The Tackle World Moruya Fishing report Nov 8th
The river continues to fish much the same as last week. Sand flats with broken weed bed patches are holding good fish. Hard body lures, soft plastics and baits are still very productive. With low water flows as a result of limited rain, the salt has pushed a long way up the river. This has the affect of dispersing the fish over a larger area. This does make them a bit harder to find, but it does also open up areas that you wouldn’t normally find fish due to the increase in salinity levels. If you are struggling to find fish in the normal areas, try looking further afield to areas that normally would not hold fish, ie further upstream.
Excellent reports continue from this system. Whiting over 45cm have been reported on live nippers, while surface lure fisho’s right beside them have had limited success. Just goes to prove that nothing beats a live bait!! Surface lures will still continue to catch fish though with Graham and Jack getting out during the week using both Jackson Panic prawns and Shimano Rise walk surface poppers catching Bream, Whiting and Flathead. Good numbers of flathead have also been reported, with a good mix of bait and lures accounting for equal bags. Tuross is much like Moruya in that the salt has pushed along way up the system. Well up past Bumbo creek, much to the local land owners disapproval as they aren’t able to pump water due to the salt levels. This also opens up new areas to fish. Break out the maps and do a bit of exploring. You never know what you will find.
Rock and beach
Not much has changed on the beaches this week. Local salmon schools continue to keep beach fishers engaged. As the water temp increases, bream and whiting will start to increase in numbers. Pipis and beach worms will tempt these guys. Pipis on the beach are relatively easy to catch, with a twisting motion working your feet into the sand to find them beneath the sands surface. Worms, on the other hand require a little more effort with a stink bag and worming pliers or your fingers and the correct technique to get a supply of bait. Come in to the store, and we can give you some pointers in you’d like to know how.
This week again, I have very little to report on the offshore scene. If you have been out, and caught a feed, please let us know what’s out there. We don’t need your GPS marks, just a general over view of what water depth you were in and what techniques you were using. This helps both us and your fellow fishos.
The following report is brought to us by Adam – our guru in the Snowies.
The weather has been very unsettling in the Snowy Mountains since last Saturday afternoon, bringing cooler temps, winds and rain. An average of around 15mm throughout the region fell last Sunday. Every drop counts. The forecast for this weekend hasn’t improved with overnight temps predicted to be below zero on Friday night/Saturday morning.
The annual Snowy Mountains Trout festival commenced last Saturday 2nd and ends today Friday 8th with the presentation taking place on Saturday. Due to the poor weather conditions anglers have only had a small window of opportunity to get the boats out. The numbers of fish being weighed in reflect the weather conditions.
Lake Jindabyne is sitting steady at 81% capacity and is fishing fairly consistent on all fronts. Spinning and bait fishing the fringes is your best approach.
Lake Eucumbene is slowly rising and sitting at just over 30% and looking good. Water is now covering the lush growth along most bays and banks. The big trout love lurking around these areas ready to engulf anything that catches their attention.
Tantangara Dam is steady at 19% capacity. Good reports are coming in on the bait and fly side of things. One local angler netted 6 browns in a 3hr bait soaking session using scrub worms and his companion tangled with 3 browns presenting a little dry fly. There’s not much insect life around as yet so the fish will be engulfing any artificial offerings from the surface.
Thredbo river is flowing nicely with its gin clear Alpine waters. Fish can be sighted whilst walking the banks but you have to be in stealth mode as not to spook them. Best option is to hike away from the general areas to hopefully get some string pulling action that hasn’t been spooked.
Eucumbene river around Kiandra is flowing strong and there are some quality trout lurking. This river also requires stealth fishing, watch for snakes as it’s snake city up there.
Snowy river - access to this river for the general public is very limited and only accessible in Dalgety. Almost the entire Snowy river runs through private properties. It is currently running very high and fast as they are doing environmental flows which is great to hear and see and things brings the trout up onto high ground feeding in the newly covered grounds. The Snowy river is full of eels and platypus so keep your eyes peeled.
Snakes are our biggest concern when fishing around the Snowy’s and with the drought conditions the snakes are stacked up along every waterway. So take extra caution, watch your steps and always pack your snake bite kit and try not to venture out alone. Google can educate you in 5mins on how to treat a snake bite so please take 5 minutes out of your day to do a little research as it could save a life.
Tight lines my friends and fish for the future.
Remember “Every days a good day for fishing … “
Team Tackle World Moruya