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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Tackle World Moruya Fishing report Dec 23rd 2022

Moruya River.

2 days to Xmas and looks like summer has decided to make an appearance. The forecast looks good, not too hot not too cold, and we are ready for the masses.

The river is looking amazing at the moment, clean clear water with the water temp again on the rise. The flathead have been on the chew on the flats with live nippers, frozen baits of your choice and artifices lures all working. The have been good numbers of bream also on the flats and weed bed edges, with reports of the odd whiting sneaking around the flats in the back of the hole in the wall. Surface lures will start to become a very viable option for those of us who like to fish the surface bite. Any popper will work, so if you haven’t tried fishing the surface, give it a go, it is an exiting way to fish.

Under the town bridge there have been good schools of estuary perch on the southern side around the weed beds, small soft plastics or hard body lures will work a treat on these guys. We have the perfect tides for a night session on the fish over the next few days, so get amongst them. In the middle of the river, under the bridge, flathead will be a great option on the flats as will the bream.

The hospital holes will have bream, flathead, trevally and maybe the odd whiting. And further upstream, the Yarragee bend is holding numbers of flathead, bream and the odd estuary perch. Moruya river is fishing great! Get in on the action.

Tuross River.

Coila lake has now closed to the ocean, and the prawns are stacked up at the entrance, just waiting for a dinner date with your family. It’s already busy down there after dark, so give each other space, enjoy the prawn run as there are plenty for everyone. If you want to try prawning, we have everything you need to get started, nets, lights and buckets.

Tuross lake itself is yet again, a hive of activity! There are plenty of fish being caught this week, with flathead being the main stay of this amazing fishery. As is the norm this time of year, boat traffic is also on the increase. So please keep your cool at the boat ramp, and if you can see someone in need of a hand, please help out. The main boat ramp is starting to sand up a fair bit from reports we have had, so please be cautious at low tide!! With a dark tonight, tide variations are big, so the isn’t going to much water on the low!

Fourways is seeing good fish activity with bream and estuary perch on the snags and flathead on the drop offs and in the the channel. The Bodalla metal bridge is seeing the same level of fish activity both up and down stream of the ramp there.

Try and fish areas of less boat activity for the best chance of success. Increased boat traffic does have the affect of putting the fish down, so these harder to get to spots will give the better rewards.

Rock and beach.

There have been a few reports of the odd snapper and drummer coming off of pretty point the last few mornings with fresh crabs and tuna fillet working a treat.

The Moruya breakwall has seen some nice trevally, salmon, bream and flathead all on the north side of the wall. There has also been a few travally in the river itself on the south side around the spur wall, so the Moruya options abound.

Expect Broulee headland to also be holding a few nice fish, as well as all of the headlands along the coast. With the wind easing, now is a great time to try a bit of land based fishing.

The beaches continue to see good numbers of salmon, with the bream and whiting just starting to make an appearance.


Snapper and flathead are both readily available both over the sand areas and the reef structures. With minimal swells and a respite to the winds, this weekend is looking good for a session offshore. If you are a occasional boat fisho, please have your boat ready to put into the water before you get to the boat ramp! A busy boat ramp is not he place to park up and rig your rods, or realise you are missing bung plugs or winch handle, while others are wanting to also launch. A little preparation will save time at the ramp and get you fishing sooner.

Make sure that all your safety gear is both in good condition and up to date, as I can guarantee waterways compliance offers will be out in force over the Xmas period.

We are stocked to the eyeballs, and ready for all of our wonderful Xmas visitors to descend upon our beautiful little town of Moruya. With the weather starting to look better this week, we are looking forward to a busy trading period. We are only closed Xmas day, and will reopen 6am to 6pm from Boxing Day onwards and into the new year.

For those who haven’t organised Xmas presents, like me, don’t forget we do gift vouchers to what ever dollar value you want. The perfect last minute Xmas present!

We would like to wish all of our valued and loyal customers a massive thank you for all of your support this year, and we wish you all the happiest of Xmas holidays and the best of New Years.

Stay safe everyone and remember, “everyday’s a good day for fishing…”

Team Tackle World Moruya.


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