Your Up to Date fishing report from the team at Tackle World Moruya
Now that Christmas is behind us, and the new year only a few days away, it’s time to get on the water and chase a few fish. With the Kings Hwy still closed, those who have come from up north, or have made the Cooma/Bega detour are enjoying the space on the water, and the boat ramps, that is usually found during the cooler months.
Flathead, bream and whiting are all to be found in Moruya at the moment. The lower section of Moruya around the airport are accounting for good numbers of flatties on soft plastics from the bank. Under the bridge, good numbers of bream can be found on the flats. Blue swimmer crabs can be found in all the channels adjacent to ribbon weed beds or on the ribbon weed beds themselves, with mud crabs around the mangrove areas and creek mouths. Further upstream around Yarragee, good flathead on a flooding tide have been caught.
The lower sections of Tuross are fishing the best at the moment. With the dark on Boxing Day, good prawns are being found around the Potato point side of the lake, with the accompanying whiting, bream and flathead that like to feed on said prawns during the run. A few live prawns kept aside from a netting session will tempt a big flathead or jewfish to bite. Surface lures worked in theses areas, are a good option also. Blue swimmers are also being caught, with numbers probably a little down from last year due to decreased tidal flows.
Rock and Beach
The beaches are producing good numbers of whiting and bream on worms or pipis in the gutters at the moment. The salmon are around, albeit in reduced numbers. This is the time of the year to be targeting jewfish on the beaches. Fresh fillet baits are the best options to target some of these brutes in the surf.
There have been reports of squid holding around the headlands, with reports of kingfish starting to surface. Start targeting the rocky headlands with live baits under balloons, or surface lures to see if they are holding in close.
Good reports of flathead in 30-40m of water continue to come in, with reports of gummy sharks and hammerhead sharks being caught in 50-60m of water. With the kings showing up around the headlands, they will more than likely be holding in off the first and second reefs out the front of the Moruya break wall. Live baits slow trolled, lures, jigs and fresh baits can all tempt these hard fighting good eating fish. Large Bonito have turned up down around Montague island so hopefully they will soon be up around our headlands. Enjoy the extra space, and reduced boat ramp queues before the holiday crowd hopefully decide to join us.
Tight lines my friends and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing … “
Team Tackle World Moruya