Moruya river. With the change in seasons well and truly started, the river is still in a really good place. The water is still a lot warmer than the air temp, and the fish are still actively feeding. There have been good numbers of flathead, bream, whiting, tailor and even the odd mulloway being caught this week. The mulloway have been all about the same size this season, sitting at around the 50cm mark, so not big, but it has been good to see them back in the river again. The airport flats has been hard to fish with the strong southerly winds we have been having, so I would suggest fishing the southern banks around the town wharf, Preddy’s wharf, and the riverside markets stretch of bank and in front of the hospital. This will aid in casting with the wind at your back. Although by the weekend, the winds will be blowing the opposite direction, so look towards the opposite side of the river to get out of the wind.
There have still been reports of the odd bonito coming into the river down around the spur wall and Preddy’s wharf on the run in tide, these have been a lot of fun for those that manage to be there. Small metals have been the key to getting the bite.
Tuross River. Now that the Easter madness has subsided, the Tuross system will be a slightly less crowded system to fish this weekend. There are plenty of flathead to still be caught throughout the system. From the front all the way up and into the Bumbo lake system. All manner of presentations are still working, baits, hardbody lures and soft plastics. So pick your poison and have a go. There are good numbers of bream in the oyster racks to be caught and good numbers of whiting over the flats and nipper beds to also be be had. Autumn has some of the best fishing to be had, with the water still nice and warm, and the fish getting their feed on before the cold water moves in and starts to shut things down.
Coila lake will be popular with those chasing a few end of season prawns this weekend. The dark is next Thursday, so the prawns will be starting to build up from this weekend on. We are well stocked with prawn scoop nets, drag nets and LED prawn lights if you are interested in getting into some tasty prawns for a feed, or to stock up on bait prawns.
Congo creek is reportedly in full swing at the moment, with the creek itself in pristine condition. Whiting, flathead and bream are all a better than fair proposition this weekend, as are the odd prawn or two.
Rock and Beach.
The salmon are a pretty constant catch along all the beaches this last week, although with last weeks big seas, there haven’t been too many reports. Moruya breakwall has seen its fair share of fish this last week, while the sea conditions have restricted all but the most keen anglers.
There continue to be a few nice salmon and and the odd Bonito off areas like Broulee headland also this week. With the winds set to change direction, south facing ledges and beaches will provide better protection this weekend.
The sea temps are still ice and warm, although there has been a noticeable drop as the cooler water down south start to build up and push north once again. There have been really good captures of snapper, flathead, gummies and Mahi Mahi for those who have ventured out this last week.
The swell will be fairly constant between 1.5m and 2m from the south east all weekend, so for those wanting to get out across the Moruya bar, it shouldn’t be too bad. Remember to check on conditions before setting out, as they have been known to change.
It was good to see everyone down for the long weekend, there are still plenty of school holidays visitors around, so take your time on the roads and boat ramps, and enjoy what is left of the warm water while it is still here.
Stay safe everyone and remember, “everyday’s a good day for fishing…”
Team Tackle World Moruya.