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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Tackle World Moruya Fishing report Jan 6th 2023

Moruya River. With warmer ocean currents finally taking over from the relatively cooler waters we have been experiencing this last month, the river is kicking up a notch with the fish becoming more active. The airport flats have been holding good numbers of flathead and bream, while across the river, Preddy’s wharf continues to produce tailor, flathead, bream and Trevally. The back of the hole in the wall, has its usual suspects of flathead and bream, plus the occasional Luderick over the weed beds. Hopefully the warmer waters will bring a few whiting in also. Upstream around Ryan’s creek and the quarry wharf, flathead, bream and Trevally have been encountered. While the town bridge, has seen estuary perch over the weed beds and flathead on the flats. The whole Moruya river is fishing very nicely at the moment on both baits and lures. On the lure front, 2.5” grub style plastics and crank style hard bodies are working nicely. While on the bait front, prawns, mullet fillet and live nippers are all working a treat. If you want a fun activity for the whole family, then collecting nippers on the flats is a lot of fun. A bait pump and a bucket are you need. Have a look at the flats at Garlandtown for Moruya rivers best nipper beds. We have bait pumps, sieves and buckets in store to get you started, and the advice you will need on what to look for, and how to catch them.

Tuross River. The flathead again continue to keep smiles on anglers faces this week, with areas from the main boat ramp all the way up past the Bodalla bridge offering fish for everyone. Four ways has been producing very nicely, with good numbers of flathead and bream coming from this area. Up towards the Bodalla bridge, good numbers of bream and estuary perch have been located in the snags that line the banks, while further upstream good numbers of flathead have been caught in Bumbo lake. As with Moruya, all manners of presentations are working, with lures and baits all accounting for their fair share of fish.

Rock and beach. While the southerly winds have made the exposed beaches a little hard to fish, there have still been good numbers of salmon for those willing to put the effort in. Drummer from the rocks are every present, but I would keep an eye on the swells, as 4m is forecast for this morning dropping as the weekend continues. Moruya breakwall continues to be a seasonal favourite with visiting anglers, and many of them have landed and lost a few good salmon this week. Baits and lures work on this hard fighting and fun species to catch. While not overly prized for its eating qualities, Aust Salmon, if bled and looked after can be an easy feed for the family. Good old fish cakes are one of my families favourites. Trevally, flathead and bream, are all regulars that can also be caught from the wall, so your options are not just limited to salmon.

Offshore. Snapper and flathead continue to be the main stay for boaties looking to cross the bar and head out for a fish. Look to the magic 30-40m mark for the snapper, while in shallower, the flathead have been in good numbers and size. Keep an eye on the swell and conditions, especially at low tide, as Moruya bar can catch inexperienced skippers out! We have a really good bar cam now, and it is a resource that is easily accessed with todays smart phones.

We are starting to restock after a very busy December, so keep an eye on the shelves if there is something you are after, that we have sold out of. More kings product will be arriving next week, with a few new items arriving also, and a restock of some items we have already sold out of. More dive gear is also on its way, as well as the ever popular aqua shoes.

For those who have expired flares, Maritime are doing a collection this Saturday at Preddy’s wharf at 10am.

Happy New Year to everyone, and we look forward to seeing you all this summer holiday season.

Stay safe everyone and remember, “every days a good day for fishing…” Team Tackle world Moruya.

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