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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Tackle World Fishing report Jan 13th 2020

Moruya River Well what a week!!!!!! With the fires we have had this week, the mass evacuations that were needed before Saturday’s events and the preceding weeks of uncertainty, the fishing reports and collecting the info required has been very last on a very long list of priorities. Luckily for the crew here at Moruya Tackle World, none of us have been impacted by the fires. We can’t say as much for some of our customers or friends within the community - to those we offer our sincere and heart felt sorrow for everything you have lost. It’s going to be a long rebuilding process, but the community spirit we have, for the most part, experienced, has been uplifting. And together we can get through this. We have semi’s on the way as we speak full of all kinds of goods ranging from tents, generators, eskies, chairs and pretty much anything you can think of. We’ll keep you updated on their arrival. A big thank you to Tackle World Wollongong for helping us out!!

I’d personally like to offer a MASSIVE THANK YOU to all of the fire crews, who have tirelessly worked their collective butts off to keep us all safe. The fact that no lives were lost in our patch of the coast amongst so much property destruction, is a testament to how great all the RFS and local fire crews are. As a community, we are thankful you were, and continue to be here. THANK YOU!!!!!

Time for the report: Moruya River has seem consistent catches of flathead around the airport flats and weed bed edges. Both plastics and baits producing the goods. Bream and whiting have been reported around the backwaters on surface lures. Jackson Pygmy poppers and Bassday Sugapens both working well. The Garlandtown flats are still producing good numbers of nippers for those looking for a reliable live bait. These nippers will tempt a hungry bream that can be found in front of the hospital and surrounding flats.

Tuross River

Good numbers of flathead, bream and whiting have been found down the front of the system, with both baits and lures catching mixed bags. The deeper holes in front of the boat shed offer the opportunity for a nice jewfish, although these catches have quietened down of late. With the full moon occurring in the last few days, the high tides have been very high, hopefully allowing some fresh water to make its way into the system.

Rock and Beach

Moruya breakwall had a school of smaller salmon hanging around yesterday, one that the local dolphins enjoyed as they passed through. Watching a pod of approximately 20 dolphins feed on the school was very interesting. It did nothing for the fishing though, as it shut the bite down. A few bream and the odd trevally were caught on pilchard pieces fished on paternoster rigs.


There have been a few boats getting out, flathead in 30-40m of water have been, and continue to be the most consistent catch. The first reef off the breakwall was holding a school of kings in the 4-5kg mark last week, so fingers crossed they stay around for a little while.

We look forward to seeing you all over the coming few days and weeks. The Kings Hwy should re-open tomorrow, for the first time in what feels like forever. Please be patient on the roads, and with each other while driving down to see us. The landscape has probably changed a fair bit since you were here, however our beautiful beaches and estuaries remain the same!

Tight lines my friends and please stay safe.

Remember “every day’s a good day for fishing … “

Team Tackle World Moruya


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