivers in search of a trophy brownie.

Lake Jindabyne

77% capacity and falling again, at least the surface water temp has now dropped to 13 degrees. Jindy’s water level has been up and down for some weeks which isn’t helping us anglers on the fishing side of things with everyone finding it very tough to entice a fish on everything from bait to fly’s. Boaters are sounding up good sizes and numbers but not much action, covering all water depths is required to hopefully locate an active fish. Bait fishing is much the same with persistence and luck rewarding some. Targeting the edges insearch of any cruising fish is definitely your best approach in the current conditions. Hopefully with the below zero overnight temps and frosty mornings the waters temp will quickly drop a few more degrees and the fish might start moving again.

Tantangara Dam.

Sitting steady at 25% capacity. I’m hearing reports it’s now rather fresh and frozen of a morning and fishing lines and guides are starting to freeze up, with these temps the fish should fire up. Tantangara has started fishing a little better and seems to be a little more productive over Eucumbene. Anglers are seeing most of there action just after sunrise. Trolling and casting Arma metallic coloured lures during the day and dark colours during the lower light hours has seen some nice brown trout in the 2lb range landed, table fish were reported to also be full of yabbies. Bait fisho’s have been getting results using Power Bait under a bubble/float or yabbies unweighted.

Tight lines my friends and remember “Every days a good day for fishing …”

Team Tackle World Moruya

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