Moruya River. The river is already starting to show signs of life after the rains last week. Although there is still a lot of fresh tannin stained water coming out of the mountains, the river doesn’t have that Yarra appearance. There have been reasonable numbers of flathead and bream towards the front of the system. Look around Preddy’s wharf, the airport flats and concentrate your efforts on the rising tide. The fresher cleaner water pushing into the system is helping to spark the fish into biting. Further up the system above the hospital, we have reports of a few very nice sized whiting being caught. Try pipis, nippers and come Monday, worms!! Yes our bait supplier has, after many months, finally secured a worm supply, so we will be able to add frozen worms back to the bait freezer from Monday onwards.
Tuross River. Having a much bigger catchment than Moruya, Tuross is taking a little more time to clear up. There have however been a few nice flathead and bream caught around the potato point side of the system, towards the front on a rising tide. As last week, the oiler the bait the better. Mullet fillet, tuna fillet and pilchards have all been the go to baits to try and tempt these fish. For the lures guys, any offering that has good vibration will be easier to find in the dirtier water. Samaki Vibelicious, paddle tail style soft plastics, small metal style vibes, and crank or jerk bait style hard body lures will also work. Look for structure that is holding bait, or even where fresh and dirty water meet, theses areas hold concentrations of food for fish looking for a feed.
Rock and Beach. The salmon continue to provide plenty of beach action, as do the bream and whiting. Metal lures cast for the salmon, as well as a pilchard on a gang hook, pipis, worms or even nippers on a lighter setup for the bream and whiting. Look to the beaches away from the the major river mouths, you are looking for cleaner water. As the rivers stabilise, the fish will return to the river mouths looking for an easy feed.
Offshore. Good reports of shallow water snapper have been fairly common this week. With many boaties finding good catches of snapper in as little as 15-20m of water. In front of Congo and Pedro point areas, have produced some good fish. One local angler getting into some nice snapper off of his jet ski, had a good fish turn his new 2pc rod into a 3 pc! Don’t we sorted him out under warranty. Further offshore, there has been the odd report from the game crews of tuna and the odd billfish.
We are open all weekend as usual, no rest for the wicked, and we look forward to everyone taking the opportunity to enjoy what the south coast has to offer this time of the year.
Stay safe everyone and remember, “every days a good day for fishing...”
Team Tackle World Moruya.