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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Tackle World Moruya Fishing report Dec 9th 2022

Moruya River. Apart from the wind, and slightly cooler days we have had the last week, the fishing continues to improve. Throughout the system, anglers have been finding good numbers of fish. The flats areas continue to see flathead working bait schools with the bream and the very odd whiting also showing up. Fingers crossed we see some surface action on whiting this summer. The deeper holes in front of the Moruya hospital have been holding nice bream and Trevally, while the flats on the northern bank have had good numbers of flathead. Under the town bridge, there have been nice flathead, bream and the odd estuary perch around the weed beds edges and the drop offs. The tailor continue to be prevalent in and around Preddy’s wharf to wards the front of the system, with bream and Trevally in front of the hole in the wall, and flathead in the main channel and adjacent to any weed bed edges. Unfortunately water ways, have not yet removed the signs from the hole in the wall, as they have stated they would. I urge all Moruya river anglers to contact transport NSW to have this rectified. They can be contacted on 13 12 36, select option 2 to speak to the correct department. They will probably say they know nothing about the signs, this isn’t the case, as they have been contacted by several concerned Moruya fishos all ready. For the time being, ignore the signage and fish the area behind, nut please show full respect for the oysters leases that also occupy that area.

Tuross River. While the flathead dominate the captures this week in Tuross, the whole system is coming to life. From all the way up the back of the system around Bumbo lake and the associated creeks, to the areas around fourways and down around the front of the system, bream, flathead, estuary perch, trevally, salmon and tailor have all been encountered. Such a large and expansive system as Tuross is, offers anglers plenty of options to fish and explore this exceptional waterway. There have been reports of a few whiting turning up around the flats under the Bodalla bridge, with the areas around Bumbo creek holding an estuary perch, flathead and bream or two. Down towards the front of the system, the boat shed has been producing some nice flathead, bream, trevally and the odd mulloway. With the whole system fishing well, there are plenty of areas to try your luck.

Rock and Beach. Salmon have been the mainstay along most beaches this week, while there have also been the odd school of tailor mixed in amongst them. The bream and whiting will also start to become more accessible as the water temps continue to rise. At present there seems to be a back eddy happening in the costal currents that is bringing slightly cooler water in close to shore. This will even out as the summer continues. Moruya breakwall has been difficult to fish this last week, with strong winds playing havoc with anglers. Fingers crossed we seem to have a better weekend forecast this weekend.

Offshore. The snapper are continuing to be biting in around the 30-40m mark while the flathead are holding in good numbers in around the 15-20m mark. There continues to be plenty of bait hanging off the artificial reef in 40m of water, so if lilies are what you are chasing, make this a stop.

The shop is looking great with lots of new stock in store ready for the holidays. If you are looking for something for the angler or camper in your family, we have you covered. If you are not sure what to get, don’t forget we also offer gift vouchers. The perfect gift for the hard to buy for!

Stay safe everyone and remember, “everyday’s a good day for fishing…” Team Tackle World Moruya.

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