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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Tackle World Moruya Fishing Report Jan 27th

Moruya River.

How ever you choose to spend yesterday, I hope you made the most of it. We had a very busy day in the store, which has continued what has been a very busy holiday period for us. The walls in the store are starting to show signs of a busy season, and we are waiting for freight to help top them back up again.

The river has been fishing very well again this week, from the mouth all the way up into the mountains, there has been something for everyone. In the salty sections, bream, flathead, trevally, estuary perch, whiting and tailor have all been available to those spending some time along the banks or on the water. There has been no real go to spot this week, as every part of the river has held the same chance at finding fish as any other.

For the visiting anglers, please make sure you are aware of the areas you can and can’t fish! I have spoken with several anglers this week, how have been fishing within the sanctuary zones, not realising they were doing so! The areas are usually pretty well sign posted, and ignorance will not stop fisheries from throwing the book at you, if you are caught fishing in the wrong area!

Preddy’s wharf, quarry wharf and the town wharf have all fished well this week, while the flats under the town bridge have also produced some good flathead, bream and the odd estuary perch.

Up in the sweet water, the Bass guys have been having some all time fun, with plenty of bass being taken on surface lures later in the afternoon and spinnerbaits, hardbody lures, soft plastics and even the good old scrub worm during the day. Please remember that there is a daily bag limit of 2 fish per angler, with only 1 fish allowed to be over 35cm in size in rivers if you are going to take a feed.

Check out Chris Bamman’s latest YouTube video, for an idea of the bass season we have been having to date.

Tuross River.

Tuross has been on fire this week from all reports! Flathead, bream, trevally and finally some cracker whiting for those that have managed to get them to bite. The whiting are there in big numbers, but the consensus of reports has been that they have been a bit hesitant to hit surface lures this week. Live nippers seems to have been the best bait option this week, with plenty of refusal on the surface gear. Hopefully as water temps continue to increase the surface bite will kick into overdrive!

The hole in front of the boat sheds has produced some nice flathead, Luderick and the odd mulloway this week, while the areas around four-ways has produced some very nice bream, flathead, estuary perch and again the odd mulloway in the holes,, snags and sand flats.

The areas around Bumbo have seen again some nice flathead, bream, estuary perch and the odd mulloway. As you can see, the whole system is firing at the moment, so get amongst it to get a feed for yourself, of just enjoy a great past time.

The bass boys and girls have also been having a great time of it in the fresh water part of Tuross, with plenty of good bass being taken this summer also.

Rock and Beach.

Salmon on the beaches continue to be the main stay for beach anglers, but the bream and whiting are well on the chew now that the water temps have spiked. No particular beach has been producing anymore than any other beach this week, and it has been a matter of hurrying up and waiting for the fish to come past where you are.

The Moruya breakwall has been producing some nice flathead and Trevally for those who know where to look, while bream and salmon have have also been taken on the beach side further along the wall.


The gamefish season is in full swing at the moment, with the Marlin bite going off at the moment. From all reports the Tollgate Island classic that has just been run was a huge success with plenty of Billfish tagged.

For the inshore crews, there have been good numbers of snapper in around 40-50m of water now that the temps have climbed, while in closer there have been good catches of sand and tiger flathead in as little as 10m of water.

We will be getting another drop of Kings product next week, so the gear we are currently out of will, for the most part be restocked. We have a new range of bite enticer rigs that are perfect for the estuary bait angler wanting to chase bream, whiting and even flathead, so come in store and check them out. The new Daiwa Jigheads are selling well, and by all reports hold a soft plastic really well, and are strong and sharp.

We are continuing our search for someone to join the Tackle World Moruya team, so if you think this might be of interest to yourself or someone you know, please feel free to get in contact with us.

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

Team Tackle World Moruya.


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