The fishing in the river this week, has remained fairly consistent towards the front half of the system. With flathead, trevally and bream all being taken from the quarry wharf down to Preddy’s and the airport flats. Best baits have been mullet fillet, with its tough skin and high oil content helping to resist pickers and attract the bigger fish.
Lures have also been working with soft plastics like the Zman Deizel Minnow taking it’s fair share of flathead this week.
The whiting have been very sporadic around the airport flats, with the continued rain falls pushing them back out onto the beaches after they slowly have started to make their back into the system.
With reduced boat traffic now in the the norm in the system, we can expect the fish to start to become a bit more active, after a long Xmas season of high boat activity on the river. We just need the rains to start to ease up, for the river to hit its straps.
Tuross has again been fishing very well for flathead this week, which will suit all the visiting Canberra anglers this weekend who are down for a yearly comp that is run by one of the Canberra builders. Expect a bit more boat traffic on Tuross this weekend as a result.
Again the lower section of the river from four ways down to the potato point flats will be the best areas to try for a fish of two. Mullet fillet, and soft plastics will be a good option in the slightly dirtier water we have become used to this season.
Rock and Beach.
Salmon, bream and whiting all continue to be the main stay for anglers this last week, and will continue so into the weekend. When fishing the rock ledges, try and find a ledge that offers a bit of shelter from the wind this weekend. Sunday morning looks to be the pick of the times, wind wise, with little to no wind forecast.
Moruya breakwall should also be holding a few trevally, bream and salmon for those wanting to try their luck down there.
After the events of the last few weeks, with 2 capsized vessels two weeks apart, and the tragic death only a few days ago, again I ask that if you are going to cross the Moruya bar, please be careful when crossing what is now becoming a fairly serious endeavour if the timing is wrong. A dead low tide, isn’t the best time to try leaving the Moruya river. There is a very good quality bar cam that is easily accessed from all smart phones these days, that will provide a good idea of what the bar is doing. Just google Moruya Bar cam to view the live feed.
Having said all of that, the fishing has been good for those getting out. Snapper, flathead, gummy sharks and mowong have all been on the cards in water depths from 30-40m.
The sea surface temp charts show a strong warm current pushing down from up north, hopefully bring a few Pelagic’s along with it.
I do finally have worms back in the bait freezer, all be it in limited numbers, with no guarantees they will be available next week. They have been the key to finding a few nice bream and whiting in the beaches.
Stay safe everyone and remember, “every days a good day for fishing…”
Team Tackle World Moruya.