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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Tackle World Moruya Fishing Report

Moruya River. With the forecast for the weekend starting to look a little damp, we can reflect on what has, yet again, been another great week of fishing in our own little slice of paradise. There have been nice tailor, up to 45cm taken in the river this week, along with plenty of average sized flathead also in the 45cm size range. Along with the flathead, the bream and whiting have also still been around in numbers that have kept the last of the school holiday families entertained. Live nippers are the pick of the baits for all of the above mentioned species, and have been easily sourced down on the Garlandtown flats on a low tide. If collecting live baits is something you haven’t tried, it’s great fun for the whole family, and doesn’t require a lot of equipment. Come in and we can help set you up. The town bridge, and the hospital have both also still be producing some very nice fish this week as well. Flathead, bream, trevally and whiting have all been playing catch with visiting and local anglers alike. The hospital area will start to become a good spot to try for a few estuary perch, as the summer season winds down.

Tuross River. Tuross has fished exceptionally well this last week, with all the usual suspects available to those who have fished this pristine system this week. Store owner Graham managed a cracking 90cm mulloway on 2-4kg bream gear this week. The spot it was taken, isn’t a surprise to those who know, as there are only a handful of regular spots that historically always produce the mighty mulloway. The fish took 30 minutes to subdue before coming to the net. A very nice capture on light gear. The middle section of the system around 4 ways has continued to produce lots of averaged sized flathead as well as bream, whiting and the odd trevally. While the upper reaches have seen some nice sized flathead, bream and lots of small tailor along all the river banks and snags and shallow sand and mud flats. The lower section of the river, will still be under the influence of the warmer currents that are starting to slow up the push south, so the fishing action will be a little more concentrated in the warmer waters, while the back sections of the river are already starting to show signs of cooling. Something that will no doubt be further sped up with this weekend forecast rains.

Rock and Beach. The salmon are as always ever present along the beaches at the moment, they aren’t in super huge numbers, so it will be a matter hurry up and wait for them to swim past you, if you didn’t manage to drop right on them upon arrival. The tailor are also still readily available during the low light periods of the day, with some nice fish in the 40-45cm range taking pilchards and cast metal lures. There are still good numbers of bream and whiting still very willing to take a lightly presented worm or pipi, in the close gutters at the moment as well.

Offshore. We do have a southerly change coming through this weekend, with Saturday probably being the pick of the days swell and wind wise. Sunday looks like it’s going to blow a dog off a chain, with the winds looking to top out at around 60kph!! For those that do decide to head out, keep an eye on the weather. There continue to still be nice catches of snapper, flathead and gummies at the moment. All of which can be taken in the magic 30-40m mark, so long trips offshore to find fish, shouldn’t be needed this weekend.

We finally have whole mullet back in store, we should have mullet fillet on the next visit from tweed bait, everything else is available for this weekend, and has been restocked. We had two pallets from Kings arrive early in the week, so all the popular items are back in stock. Winter camping doesn’t need to be an unpleasant experience, with the correct gear, it’s a great time to get out and enjoy our beautiful environment. There is nothing better than sitting around a roaring campfire with a camp oven roast ticking away for a few hours. We have plenty of gear from sleeping bags, self inflating mattresses, awnings and swags to keep you warm and dry.

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


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