Cooler days, and quickly cooling water temps are starting to become the norm as we move into the middle of the year and the autumn to winter phase. There is a definite rounded of cooler green water making its way up the coast with a warmer pool of water up north and out wide.
The fishing in the river continues to be good this last week, with minimal rainfall having little to no effect on the river conditions. From the lower section all the way up past the town bridge up past the hospital, Flathead, Bream, Estuary Perch and Trevally have been encountered. Please remember that the taking of Estuary Perch and Bass is now prohibited as from the 1st of May the annual no take season has started for these two species.
Yakkas continue to hold around Preddy’s wharf which has seen the occasional Seal, Salmon and Tailor all come into the river to feed. Flathead and Bream have also been found hanging out below the action cleaning up any scraps that make their way to the bottom.
We can expect that the Flathead will continue to feed up, before the water temps really drop, and they go into winter mode and their feeding rates slow down as metabolic rates drop. Make the most of the increased activity before winter really bites.
Again Tuross improves as the river has nearly returned to its normal state. Flathead, Bream and Estuary Perch have all been encounter this week. The Flathead continue to feed up before the cold waters of winter slow them up. Bream are also starting to “do their thing” with bigger blue nose bream starting to appear. The action is throughout the system, even up past the Bodalla bridge and the Bumbo area. So there is plenty of opportunity to get out and explore the entire system at the moment.
Rock and Beach.
The Salmon continue to be plentiful on most of the Eurobodalla beaches at the moment. With Bream and Whiting still being found on most beaches in close. These will start to thin out as the waters continue to cool. Speaking with a few surfers the other morning, the waters have dropped to around 16-17 deg. Drummer will now start to become more prevalent on the local rock ledges, as will the chance of finding the odd snapper in close.
For those who enjoy diving for a feed, there have been reports of better numbers of lobster on the local ledges this week. We can expect that the size and numbers of the “big reds” will increase as the make their way out of deeper water and onto the local ledges over winter.
Offshore. The colder waters signals the start of the winter tuna run, so they can be expected to start showing up in the spread for those towing a few lures around. There have been continued good catches of snapper, flathead and gummy sharks for those making the trip offshore.
As many of you would have seen posted on both our Facebook and Instagram pages, we are currently looking for a weekend casual to join the team at Tackle World Moruya. We are looking for someone with fishing and camping experience and a good knowledge of the local area. The position will be better suited to an older person, as working alone on the weekends, and open and close procedures will be required. If you feel you have what it takes, please drop us your resume electronically at: firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at the store. We are open 7 days, and look forward to meeting you.
Stay safe everyone and remember, “everyday’s a good day for fishing…”
Team Tackle World Moruya.