Your Tackle World Moruya Fishing Report Mar 6th 2020
Moruya River The flathead have come back on the chew as the fresh has eased up this week. Under the bridge with soft plastics like ZMAN and SQIDGY BIO TUFFS has worked well, prawn or yabbie imitations have provided some action for those keen to try a late night session. With the rain making a comeback in time for the weekend, the fish will no doubt be looking for saltier water. Try the deeper channels towards the lower end of the river for best results. Further upstream around the hospital are some deeper holes, try dropping baits or lures into these deeper holes for the best chance at finding a few fish.
Tuross will be a hive of action this weekend, with the annual Tuross Heads Bream and Flathead Tournament being held. It is a catch and release lure and fly only competition with a limit of 250 entrants. Expect to see an increase in boat activity over the weekend. The fishing has been a little patchy with fresh water continuing to drain out of the system. This has had the effect of pushing a lot of fish towards the lower sections of the river. The same as Moruya can be expected, with lures like Samaki Vibes or Jackson Bottom Magic fished in the deeper channels most likely producing the better results. Best of luck to all those who have entered, and who are willing to fish what will be slightly more challenging conditions. Great numbers of prawns are being caught in the local lake and believe me they are sweet tasting so come in store for your lights, nets and waders.
Rock and Beach
The salmon have turned up in good numbers again - they can be taken on both baits or lures cast from the local break wall or rocky headlands. Fish to 3-4kg have been reported and are a lot of fun on all but the heaviest tackle. The bream and whiting continue to hold in the close beach gutters, allowing everyone to try and tempt a tasty feed of surf caught fish. As last week, pipis and beach worms have proved the be best baits. A few decent Kingfish have been caught off the rocks around the Bingi area as they are chasing the squid that are in the same area.
Slimey mackerel have been found holding in good numbers on the local inshore reefs this week, with the size of them surprising many crews. Fish over a foot long have been reported - these make great baits for snapper, flathead, kingfish and marlin. Kept alive and sent out as a live bait or filleted for a strip bait you can’t go wrong. While they are around, keeping a few to salt down for future trips is always a good option. Try a fillet of slime in about 40-50m for the snapper that have been feeding up after the stir up of the last few weeks. Flathead, mowies and the odd gummy shark are also an option at the moment.
Don’t forget we are running our Atomic prize pack competition for the month of March. For every $50 you spend, you will get a ticket to go into the draw for a $235 Atomic Arrows rod and prize pack. At the same time, Tackle World Australia are raffling off a Haswing Bow Mount electric motor to the value of $1700!! Again, for every $50 you spend will get you a ticket, so for March, for every $50 you spend you will get entry into 2 competitions. Good value for money!!
Tight lines my friends and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing … “
Team Tackle World Moruya