Moruya River That was a tough week of fishing, with the rivers running chocolate brown last weekend. Having said that we haven’t had any rain this week, and as a result the waters are starting to clear up again. For those that did get out, the lower sections of the river around Preddy’s and the hole-in the-wall have produced good numbers of flathead and bream. Smelly baits like pilchards, flashy lures like Daiwa double clutches and scented soft plastics like pumpkin seed Gulp have all worked. Good sized bream can be seen hanging around the bridge pylons from above. Lightly weighted baits that can be floated with the current can tempt these fish. Fingers crossed as the water clears, the fishing should really fire up. One lucky angler managed to score an absolute beast of a mud crab while pulling his pots over the weekend. The pics of this huge muddy can be seen on our Instagram account.
Last weekend’s Bream and Flathead tournament certainly brought a much needed injection of tourism dollars to the south coast. It was great to see the shop busy on Thursday and Friday, with entrants stocking up for the weekend. The fishing for those entered was tough with Tuross suffering from the same chocolate brown waters Moruya was experiencing. Having said that at least four flathead over 80cm were caught on Saturday morning in the lower section of the system. Moving into this weekend, the waters are also starting to clear up as no rain has been experienced over the Tuross catchment. Concentrate your efforts on the lower section of the systems till the waters clear up. As the water clears, you can expect the fish to start pushing back up the system with the cleaner waters. Mud crabs will be a very viable option at the mouths of any small drains or creek intersections. Traps baited with fish frames, heads or mullet pieces will work for baits.
Rock and beach
Salmon, salmon and more salmon, has been the call this week with literally tonnes of them around at the moment. The break wall at Moruya heads has seen lots of bent rods for all those throwing metals or pilchards on gang hooks. The same can be said for all the main beaches and rocky headlands. Catching Salmon on lures is a lot of fun and can be enjoyed with a minimum of financial out lay. A nice 9’-12’ rod with a 4000-8000 sized reel can catch a few of these hard-pulling fish. If you want to try for yourself, come in and we can show you what you need. A few whiting in the gutters off Shelly beach have also been reported, so get yourself some beach worms or pipis and get amongst them.
With the tragic events down at Narooma this week where a small boat capsized at the bar with the death of one angler and another still missing, please be careful crossing all bars. Narooma does have a warranted reputation in adverse conditions. Please know yours and your boats limitations when going out for an onshore fish.
Good catches of snapper and flathead in the 30-40m depth have been reported, as well as kingfish off Montague island. For the game crews, marlin are still biting out wide, with good schools of slimey mackerel still hanging around for live or dead baits.
Don’t forget we are still running our Atomic prize pack competition for the month of March. For every $50 you spend, you will get a ticket to go into the draw for a $235 Atomic Arrows rod and prize pack. At the same time Tackle World Australia are raffling off a Haswing Bow Mount electric motor to the value of $1700!! Again, for every $50 you spend you will receive a ticket. So, for March, for every $50 you spend you will get entry into 2 competitions. Good value for money!!
Tight lines my friends and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing … “
Team Tackle World Moruya