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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Tackle World Fishing Report Oct 21st 2022

Moruya River.

This week has seen the river clean up dramatically as we haven’t had any significant falls of rain to dirty up the system, this will most probably change with the rainfall due to hits us over the next 4-5 days. Towards the front of the system, there have been good numbers of salmon, tailor and flathead from the airport flats all the way up past the quarry wharf. If you are fishing around Preddy’s wharf and the hole in the wall, don’t forget to take pics of the signs that are posted on the hole and report them to NSW Waterways. These signs should not be there, and Waterways seem to be dragging their heels on removing them. Under the town bridge there have been a few nice flathead on the flats in the middle of the river as well as the odd bream. Live nippers are always a good option here as are soft plastics cast from the bridge itself.

With the inclement weather already starting to set in today, we can expect that the river will dirty up by the weekend, so the wet weather mantra will kick in yet again! Fish low, fish deep! Bottom parts of the systems, and the deeper holes.

Tuross River.

There have been good fish taken throughout the Tuross system this week as a result of the minimal rainfall we have experienced. Good numbers of flathead, bream and the odd mulloway have been taken all through the extensive system that is Tuross.

But, with the already falling rain, and what is predicted this weekend into early next week, we can expect the gains in water clarity to be lost to the dirty water expected to push down the system.

Fish the lower sections of the river, targeting the deeper holes. The water temp offshore is starting to push up towards the 20 deg mark, making the incoming tides a better option to fish.

Oily baits will be the best solution to the dirty water, as will lures with noise making potential.

Rock and beach.

With the predicted push of dirty water to come as result of this weekends rain, the beaches and breakwalls close to the outflows should be holding a few predatory fish this weekend. Salmon, tailor, the odd mulloway and the possibility of the odd shark working the dirty water edges can bring the beach and rock fishing up a notch.

With the warmer currents pushing down the coast, we can expect to start seeing a few nice bream and whiting turning up in the gutters close to shore. Get yourself some live nippers or live or frozen worms, and fish light in close to find a few nice fish. Keep an eye on the swell this weekend, as Saturday looks to be pushing the 4m mark, before dropping on Sunday then increasing Monday. Drummer become a real tempting option with a bit of a stir up, just make sure the rock platform you intend to fish, is safe to do so.


Reports from the snapper and flathead guys have been a bit on the light side this week, and I can’t see too many boaters pushing out into 4m swells this weekend and strong winds. If you plan on going out, make sure the bar you intend to cross is are to do so.

Water temps are starting to warm up, so we will start to see species that like a warmer water start to bite more often. We can expect the flathead off shore to start to increase in numbers, as well as a few kingfish chasing baits on the new reef just offshore.

If the weather is a deciding factor on going or not going out this weekend, come and pay us a visit in store, and check out the new product that is slowly building up. As I am typing this the new Real Baitz from Atomic have literally just been delivered. Keep an eye on our socials, or come in and have look at them yourselves this weekend.

Stay safe everyone and remember, “everyday’s a good day for fishing…”

Team Tackle world Moruya.

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