Moruya River The river fishing has definitely settled with the cooling water temps this last week. The estuary perch continue to be an option off the bridge with a run out tide after dark. Soft plastics and Jackson Bottom Magic’s in the 55mm size producing the goods. There are still a few good flathead and bream around the airport flats, with baits and lures still managing to tempt a few fish. Further upstream around the hospital, baits and soft plastics worked in the deeper channels offer the chance to tempt a good estuary perch or bream. Whiting could also be found in these deeper holes as well.
Tuross River The fishing in this system, like Moruya, has started to quieten down. The lower sections of the river have continued to see most of the action. With flathead and bream offering the greatest chance of being caught. Baits and lures are all still working. With the river mouth flowing well, and the water temps starting to fall, hopefully a few salmon will start to take up residence in the lower river. These provide lots of fun on both light spin gear and also fly gear. Fingers crossed we get some taking up position in the river. One of my customers reported being bitten off three times after big runs down on Preddy’s wharf this week. A good size shark was the most likely suspect, but whilst no sighting was made, he will always be guessing as to the species. Rock and beach These areas are offering the best chance of a fish at the moment. Salmon and tailor on the beaches, whilst drummer and luderick are starting to hold up off the rocks and the breakwall. James, from one of our local coffee shops managed a few luderick on fly before being dusted up and losing the only weed fly he had on him. He also reported good drummer in the crystal clear waters as well as a few salmon. The drummer can be tempted on bread or peeled prawns, while the luderick can be tempted on weed suspended under a float. Offshore The captures of good flathead and snapper continue this week with fish coming in from as little as 15m of water, with the better fish coming in from the 40m mark. Expect the bigger snapper to become more prevalent with the dropping water temps. Out wide around Moruya and Tuross canyons XL Yellowfin Tuna are being caught with great reports of fish up to 80 kilo being caught on surface stick baits so hopefully the weather gods will be good while the fish are around so you can get out to chase them. Congratulations to Katrina Scobie, who was the winner of our April raffle this month. Katrina took home $450 worth of Daiwa gear. A big thanks to all who entered, and to Daiwa Australia for their kind donation of this month’s prize pack.
Stay well everyone and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing … “ Team Tackle World Moruya