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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Tackle World Moruya Fishing Report

Moruya River. On the whole, the river has been a little on the slow side, as can be expected this time of year. However, that’s not to say that no fish have been caught. There have been a few nice flathead taken from the deeper sections of the river on motor oil coloured 2.5” soft plastic grubs. Fish these slow and right at the bottom for best affect. The lower sections have also still been producing a few tailor, salmon, flathead and bream as well. Preddy’s wharf, the quarry wharf and the airport flats have all been worth a look. The further up the river you look, the colder the water is getting. This leads to crystal clear water, and the odd patch of slim weed. This weed makes fishing deep very hard as it covers all presentations, making them useless. It is best avoided if found.

Tuross River. Flathead, tailor, salmon and bream have been the main fish caught this week, mostly towards the front and middle sections of the system. For the tailor and salmon, small metal lures and paddle tail soft plastics have been working well, while the flathead and bream have been taking slowly worked deep baits or lure offerings. Like Moruya, Tuross is cold at the moment, so fish activity has been reduced, making catching a feed a more labour intensive. You will need to work for your fish this time of the year, so don’t give up, burley is your friend, and keep fishing.

Rock and Beach. Salmon continue to be the mainstay on the local beaches, with Moruya breakwall attracting its fair share of big solid winter fish. Metals and ganged pilchards have been the go to options for those chasing a few salmon, while there are still some nice tailor mixed in a goat them. The rocks off of Tomakin have been holding a few nice squid this week I’ve been told. So if your keen for calamari for the table and squid heads for snapper fishing, try for a few tasty cephalopods. Squid jigs or squid spikes are great options to catch them. Come in store if you want to know more, as we have a good range available.

Offshore. Tuna continue to be caught out of the bay this week, with 50-60kg fish reasonably prevalent. Trolled skirts, live baits or even cast stick baits have been working. So try and make sure you have a range of options covered on your boat for the best chance at catching a few fin. Snapper and flathead are still in good numbers on the reefs also. Try the magic 30-40m mark and work from there.

I’m on leave for the next 2 weeks, so there may not be a fishing report next week. If not, just come into the shop, and the boys will be more than happy to point you in the right direction. Graham and Gaye are currently in QLD for the the industries annual trade Tackle show, so you can expect a few new things to start appearing in store. Stay in touch with both our social media platforms, to keep abreast of the new stuff when it hits the shop.

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


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