The fishing this week hasn’t been too bad. With minimal rainfalls this week, the river has allowed anglers to find a few nice fish. The lower sections, again, have been the best producing areas, with flathead, bream, trevally and the odd whiting all making up captures this past week. Areas from quarry wharf down towards the airport flats have been the best places to target, with both the incoming and outgoing tides starting again to work. Traditionally the rising tide is best for bream and whiting as they make their ways up onto the sand flats to feed, with the run out tide better for flathead as they try and ambush everything coming off of the sand flats as the tide recedes.
Both baits and lures continue to work with no particular standout this week?
Further up the systems, the waters are still very fresh, so expect to see less fish found the the further upstream you go.
As has been the norm this season, the lower sections again, are producing the better fish in this this system. Flathead, bream, trevally the odd whiting and a few small school mulloway have all been bought to the net this week. Anywhere from four ways down to the river mouth have been the better areas to look at this week. The sand flats in front of the main boat ramp to the flats on the potato point side have been holding reasonable numbers of bream, flathead and whiting, while the holes around the boat shed and four ways areas have seen some flathead and mulloway action.
With no real stand out preference to bait or lures, fish what you feel most comfortable using.
Rock and beach.
Salmon, bream and whiting have been the main stays of the beach scene this week. I have had a few reports of school sharks biting off a couple of anglers, so a bit of flake may also be on the cards for those using wire traces.
The Moruya breakwall has a bit slow this week, while wind sock just to the north has seen a bit of action, with a few salmon doing to the shore. Any of the beaches that have a good gutter are likely to be holding fish. Get out and explore a new area to keep things fresh.
The offshore crews have been enjoying good warm water this week. Plenty of snapper in depths from 40m deeper, while the flathead have been in around water in the 10-30m mark. Expect to find a few gummy sharks around also. For the guys fishing the fad this week, dolphin fish have been the go to species, with fish to 8kg being reported. In amongst the dolphin fish, there has been a steady stream of smaller but feisty kingfish. As can be seen from the sea surface temp charts, that pocket of warm water has made its presence felt as it has taken residence off of the coast.
Saturday morning looks to be the pick of the days this weekend, with much lighter winds than those forecast for Sunday.
Get out and enjoy the awesome area that we have the honour of living in, and let us know how you go this weekend. Just add your pics to the fishing report.
Stay safe everyone and remember, “every days a good day for fishing…”
Team Tackle World Moruya.