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Tackle World Moruya Fishing report

Moruya River. Improving everyday! Although still discoloured, the river is starting to show signs of more fish activity. As per usual, the peak activity continues to be towards the front of the lower system, with areas such as the airport flats, Preddy’s wharf and the Quarry wharf shouldering the majority of the fishing and fish activity. Flathead are again proving the easiest of the local species to find, with both oily type baits and paddle tail soft plastics with added scent showing the best returns for effort. Bream are also on the cards, with the lower rock walls around hole in the wall, holding good numbers of bream. A rising tide, with cleaner ocean water has is providing anglers with the best chance of success. Further up river around the town bridge, although still quite discoloured, there are signs that life is slowly starting to return to the river flats and drop offs under the bridge itself. My guess is that it will still be a few weeks before things start to stabilise this far upstream.

Tuross River. Tuross Fishing Club held their annual Bream and Flathead competition last weekend, and despite less than ideal conditions, the 157 entrants fished hard with a total of 266 eligible fish measured. Champion angler went to Stuart Smith, with champion flathead angler going to Wayne Coleman with a 88cm fish. Champion Bream angler went to Mike Yokum with, I believe a 38cm Bream, and Champion Jnr angler going to Bray Thurlow, whilst Champion Jnr Bream angler went to again Bray Thurlow with a 28.8cm bream. Champion Jnr Flathead angler went to Marchello LoRe with a 68.8cm flathead. Congratulations to the event organisers, and to to everyone who entered and competed. The bream fishing in the racks has been hard to say the least this week, with most bream being taken from the weed beds and deeper holes in the lower half of the system. Flathead have proved yet again to be the saviour of a session in Tuross this week, with good numbers of fish being taken, again in the lower section of the river. With the mouth entrance of the Tuross system now about 100m wide, we can expect that the system will drain off the large amounts of fresh more quickly than usual, and hopefully return to a more normal state quicker.

Rock and Beach. Moruya Breakwall this week has been firing, with good numbers of salmon, tailor, big trevally, bream and flathead all being caught on the beach side of the wall. No doubt the fish have been taking advantage of the discoloured water conditions to hunt any bait or food source that is being pushed out onto the beaches. Pilchards and oily baits have been the go to options bait wise, while metals cast and retrieved, have accounted for several nice salmon and tailor. The beaches themselves are continuing to hold good numbers of salmon, bream and whiting, with the odd flathead mixed in amongst them. There have been a few accounts of Kingfish from the stones showing up this week, no doubt due to the warm pool of water that is currently sitting off of the coast.

Offshore. Reports from the offshore crews have been a little on the slow side this last week, but reports of a few nicer snapper in 30-40m of water have been filtering through. I did have reports that’s the new artificial reef placed only a month ago is already starting to show signs of baits fish starting to make a home for themselves! Good news indeed!

With the large amounts of standing water around to date, mosquitos are a real problem at the moment. We have several solutions available if you are suffering from the little buzzing blood suckers. Thermacell offer a range of portable, outdoor use products that will make bbqs, fishing and camping trips all the more comfortable. Come in store to checkout what we have to offer. We also have RID, in both pump and spray packs if you want something a bit more traditional.

We now have a brand new website and online store presence that went active yesterday. You can find the new website at: www.tackleworldmoruya.com.au We don’t have the entire shop online as yet, only a few select lines to start. We are excited about the new online presence, and will continue to be using both our Facebook and Instagram social media feeds to update you all of any and all daily’s tidbits as we go.

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