With no rain to speak of this last week or two, the river continues to improve. A lot more fish were reported this week, with a good healthy amount of reports coming in from our junior anglers. It’s always good to see the enthusiasm when a younger angler is reliving that epic capture, be it big or small.
For the most part all parts of the river this week have been fishing well. The lower half of the system has seen some good captures of bream, flathead, luderick and trevally. The flats around the airport are holding good numbers of big lizards, while Preddy’s wharf has been seeing some reasonable numbers of trevally.
Under the town bridge, the flats here are holding good numbers of flathead, bream, the odd whiting and after dark, an estuary perch or two.
Further upstream, the holes around the hospital have some good numbers of bream, trevally, flathead and the odd whiting.
Both baits and lures, are starting to to work equally well as each other, so pick your preference, and get amongst it this weekend.
This system continues to the premier spot on the south coast to target BIG flathead! With several fish just shy of the magic 1m mark being caught this last week, with one lucky angler landing, first an 89cm fish then a 98cm fish the following few days.
Plenty of these bigger fish are falling to live poddy mullet as bait. So if your interested in chasing some XOS flathead, get yourselves a poddy trap and collect some live bait. On a side note, the mighty Mulloway is also quite fond of a poddy mullet live bait, and can be found in the same holes the bigger flathead reside.
Plenty of bream are coming off the oyster racks that dominate the Tuross system, try hardbody lures like small Diawa double clutches, Jackson Athletes, Atomic yards or soft plastics for best results.
Rock and beach.
Plenty of salmon continue to be caught from the beaches this week, with nice whiting and bream being caught in the gutter close in on live beach worms. Spend some time with a stink bag and worming pliers to collect these awesome live baits for beach fishing. It is a skill I have yet to master, but one that will serve you well if you persevere to learn it. All the beaches hold populations of worms.
Moruya breakwall has seen a lot of anglers over the last few weeks, and yet it continues to produce good numbers of salmon, bream, trevally and flathead.
With the swell starting to drop now, many boaties are looking to get out and enjoy the fishing that has been consistently good this last few weeks. Flathead have been plentiful in the 30-40m mark, with good numbers of snapper coming from the 50-60m mark as well.
For the game crews, the Marlin are still about, with the odd yellowfin and Mahi mahi also turning up. Look for the bait schools and you should be able to find something feeding on them.
With the tragic circumstances of last Sunday fresh in everyone’s mids, please heed Surf Life savings advise and swim on patrolled beaches and between the flags. We want everyone to enjoy our beautiful coastline, and return home safe and sound.
With more warm weather on the cards, and Australia Day just around the corner, do you have everything you need for a fun long weekend?
We have a great range of ICEY TEK Ice boxes that will help you keep your beers, bait and fish cold this long weekend. Come in today and check them out. Sizes from 14lts through to 70lts.
Stay safe everyone, and remember “every days a good day for fishing...”
Team Tackle World Moruya.