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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Tackle World Fishing Report Dec 31st 2021

Moruya River. Summer has finally arrived!! With plenty of people in town, the place is alive with holiday makers. The lack of the wet stuff from the heavens is seeing the fishing condition vastly improve in the river. Whilst the majority of the action is still located in the lower sections of the river, the fish are starting to make their way back into the usual spots. The flats under the town bridge are starting to see more bream and the odd whiting, with the flathead also making an appearance. Baits and lures are all working here. The spur wall in front of the campsite at the airport is seeing a few nice flathead, as are the flats in front of the airport. There are a few more bream and the occasional whiting being seen here with the cleaner influx of ocean water coming in on the rising tide.

Further upstream in the fresh the Deua river is once again running clean and clear, allowing for better access to the local bass population. The warmer days are starting to see more cicada activity, leading to better surface bite activity. Frogs, poppers and cicada imitations are my favourite way to chase bass! It’s all about the surface bite!!

Tuross River. The flathead are maintaining their place on the leaderboard for most prevalent species caught in Tuross this week. All techniques are working on the flathead at the moment. As the waters continue to clear up, the sections around four ways and above are also starting to improve considerably. Bream in the racks and snags that line the system banks are becoming a better option also for the lure brigade. As for the Duea River, the upper sections of the Tuross river are again running clean and clear, offering a better than average chance of finding some sweet water bass. Give the surface lures a go in the morning and in the afternoons, and deeper diving options of hardbody lures , spinnerbaits or soft plastics fished deep during the warmer parts of the day.

Rock and Beach. Salmon and Tailor are still available on all the local beaches where the sea weed isn’t an issue. There are also reports of a few nice bream and whiting coming from the gutters in close on pipis and worms. Nippers are also a good option for when the pipis and worms are hard to find. Moruya breakwall is seeing a fair bit of angling pressure, as it always does this time of year, with salmon, bream, trevally, flathead and Luderick all coming to the stones.

Offshore. The snapper and flathead are the main stays for the offshore guys at the moment, whilst further out wide there are reports of some nice Marlin starting to turn up. For those interested, here are the co-ordinates of the new artificial reef deployed by fisheries last week.

S 35deg 53.122 E 150deg 12.211 At a depth of 40m

Remember that the reef won’t be a viable option for a good few months whilst the required marine growth establishes itself. The older it gets, the better it will be. Patients being the key for this structure.

The water temperature is starting to come up quickly as the very warm currents push down from up north. Reports are that is is above 21deg at the moment.

Well I guess that is 2021 done and dusted, for better or worse, it has been an interesting year. I know that it has interjected plenty of obstacles for us all to over come, which we have! We at Tackle World Moruya would like to extend a huge THANK YOU for all who have supported us this year, and we look forward to seeing you all next year, what ever comes our way…

Stay safe everyone and remember, “every days a good day for fishing…” Team Tackle World Moruya.


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