The river continues to improve this week, with lots of good reports coming in. Good numbers of solid whiting have started to come up in catch report conversations. Live nippers and squirt worms being the best baits this week. Concentrate your efforts on a rising tide working over the sand flats. Look for active nipper beds rather than featureless flats. Active holes will have a small volcano style mound of sand around them. Good numbers of bream are also being seen up around the hospital and further up. Look for reefy/bouldery structure as well as the usual lay down style timber. Accurate casts with hard body lures, sub surface and surface, as well as soft plastics will work. Flathead also made up a good percentage of this weeks conversation. Soft plastics, hard body lures, vibes and baits all worked this week.
Blue swimmer crabs have started to appear this week, with a few reports coming in. Witches hats or round crab pots will work in areas on ribbon weed for these tasty summer treats. Make sure your pots and hats are labelled correctly in accordance with fisheries regulations. Trap type, followed by initial and surname, year of birth and post code are required on a float of 100mm minimum size.
It sounds as though the prawns are starting to run also. We’ve heard a few low muttered conversations today that they are out and about. With the dark coming up next week on the 27th November, it’s time to dust the prawning lights off, check batteries, or come in and we can set you up with everything you need for the coming season. Flathead, whiting and bream fishing continues as it has been this week, with good catches of all reported. Water temps of 23+ degrees have the surface action cranking up.
Rock and Beach
Good reports of squid off the southern rocky areas this week have been reported. Try Shelly beach, Mullimburra Point and Pedro Point for best chances. Salmon off the beach seemed to have gone quiet this week, with reduced reports coming in.
Wind, wind and more wind has been the report so far this week. A few boats tried to get out last weekend, but were turned around by unfavourable conditions. The trick is to beat the wind!! An early start for one crew, on the water and fishing at 5:30am, saw them get into a few nice flathead and mowies in 30-40m of water. They were back on the boat trailer by 9:30am before the wind picked up.
Our Summer catalogue starts this week end. So come into the store to check out the savings to be had. Also don’t forget that the Shimano Last man Standing competition is still running. For every $50 spent on Shimano gear will get you a ticket allowing you to enter in for a chance at a 2 day Barra lodge trip and a $60k boat package. Not to forget the weekly draws!
Tight lines my friends and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing … “
Team Tackle World Moruya