The latest Up To Date (hot off the presses) fishing report from your Team at Tackle World Moruya
The fishing in Moruya river remains the same coming into the weekend.
Look for areas of slime free sand to tempt the ever increasing numbers of bream, whiting and flathead that have shown up with the warmer water to keep the holiday makers entertained. The flats on the lower part of the river have seen an increase in flathead activity, with soft plastics and baits being the stand out options. There are still plenty of big whiting under the bridge for those wanting to try their luck. Nippers, lightly weighted and drifted with the flooding tide should work.
As expected, the Tuross system is again the first system to really start to wake up. Good reports of flathead towards the front of the system continue to filter through. Young Canberra angler Nick Moss picked up his first ever flathead on a 2.5” Zman Slimz plastic in Motor oil in front of the Marine Rescue shed. His first ever flathead went a solid 68cm, nice work Nick!
Plenty of other flathead were also caught on the flats this week, again on plastics and even surface lures!
Up around 4-ways, reports of jewfish have also surfaced. Tuross is a system well known to hold good jewfish, if you know where to look. Bigger plastics, deep diving lures, fresh baits, or good quality frozen baits can all be the undoing of these enigmatic and tasty species. Be prepared to put some time in working these fish out though - they don’t come easily!
Rock and Beach
Salmon continue to keep the beach brigade happy this week. Fish to around 60cm are in amongst the schools. Try the southern beaches for best results. The headlands are also holding numbers of smaller salmon and the usual bream, luderick and drummer. Arma metal lures and surface lures can account for the salmon, while baits will account for the other species.
Please be sure to take your rubbish with you. There is nothing worse than turning up to your favourite ledge or stretch of beach, only to find it littered with empty bait packaging and discarded fishing line. If you can carry it in, please carry it out.
The offshore fishing has been good to say the least. Plenty of holiday makers, and locals have reported good fish coming over the sides. Snapper, large flathead, mowies and even large gummy sharks have all been reported. Start looking in as little as 20m of water for the flathead, and 40-50m over reef and broken ground for the snapper and mowies. Adam Weston landed his PB snapper this week weighing in at 3.5kgs.
Pics of his fish are on the Tackle World Moruya page. Tight lines my friends and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing … “
Team Tackle World Moruya