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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Tackle World Moruya Fishing Report May 19th

Moruya River.

The river continues to be productive this week, with plenty of anglers finding a fish or two for their efforts. The lower to middle sections have been the most productive, with bream, Luderick, flathead and tailor being the mainstay of the systems captures this week.

Preddy’s wharf has seen a few very nice tailor being taken, along with some nice bream and Luderick. There have also been a few sneaky mulloway taken from along here also. Live yakkas have been the best bait for these fish.

Up around the Quarry wharf, the resident bream, tailor and flathead have all been taken from in amongst the granite boulders that make up the fish holding structure below the wharf itself. Don’t be tempted to put too heavy of a sinker on, as this is snaggy country, and you will donate lots of gear if you do.

Further upstream, bream can be found hiding in under the local moored boats. If you are going to cast lures or baits towards these man made structures, don’t hit the boats!!! Several of these boats are peoples homes, and unless you want to face an angry resident, be precise with you casting. If you can’t be accurate with your casts, don’t target these areas. A bit of respect goes along way!!

The northern bank, from the town bridge down to the airport flats, has long been a great stretch to walk the bank with a few select plastics or hard body lures and prospect for a flathead, bream, tailor or even mulloway. Please remember that Malabar Creek is a designated sanctuary zone, and can not be fished! The creek is clearly sign posted as a sanctuary, and fisheries have been known to sit and wait! Please do the right thing.

The deeper holes further upstream will start to hold more fish as the water temps drop, so give the hospital a bit of a look as we move into the cooler stretch of the year.

Tuross River.

With still warmer ocean temps in affect, the lower to middle sections of the Tuross system, will be the better areas to target this weekend. The southern potato point side will still have reasonable numbers of flathead and bream in around the weed beds and flats areas for those want to target these species this weekend.

While the middle sections around four ways and the associated racks and snags will be holding good numbers of bream still.

These areas can be targeted with soft plastics, hard body lures or with bait and a keenly placed burly trial. Giving the fish the option of a “free” feed can help entice them to bite when the fishing starts to get a little harder due to dropping water temps.

Coila lake will be a good option this weekend for both a late season run of prawns with tomorrows dark, and the resident bream looking for a feed of school run prawns.

Rock and Beach.

From the stones, drummer will be a very viable option this Saturday, with stable sea conditions making rock fishing safe. Sunday however will be a different story, with big seas forecast to come through later in the weekend.

The beaches continue to produce salmon and tailor, with some solid fish being taken this week.

Moruya breakwall, has been producing some nice fish this week, with salmon, tailor, bream, trevally and flathead all possible captures for this fish magnet of a location.

Keep an eye on Sundays swells and winds, as Saturday will be the pick of the days.


Plenty of snapper and flathead have been reported this week, with small numbers of dolphin fish as the summer run of them finishes up. Winter is traditionally the time for big snapper, as the move into shallower waters to chase the annual run of cuttlefish. Big fish in shallow water can be a lot of fun, and can be easily targeted on bigger soft plastics.

The Kings gear continues to sell well this week, and stocks are holding up for the more popular items. The bait freezer is also well stocked, with mullet fillet the only missing item this week.

The forecast is looking great for the first half of the weekend, with a southerly change coming through on Sunday. There is no rain at this stage, so get out and enjoy the weekend. Whether you are fishing or camping, get outside this weekend and enjoy the area we are lucky enough to call home.

Stay safe everyone and remember, “everyday’s a good day for fishing…”

Team Tackle World Moruya.


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