Latest fishing report from Tackle World Moruya
Moruya river. With the water quality vastly improved this week, the fishing has ramped up throughout the system. I fished for bass well upstream last weekend, and the water up there is running clean and clear. This is has reflected in the reports I have been getting throughout the week. With flathead being the main species reported this week. Soft plastics and hard body lures for the guys willing to get out and walk the flats on a run out tide have worked well. Remember that flathead will usually have their nose into the current, waiting to ambush bait coming to them. So cast upstream and work your lures or baits with the current to increase your chances of finding a feed of flathead. This is the same for the boat fisherman, a drift with the tide allowing you to cover more water and get your baits in front of a few nice flatties. Back of the hole in the wall and the hole itself has also produced a few bream, trevally and flathead this week. Under the bridge, has seen a marked increase in flathead activity this week. With one regular patron, coming in the other day, reporting having an estimated 80cm flathead take a 2.5” Bait Junkie soft plastic grub literally a rod length in front of him before it gave him a merry chase back under the bridge for around for 20+ minutes. He managed to land the fish on the rocky edge before the big girl wore through his light 8lb leader with one final head shake as she swam back to the depths. Leaving him both shattered and elated at the same time. From his description of the fight, it will be a memory that will stay with him for years to come.
Tuross River. Good numbers of flathead, bream, mud crabs and even salmon have been reported in the lower parts of the system this week. Graham and Jack have been out a few times and have managed several nice bream and even some salmon within the estuary system itself. The salmon are lots of fun on light bream and flatty gear. Try throwing small bait fish profile soft plastics if you come across a school. The potato point flats on the southern shore of the lower estuary have been holding good numbers of flathead, as the water temperature increases. Fish have also been reported in around 4 ways and the cooper island areas, leaving plenty of space to explore as the water continues to clear. The upper sections have still been described as dirty compared to the lower sections. A few more weeks of no rain will see these areas also clear up.
Rock and beach. There have been good numbers of salmon reported from the more southern beaches this week. The breakwall at Moruya has seen a little bit of action as well. There have been reports from the Congo beaches of reasonable numbers of bream and whiting in the gutters in front of the creek. It will only be a matter of time before these fish move into the creek proper, and repopulate what has been a closed waterway for a good few years.
Offshore. Good snapper from 40-60cm have been reported this week in 30-40m of water. The reefs in front of Congo are holding good fish. There are also good numbers of flathead available in the same water depths.
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