The fishing report is going to be a bit on the light side unfortunately. With the 200+mm of rain we had last weekend and early this week, the river is running high and brown!! If you are going to have a crack this weekend, then I would be concentrating your efforts on the lower half of the system around the airport flats on the north side, and Preddy’s wharf on the south side. Fish the deeper holes that will have a higher salt level and use smelly baits of pilchard or mullet fillet for best effect.
This system will be a case of much the same as Moruya this weekend. There is still plenty of dirty water flushing down the system at the moment, that will push a lot of the fish towards the front of the system or out of it all together. The deeper holes with smelly baits or lures with lots of flash or vibration potential will be your best options this weekend.
Rock and beach
The beaches should see an increase in activity this weekend, as a lot of species have moved out of the rivers into the gutters close to river mouths. Expect to see a few bream, salmon, tailor and whiting on the beaches at the moment, not to mention the odd mulloway or shark searching for an easy feed.
Be wary of collapsing dunes with the full moon early next week, higher than normal tides will cause a good deal of sand movement on the beaches over the next week.
Off the rocks you can expect to find good drummer and maybe the odd snapper looking for an easy feed that a good stir up causes.
There isn’t much to report on the offshore scene this week. I did get a few late reports last week that there have still been a few tuna off Batemans Bay, with crews having to commit to a long drive to find them, as they were found around 100kms offshore. A commitment for only the very prepared and very keen anglers.
Tight lines my friends and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing … “
Team Tackle World Moruya