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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Tackle World Moruya report December 24th 2021

Moruya River.

The river is slowly starting to clear up as the year starts to wind down. Provided we don’t get anymore rain, this trend will continue. The airport flats on the north side and in behind hole in the wall have been the best producing areas this week, with good reports of flathead coming from the airports flats in particular. The 2nd half of the rising tide has been producing the better fish, as the cleaner ocean waters provide a cleaner warmer influx of water. Further upstream the water is starting to slowly clear up, but the run out tide is still showing plenty of fresh water running out.

Tuross river.

This also is showing marked signs of improvement this week, with several near meter flathead and mulloway being taken in around the boat shed through to the four ways this week. With one lucky family getting a 97cm flathead then following this up with an 85cm mulloway!! That’s a cracking good session in anyone’s book!

The rising tide with cleaner warmer water, has been the best option for finding a feed of fish.

Coila lake is still producing good numbers of prawns this week, but the sheer numbers of people down there this time of year, has seen a marked decrease in the water clarity, making scoop netting a little harder, but still worth while.

Rock and beach.

Salmon have yet again been the main stay from the beaches this week, with all of the local beaches holding good numbers. Moruya break wall has also seen a few fish hit the stones for those fishing down there. The beaches have also seen an increase in both bream and whiting in the gutters in close to most anglers feet. Pipis and worms with lighter rigs are seeing these fish come unstuck, and can make a tasty addition to the beach anglers bag.


Flathead and snapper have been plentiful for most boats getting out this week. The water temps is touching 20deg which will hopefully see the kingfish starting to turn up. There is also a fairly strong warm current pushing down from the north which is requiring heavier leads to hold bottom at the moment.

In artificial reef news, the new reef was deployed this week. It sits 3.5km NW of the Moruya breakwall in 40m of water the reef is approximately 12m x 12m x 12m square and will provide plenty of habitat for bait fish and predatory fish alike. We can expect to start seeing bait fish starting to hold there in the next 6 months or so, then the bigger fish shortly there after. This is a great addition to the local area, and is positive conformation that our fishing license dollars are being put to good use.

The weather for tomorrow is looking to be around the 25deg mark, with the slight chance of a little rain. Conditions for Xmas look to be very comfortable to say the least.

We at Tackle World Moruya, would like to to wish all of our customers and visitors to our little slice of heaven, the merriest and happiest of Xmas days. We hope to see you all at some stage through the doors here.

We are only closed Xmas day, and will be open Boxing Day onwards from 6am to 6pm throughout the busy Xmas/New Years period.

Remember double demerit’s are in force from tonight. Drive to the conditions and please take your time.we are also requiring masks to be worn indoors after QR code sign in as per NSW Health mandates.

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

Team Tackle World Moruya.


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