Moruya River The fishing continues to impress and surprise in the river at the moment. Good flathead throughout the system continue to be caught on both baits and artificials. Whiting have been reported in the back waters on surface lures and in the channels on nippers. Add a few bream into the mix, and we are looking at a great long weekends fishing. Now for the surprise, Kings to 75cm continue to cause havoc for those not prepared for them to be around. And joy and frustration for those who are targeting them. They seem to be chasing the yellow tail that are in the river at the moment, so get a burley trail going, catch a live yakka or two, and send one out with a good sized hook in its back as a live bait. Be prepared, and remember, the harder you pull, the harder they pull. Sometimes a softly softly approach will work if you do hook up on lighter gear.
Graham managed to pick up a nice bag of flathead as well as a nice flounder on Samaki Vibelious vibes in the lower sections early in the week.
There are still good blue swimmers and mud crabs to be caught as well in the river.
Flathead central is the best way to describe Tuross at the moment, with plenty of good 40-50cm fish being caught towards the front of the system. With only about 10cm of difference between low and high tides due to the entrance almost being closed, the flatties are making the most of reduced flows to be able to access the flats at all stages of the tides. Plenty of whiting are also being tempted on nippers again. Garlandtown flats in Moruya is your best source of nippers at the moment, as finding exposed flats in Tuross is very hard with reduced tidal flows.
Rock and Beach
There are good schools of salmon off the end of Moruya break wall as well as some really good silver trevally to be caught. My partner and myself managed a 45cm Trevally on a whole ganged pilchard and a good sambo last Sunday, so expect them to hang around. The squid continue to hang around areas such as Shelly beach, which is why the kings are probably around also. Jigs in your favourite colour in the 3.0 - 3.5 size are working best. Expect to also find the salmon and the kings off the better rock ledges.
With the warm currents really pushing down, reports from the game boat crews of marlin have started to surface, as have reports of kings off the first Moruya reef and really goods kings off Montague Island. Plenty of flathead in 30-40m of water continue to be caught along with the usual mowies, pigfish, and snapper hanging around sections of broken ground.
We are also having a one day only sale in partnership with Shimano this Saturday January 25, so come into the store and see what bargains you might find! Bring your appetite as we will also be having a sausage sizzle with all proceeds going to the AFTA Fire relief appeal. See you on the weekend!
Tight lines my friends and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing … “
Team Tackle World Moruya