Moruya river. Anyone order an extra side of rain this week? Well we got it, as ordered! This has dirtied the river up yet again, again forcing the fish into the deeper holes, or further towards the river mouth. Preddy’s wharf continues to provide land based anglers and holiday makers with consistent catches of trevally, flathead and the occasional bream. Oilier baits seem to be the preference at the moment with pilchards, mullet and tuna fillets all working well. The upper reaches are fishing a fair bit harder, as the fresh, dirty water is making the fishing more of a challenge.
Tuross river. Tuross again this week has produced better catches of fish, with the lower sections definitely fishing a lot better than further up the system. The Potato point side of the Tuross flats continues to see reasonable numbers of flathead, bream and the odd whiting. The upper sections have best been described as less than appealing to fish, with a good amount of mud finding its way into the system with the recent rains.
Rock and beach. The beaches and break walls have provided the most consistent catches this week, with good numbers of salmon, bream and whiting being caught. Moruya breakwall has seen a steady stream of salmon this week, as well as few trevally and bream. The gutters in close are holding good numbers of bream and whiting, with live beach worms the best baits. The bream have also been taken on small soft plastics worked along the beach with the waves.
Offshore. There have been very nice catches of both snapper and flathead for the boat crews this week. Try in the magic 30-40m depth mark first before venturing deeper if required. The games crews are still having fun with reports of a few yellow fin tuna getting around, as well a some more marlin.
Just be cautious heading out over the Moruya bar, as there is a second bar out from the end of the breakwall at the moment. One local fisho waited out 3 sets before heading out, he navigated the first bar and once past the the end of the wall was greeted by a single standing wave of about 3 meters. He’s not quite sure he remained upright, but his chin and the boat did have a discussion, with his chin losing out.
Take your time and watch for as long as you need to be comfortable with the conditions. Moruya also has a bar cam that you can watch to check conditions before launching.
Maritime are doing an expired flares collection at Preddy’s wharf this Saturday the 9th of January between 10am and 11:30am. So if you have any damaged or expired flares you wish to dispose of, they will be there to take them off of your hands.