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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Tackle World Moruya Fishing report Dec 17th 2021

Moruya River. Well, wasn’t last weekend interesting to say the least!! The weather for the time being has settled, with the forecast for this weekend FINALLY starting to feel more like summer. Tomorrow is forecast for 31 deg, which will be a pleasant change from the cold wet weekends we have been experiencing so far.

The river is still running very dirty, with the the rising tide offering cleaner water to try and find a fish or two in. Look towards the front of the Moruya river around Preddy’s wharf and the airport flats, with the last half of the rising tide to top of the tide providing the better water conditions to fish in. Oily baits and lures with noise potential, maybe with a bit of scent, giving the best chances at finding a fish or two. Flathead in the deeper holes and drop off, bream on the weed edges, and as the river hopefully clears, whiting over the flats.

Mud crabs are also an option with the dirtier water around. Drop your pots at any creek mouth or mangrove edges. Pots baited with fish frames, or whole mullet pieces will work a treat. Be sure to check your pots regularly, and don’t leave them in and forget them. Unfortunately, this time of year unattended pots have a habit of going missing, as those with sticky fingers are looking for an easy seafood feed. Either the round or rectangular style crab pots will work equally as well as each other. So get out and give crabbing a go. We have all styles of crabbing gear in store, so if you need a hand, come in and we can help you get started.

Tuross river. Tuross will be a carbon copy of the conditions in Moruya this weekend, with the fishing being the same also. Work the front half of the system during the top half of the incoming tide for your best chances of finding a fish or two. The boat shed area down to the boat ramp and the flats in between will be the go to areas this weekend. Coila lake is still closed, and the prawning activity is concentrated right towards the front where the salinity levels are higher. The average size of the prawns being caught makes the effort well worth it, as a tasty feed can be procured in good time. A prawning light and scoop net are all that is required to get a tasty feed of south coast prawns, all of which we can set you up with. So come in and check out our range today.

Further south, I’m hearing that Brou lake is also fishing well for prawns as well, so there are plenty of local lakes ready for you to chase a tasty summer feed on prawns in.

Rock and Beach. Salmon have been the main stay of what has been taken from the beaches this last week, with bream and whiting also being caught. I have also heard of a few Luderick being caught out the front of Tuross, no doubt washed out with the flood waters of last weekend. Expect a few surprises on the beach this weekend, as many fish have be displaced from the rivers. Mulloway and the occasional shark might also be found sneaking around the colour changes on the local beaches.

Offshore. The snapper and flathead will be enjoying the extra nutrients that the flood waters deposits out to sea, this has the affect of sparking up the offshore eco system. More food equals more fish. Look for water that is cleaner away from the rivers for best chances of success. The ever popular reefs in the 30-40m marks are a really good place to start searching. Speaking of reefs, hopefully we will be getting a break in the weather and the artificial reef that is destined to be put out the front of Moruya will find its way down from Sydney sooner rather than later, and it can start doing the thing that is designed to do…attract more fish life to the area.

With Christmas a mere week away, the shop is full to bursting with great gift ideas for the fisherman in your family. We also offer gift vouchers, if you can’t work out what to get the angler in your family. So come in today as we a more than happy to offer any help you may require.

Enjoy the break in the weather, stay safe everyone and remember “every days a good day for fishing…” Team Tackle World Moruya.


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