With approximately 100mm rain last weekend, the river is back, to what has become its normal state, dirty yet again. There are fish still being caught though. Work the deeper holes where the salinity level is higher and any areas in the lower sections of the system. Anywhere from the quarry wharf down to the airport flats will offer you the best chance of finding the fish this weekend. Oily baits or lures with vibration potential will be the go to options.
Preddy’s wharfs has yet again proved to be a great option for visiting families, with one young 1st time fisho, landing a lovely 55cm flathead on his 3rd ever cast.
I have found that when fishing with the younger anglers, circle hooks are a great option to use. With plenty of hook point exposure and a hardy bait to resist the pickers, the fish hook themselves.
Tuross seems to be even dirtier than Moruya this week, if that’s possible. Making fishing the lower areas around the main boat ramp, potato point flats and the boat sheds the best options. There still have been reasonable catches this past week, although definitely conditions affected.
Fish the incoming tide, allowing for the cleaner clearer water to make its way back into the system.
Rock and beach.
These areas have offered visiting and local anglers the best chances of finding fish this last week. With plenty of salmon, bream and whiting on the beaches, live worms or nippers have worked best on the bream and whiting, while pilchards and metals have worked on the salmon. For the bream and whiting, try the areas where the beach meets rocky headlands offering a mixed environment for the fish to hunt.
The rocky headlands have also been producing a few drummer for those wanting a bit of hand to hand combat.
Reports of dirty water being along way out have been the norm this week. This however hasn’t had too much of an adverse affect of either the snapper or flathead on the local reefs this week. The magic 30-40m has been producing mixed bags of snapper, flathead and gummy sharks for most boats.
The game crews have been enjoying the warmer currents out wide, with more than a few billfish finding their way boat side this week.
If you are looking for a different way to consume your catch, we have fish smokers in stock and a range of differently flavoured wood chips to go with them. Hot smoking your catch is a great way to mix up the way you process a feed of fish. If this is something that interests you, come in and ask our staff for advise on what is required.
As can been seen in the pic below, we also offer pooch life jackets for sale, so if you have a four legged friend that needs a little encouragement and help to enjoy the water with you, we have you covered. We have got PFD,s for small through to large dogs in stock.
Thanks to Alisha for sending the pic in of a bit of stand up paddle boarding fun with her best friend.
Stay safe everyone and remember, “every days a good day for fishing…”
Team Tackle World Moruya.