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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Tackle World Moruya Fishing Report June 3rd 2022

Moruya River. Brrrrrrrrrr ! Well I guess winter is officially here now! Despite this cold snap, the fishing this week has continued to improve. The Tailor that graced us last week in the lower sections of the river, have continued to play havoc to bait schools and anglers tackle supplies this week. Fish to 60cm continue to be caught from the Quarry wharf down to Preddy’s on the top of the tide. Small metals, or trolled diving hardbody lures have proven to be the best techniques this week. For the bait guys, a cast and slowly retrieved ganged blue bait or whitebait should also do the trick. Having the offering moving seems to be the key. Below any tailor action, you can expect to find a few nice flathead, picking up any scraps that fall to the river floor. Down around Preddy’s wharf and the Hole-in-the wall, Bream and Trevally continue to hold a presence falling to both worked plastics, 2.5” curl tail grubs are a good choice, and lightly weighted nippers or even a lightly weighted ganged whitebait! Further up river the town bridge continues to produce Flathead, Bream, Trevally and Estuary Perch on the flats, drop offs and weed bed edges. The holes in front of the hospital, are also producing a few nice fish on the top of the tide.

Tuross River. The water temps in Tuross, like Moruya, still continue to remain up for now, although this will change quickly now. As such, the Flathead, Bream, Trevally are all still active. Mixed in amongst these Tailor and the odd Salmon have added a little spice to a lot of anglers sessions. There is nothing quite like chasing a Bream or two on light tackle, only to encounter the good old Aussie Salmon, they will certainly test your angling technique and knot strength!! The waters all the way past the Bodalla bridge are in prime condition once again, with good Flathead, Bream, Trevally, Salmon and Tailor being reported past the Bumbo creek intersection. The water temp this far up will cool a lot faster than the still relatively warm waters down the front of the system. Make the most of the fish while they are active.

Rock and Beach. Salmon, Tailor, Bream and Whiting still continue to be caught along the coastline this last week. The swells continue to sit around the 2m mark this weekend, making the beaches a little challenging. This will turn the gutters over regularly, which in turn exposes plenty of food option for any species that like to work the gutters. Worms have continued to work well this week, and I see no reason why that won’t continue. Don’t forget that burley is not only for the river or the offshore crews. A burly bucket tied to your sand spike and left to wash in the receding waves is a great way to draw to you. Old fish frames, burley pellets with tuna oil, old bait can all be used in a plastic burley cage. Any burley is better than no burley!!

Offshore. With consistent 2m NNE swells pushing directly on the breakwall, consideration needs to be taken when thinking about taking Moruya bar this weekend. Make use of the great bar cam that overlooks the Moruya bar,or sit wait and watch what the sea state is doing. Don’t be afraid to call a river session, if you as the skipper are not happy or confident about crossing the bar. Remember, as the skipper of the boat, “You” are responsible for everyone on board! With that being said, Snapper, Flathead, Mowong and Gummies continue to be caught this week. Start looking in the magic 30-40m mark, look for any sign on the sounder. You may have to move in closer, 15-20m for the Flahead, but plenty of fish have been gracing the cleaning tables this week. I haven’t heard a lot from the game crews regarding Tuna or any remnant Billfish, so I can’t make comment on those this week.

We are continuing our search for a weekend staff member to join the Tackle World Moruya family, so if you, or anyone you know, might be interested please let them know.

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


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