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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Tackle World Moruya fishing report Feb 17th 2023

Moruya River.

The river has had a little bit of dirty water come down this week as a result of the heavy short rain period we had earlier in the week, but this has already started to clear up. This will provide a level of cover that gives the local fish population a small degree of comfort and encourage them to feed a bit more aggressively.

The areas towards the front of the system will be the better option this week, with the quarry wharf, Preddy’s wharf and the airport flats all fishing well. Bream along the various walls and flathead on over the flats have all fished well as a result. If you can get onto squirt worms in your bait collection efforts, you should be rewarded with a few nice whiting as well.

Up in the top fresh water reaches of the river last weekends rain has slowed the bass a bit. The cooler water and run off has slowed what has been a great summer bass season so far. Once the water temp increases and clears, the bass will no doubt be back on the chew.

Tuross River.

Tuross has continued to fish very well this last week. With good numbers of flathead, bream, trevally and the odd whiting being caught. Most of the middle and lower sections have been the pick this week, as last weekends rains did slightly dirty the water. This will be clearing up this weekend though and shouldn’t affect the fishing too much.

The lower reaches around the boat sheds have held good flathead, Luderick and bream, while the areas around fourways have held also held the same species.

Whiting on the flats have been in good numbers, and again, same as Moruya only seem to be tempted by squirt worms.

Rock and beach.

Salmon are still an ever present fish for those wanting to either soak a bait or throw lures on the sand, with a few bream and whiting in close and in the mixed areas at the ends of the beaches.

Moruya breakwall has had it fair share of salmon, bream, flathead, trevally and the odd tailor at dawn or dusk for those who like to fish the wall.


Flathead continue to be readily available in and around the 20m marks while, while snapper are out deeper in the 50m marks. I haven’t had any reports of kingfish in close as of yet, but we are ever hopeful they turn up and are willing to play “catch”.

We have a few new lures in store, with the range of stick baits and poppers from Buku now gracing our lure wall. These are beautifully crafted timber lures in great fish attracting colours. Come in this weekend and check them out.

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

Team Tackle World Moruya.


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