The fishing in the Moruya is again starting to improve as the rains are starting to ease up. Preddy’s wharf again continues to produce lots of fun for visiting anglers, with good numbers of trevally, bream and even the odd salmon showing up. Baits have been producing the most fish, with mullet fillet and pilchards topping other baits.
Rumours of a few mulloway around the boulders that dot the area around the wharf have come to light. Although rare, mulloway have been caught in this area in the past.
In behind the hole in the wall, good numbers of bream and flathead can be encountered. Surface lures, hard body lures and soft plastics are all fishing well in here.
Under the town bridge, big flathead are starting to reappear as the water clears. Fishing off of the bridge and sight casting to cruising fish is a lot of fun, and can lead to some great catches.
As the river clears, the areas around the hospital and further upstream are also starting to produce more regular catches of bream, flathead and trevally.
As the waters start to clear in this system, the fish are starting to move further up the system this week. The lower sections have produced a lot of good fish this week. Live poddy mullet are finding some very nice flathead this week, with fish to 85cm being reported. There have been the odd mulloway whispered about around the boat shed, and four ways. Live poddy mullet, are a great bait to try and find a silver ghost.
There are still a few mud crabs to be caught in the river. Hopefully as the waters clear, we may see a few blue swimmers turn up.
Rock and beach.
Salmon continue to make up the majority of the catches from the beach this week, with bream and whiting also providing beach fishos with some fun and a tasty feed.
Moruya breakwall continues to see a lot of holiday makers this week, with good numbers of salmon, trevally keeping anglers entertained.
There were reports of kingfish around the Pedro point area this week, as well as sightings of a shark or two.
With winds and swells keeping boaties on their toes the last few days, the offshore reports have been a little lighter than usual. From those that have got out, we have learned that good numbers of flathead can be found in 30-40m of water with snapper holding a little deeper. There have also been a few gummies caught in between flathead and snapper bites, so mixed bags have been the order of the day.
Further offshore the Marlin bite has continued, but at the time of writing, I haven’t had any extra reports of bill fish.
With the dark only 2 days ago, the prawns are still running in good numbers. Get down to any one of the local lakes to catch a feed of these tasty crustaceans. We have a full supply of both lights and nets to get you started.
Stay safe everyone and remember, “every days a good day for fishing....”
Team Tackle World Moruya