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Tackle World Moruya Fishing report April 16th 2021

Moruya River. Moruya has again been on the improve this week. With the water quality starting to improve further up the system. There have been good whiting sighted under the town bridge this week, as well as a few nice bream and the usual flathead. Of an evening, on a rising tide, estuary perch can be seen swirling on the surface chasing prawns and baitfish. Try using 2.5” soft plastic grubs on medium weighted jig heads to tempt these hard fighting fish. Down towards the front of the system, good catches of flathead, bream and still some cracker trevally have been reported. Try areas around Preddy’s wharf and hole in the wall, all the way up to Ryan’s creek. The nipper beds around Garlandtown seem to have come back after the Xmas rush, so there is a better supply of nippers for those wanting to soak a live bait.

Tuross river. The areas that are holding fish, are also starting to open up in Tuross as the cleaner water slowly starts to make its way further upstream than just the lower sections. The flathead and bream are still in good numbers around the lower sections, but the areas around four ways are starting to see a bit more piscatorial action. The water under the Bodalla bridge still has quite a fresh/dirty look, they will still be the odd bream lurking around this area though. Hardbody lures with a bit of flash, can work a treat in this dirtier water.

Rock and beach. All the beaches seem to be holding good numbers of salmon, with the tailor making an appearance at first light and at dusk. There has been some good size to the tailor this week, with fish up to 40cm being reported. Moruya breakwall is holding all the usual suspects, with bream, flathead, trevally and salmon all making an appearance on the concrete of the walk way.

Offshore. The flathead are still in good numbers off Tuross and the Congo areas, with the snapper a bit further out. Try in the magic 30-40m mark and work from there. Fingers crossed there are still a few kings around, although reports have been very light on them this week. For the game crews, reports have been also light on this week. The water temps are however, looking good to holding a few fish. Find the bait, find the predators.

Stay safe everyone and remember, “every days a good day for fishing...”

Team Tackle World Moruya.


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