Moruya River Improving with every day that passes. With no notable rain falls this week, the river is starting to clear up. The upper sections around Yarragee are still running fairly fresh, with the water clear but very tannin stained. As the fresh run off eases up from the catchment, these sections will salt up again. This has the fish pushed down in the system. Under the bridge good flathead can be found on a tide that peaks after dark. Estuary perch and the ever-present bream will also be found. Jackson Bottom Magic’s, Berkeley pumpkin seed coloured Gulps and metal blades, can all account for their fair share of fish.
Further down the system schools of tailor have been seen busting up on schools of small bait fish. Small metals cast through the bust ups can be a way to tempt these fish. Good numbers of bream and flathead still continue to be caught in and around Preddy’s wharf and the hole in the wall, while further down the system flathead can be found in the channels on a run out tide.
While out in the tinny last weekend, it was amazing to see how quickly the areas around Mogendoura and Yarragee are greening up after the fires went through. The up-side to all this fresh water is that the bass have made a come back in the upper reaches of the river. Good catches and more than a few “smokings” have been reported. Shallow to mid diving hard body lures such as Atomic Cranks, Jackson Athletes, TT 1/8oz spinnerbaits, flies and soft plastics will all catch this enigmatic and hard fighting native.
On fire at the moment, was one anglers description of fishing in this system at the moment, provided you get the timing right! Good tailor, trevally, bream and flathead have all been reported busting up on prawn schools that have exploded in the system since the flush out. After dark has been the time to get out and target these fish, as soon as the sun goes down, the fish have been coming on. All manner of techniques have been working, but if some live prawns can be caught, I’m pretty confident that a good time can be had. Up in the fresh, the bass should also be making a come-back in this system.
Rock and beach
The Moruya wall has been “going off” to quote one of our regular anglers this week. With literally hundreds of tonnes of salmon on the coast at the moment, dozens of salmon per session have been landed by a few lucky anglers as well as some really good sized trevally being taken on whole pilchards. Surprisingly, at times, there have only been a few anglers on the wall enjoying the hot bite. Come down and visit, get out on the wall and enjoy some fresh air, space, sunshine and screaming drags for yourselves. If the wall does get a bit crowded, the beaches also continue to produce good catches of salmon as well. The bream and whiting are also available in the close gutters on lighter gear. Expect the odd salmon to be tempted by the lighter presentations also, hold on and enjoy the fight. The wind sock has a really nice gutter at the moment, as will the other beaches along the coast.
Inshore grounds have been producing good numbers of flathead and reef species in 30-40m of water, with the snapper holding out wider. We haven’t heard from any game crews this week, so I am unaware what has been happening wider out in regards to marlin etc.
We are still open for business, always here for a chat or some advice. So, if you are planning to come down and get some fresh air whilst chasing a few fish, please drop in and see us.
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 giving away a Haswing Bow Mount electric motor to the value of $1700!! Again, for every $50 you spend you will get 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