Your up-to-date fishing report from the team at Tackle World Moruya
Reports this week have suggested the river is fishing very tough with little to report. Yellow fin bream are hanging around the mouth of the river and are holding up tight against the break wall so try floating baits along the rock wall as this will increase your chances of a hook up. Flathead have basically been hiding this week with only one reported patch of flathead up the back of the system just past the hospital, laying on the flats on the northern bank in the shallows. There is still estuary perch along the rock wall in town, however they only want to bite after dark.
The flats around the front of the system have produced a handful of quality fish this week with some nice flathead, bream, whiting and salmon. The lake was slow from all reports this week however the wind this week would have made it very uncomfortable out in the lake as there were whitecaps right across the lake. The river was quiet as well this week but one area did produce a few fish and this was the island just down from the highway bridge. Bream and whiting were the targets here and there were a few very nice fish landed there this week.
As you would agree the weather this week was not suited to beach fishing at all. The few guys that did attempt to brave the conditions only lasted a few minutes out on the beaches as the wind was blowing the sand that hard it was like being sand blasted, so this week I’m sorry but we really can’t say a lot but, we can say this - given the windy conditions on the beaches it would have stirred things up and got the fish active that’s for sure so when you get a window of opportunity and your thinking about hitting the beach I would say get out and hit the beaches as they should fish well after the conditions we had earlier this week.
Early on in the week there were a few guys who got out wide and did some deep dropping and they were rewarded with some very nice blue eye and deep sea cod. The fad did have large schools of dolphin fish hanging around it this week and the guys filled their quota quickly as the fish were very active.
On the inshore reefs it was quiet and the boys only had a short opportunity to fish these areas before the wind would blow them off the water, but some did get a couple of keeper reds and morwong and flathead.
The following Snowy report is proudly brought to us by Adam – our guru in the Snowies!
Just a quick report on the Snowy Mountains trout scene for this week and a reminder that all rivers close as of midnight Monday the 10th of June to protect the spawning trout, this doesn’t leave much time to fish the river systems.
The weather gods certainly opened the sky’s last Saturday night dumping lots of rain in the high country followed by good snow falls, the snow still continues to fall which could possibly see the ski resorts opening early this season. The good rainfalls certainly got the Eucumbene river flowing high and freezing cold which has triggered the trout to start moving upstream for their annual spawning run. This weather change has arrived just in time and the rivers are fishing extremely well.
Do yourself a favour and fish the snowy’s now.
25% capacity The freezing cold temps, wind, rain and snow has fired the fish up and the reports coming in are very impressive.
Wood grubs have been the stand out bait and pink coloured winged and minnow styled lures are producing good numbers of fish, mostly browns. Old Adaminaby and Anglers Reach seem to be the best areas. Presenting your bait within 10m of the shoreline and running lures parallel to the bank is the key to success.
Sitting at 73% capacity and starting to fish well. They have also just released another 300 ex brood stock Atlantic salmon and they are all big trophy fish. The best areas to target these monsters is around the yacht club side and back down behind the van park, big fish love big lures so don’t be shy.
I personally would be fishing Eucumbene and Thredbo rivers chasing that once in a lifetime spawning trophy trout and when the river systems close its time to hit the lakes.
Spawning trout tips:
Fly fishing - Glow bugs are the ultimate lolly to present mimicking fish roe, Spinners and hard bodied lures in pinks, red or orange and spawning brown should attract more attention over other colours and larger lures around 120mm long will entice those big territorial browns, the big trophy fish aren’t interested in anything besides spawning and protecting his grounds so this is where larger lures like big Rapala’s come into play.
Small bright coloured soft plastics lightly or unweighted are also an ideal way of enticing some string pulling action, you can slowly feed out line and thoroughly work areas using unweighted plastics, it’s like feeding out a fly in fast waters gently working every foot of ground.
Always keep updated with the current weather and road conditions and take care on the Alpine waters.
Tight lines my friends and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing … “
Team Tackle World Moruya