Your up to date fishing report from the team at Tackle World Moruya
The river has produced a few quality sized fish this week with flathead up to 65cm and bream ranging from 30-40cm but the numbers of fish have been lacking. A positive though is that it seems that the fish are coming back on the chew with reports steadily increasing as the week progressed. Salmon have been caught around Garland Town and some big trevally have turned up around the hole in the wall and also along the rock walls in town. Key to getting the fish has been in the wee hours of the mornings and late afternoons, which has been the trend for a few weeks now so no sleeping in! Baits this week have been salted pilchards and prawns and the ever-faithful sand worm. Lures have worked well for most species and the stand out has been the Gulp minnows and grubs in pumpkinseed.
Tuross is fishing well for whiting, bream and salmon. The flats around the boatshed have been the most productive with reports of good captures. Fishers using lures did well in most areas this week fishing in water depths from 2-4 metres with the run out tide being the most productive to fish. Bait fisherman also did very well targeting whiting on the flats using fresh baits such as worms and pipis but if you enjoy the sporting aspect of fishing then tie on a metal lure and start flicking as the salmon are actively hunting around Tuross this week providing “reel” screaming excitement for the sports fisherman!
Beaches and Break wall
Good reports of salmon and gummy sharks on most of the beaches this week. The gummies have been hanging around Pedro Point with a few large ones being landed up to 5 feet in length. Anglers targeting these fish have been using fresh fillets of trevally that have been salted. Bream and whiting are still being reported, however the average size of these guys has decreased with only a few legals having been landed. Flathead have also been found on the beaches this week with a handful of flatties reaching up to 70cm making these an outstanding capture. The break wall has been the place to be targeting luderick with a couple of locals getting stuck into them ensuring a healthy feed.
Yes, the reefs have produced this week!
Snapper, morwong, gummies and a few kings. Snapper have been landed up to 3kg regularly off the surf club in water ranging from 12-40 metres and the morwong have been mixed in amongst these reds up to 3kg as well. The gummies all come out off Pedro Point in water 20 metres deep. Kings were also around later in the week providing fun for a few anglers, but you did have to fight to get through the rats to get to the bigger guys and a few fish up to 80cm did eventually come aboard a few boats. The whales also turned it on this week providing most anglers with a real show and if you’re not lucky enough to have a boat to go and watch these guys on the water come in and grab a pair of binoculars and find a nice quiet spot on a headland and watch these beautiful creatures frolicking just off shore.
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The winter fishing is starting to fire up!
The fishing in all 3 lakes is improving as each day passes. Lake Jindabyne has been the most productive with several chunky rainbows and solid browns landed this week. Eucumbene - more trout are stacking up in the bays and off the points in waters of 3m or less. Fly fishos presenting woolly buggers are tangling with some nice fish in the 50 to 60cm mark. The bigger browns are still skinny as they return from spawning and starting to get fat belly’s which will see them fatten up leading into spring. In saying this, there was several very well conditioned browns caught at Eucumbene this week.
Lake levels as follows:
Lake Jindabyne 67% capacity and steady. Jindy is currently the pick of the lakes especially for sight casting.
Lake Eucumbene’s at 24% capacity and reports it’s slowing rising with land based anglers getting best results.
Tantangara Dam is at 22% capacity and rising. The reports have been very consistent for the past few months now, bait, lures and fly’s. Just check the road conditions.
Tight lines my friends (and warm beanies) and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing …”
Team Tackle World Moruya