Your up to date fishing report from Tackle World Moruya May 8th 2020
Moruya River This last week has seen a continued reduction in both the reports and the numbers of fish being caught in the Moruya system. I’m guessing that the freezing temps we had last week, kept most people off the water - can’t say I blame them! Those southerlies that dumped large quantities of snow in the mountains, certainly made for cold winds last week. For those that did brave the winds, a few fish were caught. Flathead and bream around the weed beds off Preddy’s wharf were the main reports this week, with smaller soft plastic grubs worked slowly producing the best results. Burley for those using baits this time of year can really help spark some interest. Just be sure to allow enough time for the burley to work, usually around the 20-30 minute mark is sufficient. If nothing has been tempted into the burly trail by then, it may be time to try another area. Bream, garfish, luderick and tarwhine can all be tempted into a burley trail, not to forget tailor and flathead hanging at the back of the trail.
The lower sections of Tuross continue to see the most action this week, with flathead and bream starting to move into the deeper channels as the water temp drops. The oyster racks continue to hold good numbers of bream around high tide. Soft plastics, hard bodies and fly can all tempt these fish. Just be prepared to go hard on any fish hooked on top of the racks, lest they cut you off on the very line unfriendly oysters. Again, a good burley trail for the bait fishos will see an increase in interest in any baits presented.
Rock and beach
There are still good reports of trevally, drummer, luderick and salmon coming off Moruya break wall this week. Pilchards on gang hooks have offered the best results, but metals cast out and retrieved are deadly when the salmon are hanging off the wall in good numbers. There are still schools of yellow eyed mullet on the beaches, so sharks, tailor and even the odd jewfish are all on the cards. The numbers of drummer off the rocks are also starting to increase as the waters cool. These hard-fighting fish offer a good feed to those prepared to fish in some tight snaggy country. Strong hooks, and a heavy give no line attitude are what is required to extract these fish at times.
Offshore. There are still good numbers of flathead, snapper and mowies around on the inshore grounds. Try in around the 30-40m mark for best success. If anchoring up, a good burley trail will get the snapper on the chew. Squid or pilchards will be the go to baits, but micro jigs and soft plastics will also catch quite a few fish as well.
With Thursday’s full moon, expect the tidal movements to be big this week, so if you are fishing off the rocks be aware that the highs will be higher than normal. Don’t get caught out fishing in an area that usually is safe with extra water around. Always err on the side of caution!
Congratulations to Brian Critchlow, who finally managed to collect his Haswing Electric motor he won back in a march last weekend. We hope you enjoy many years of sneaky fishing with it Brian.
Also, don’t forget this Sunday is Mother’s Day. We are offering 30% off Rapala Femme Fatale combos to celebrate. This includes a free pink cap as well.
Keep safe everyone and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing … “
Team Tackle World Moruya