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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Tackle World Fishing Report May 5th 2023

Moruya River. Last weekend certainly was a reminder that winter is coming! While Saturday wasn’t too bad weather wise, Sunday was cold. This had more of an effect on the numbers of anglers out and about, than the fish activity. There were still some nice fish taken on the weekend, with Saturday obviously being the better day. Flathead, bream and the last of the summer whiting were all available to those who got out. The whole system still seems to be holding fish, although the lower sections of the river are holding more fish, as the upper reaches are already starting to cool off as a result of the rain last weekend. Not by a lot, but enough. So look at the airport flats, hole in the wall and the areas around the town bridge and the hospital, as these all are still warm and holding fish. As the water starts to cool, the water clarity will increase, making finesse presentations to go. Longer, lighter leaders will be the go to get the bite as we move into the cooler months.

Tuross River. Much the same as the Moruya system, Tuross is fishing the same, with the bottom half of the system up to and above fourways being the most active, fish wise. The flathead are still very present within the system, and are spread far and wide, so searching for them maybe required. As the system cools, you can start to fish for them in the deeper sections of the river. There are some good reports of tailor in the system, as they move in off of the beach. Fish to 45cm have been reported all week. Look for surface bust ups as the tailor hit bait schools. Don’t forget that under most tailor bust ups, will be a flathead or two lurking, to pick up any scraps that fall to the river bottom. There is always the chance that a mulloway may also be lurking as well.

Rock and Beach. The salmon and tailor have been the main stay on the beaches this last week, with some very nice sized fish being taken. There have also been reports of some good sized mullet schools around. The mullet run this time of the year, has the mulloway guys keen to cast a bait or two, trying to connect to a slab of silver. Fresh baits of salmon or tailor are best, but a stack of live beach worms also can tempt the mighty mulloway as well.

Offshore. With Saturday being the pick of the days this weekend, no doubt the snapper and flathead crews will be on the hunt for a feed of fish. The snapper have continued to be caught in waters ranging from 15m through to 50m depth, so all locations will be viable options this weekend. Sunday looks to be a blow out, with the winds and swell ramping right up to very uncomfortable levels. Make the most of the weather window on Saturday would be my advice.

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

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