Moruya River. On the improve would be the best way to describe fishing in Moruya this week. There have been sightings of really nice whiting under the bridge this week, but getting them to bite has been the hard part. Like last summer, they seem to be locked onto squirt worms. If you can find some squirt worms , you can almost guarantee a feed of whiting. In front of the hospital, the bream continue to make their presence known. A few good fish have been pulled out of the holes here. Live nippers, soft plastics and good old frozen baits of prawn or Whitebait about have been working. Down towards the airport end, there have been a few flathead caught in the river around the warmer shallower waters. Soft plastic presentations in the smaller 2.5” minnow or grub patterns are what the fish are locked in on. Smaller hardbody lures will also work. In behind the hole in the wall, staff member Nathan, has managed a few nice flathead to 48cm over the shallow flats on soft plastics. Further upstream, around the Yarragee bends, the odd flathead and bream can be found soaking up the warmth of the sun on a rising tide again over the shallows.
Tuross River. Upstream around the Bodalla bridge Ben Caddaye managed a nice flathead and bream on smaller soft plastics presentations last weekend. He found the warmer water, 22 deg he reported, and managed a few nice fish. Further down stream, regular customer Mal has continued his success of the last few weeks with more bream and flathead on Daiwa Bait Junkie soft plastics in the bloodworm colour around four ways. He is also managing a few nice mud crabs each weekend. Keeping track of his pots has been an issue though, with a few of them disappearing to poachers. Please folks respect each other’s property, if it doesn’t belong to you, leave it alone. Down around the front of the system, the flathead are still waking from a sleepy winter. The warmer shallower flats are the areas to concentrate on. There are the odd whiting also starting to wake up. Like Moruya, they seem to be locked in on squirt worms.
Rock and beach. The beaches and breakwall have been quiet this last week. With only a few salmon being reported. There have been reports of a few luderick starting to turn up off the rocks though.
Offshore. Good reports of mixed bags continue to come in from around the 50m Mark this week. The wind has been a little hit and miss though. Early starts are seeing a more comfortable session before the wind comes up.
With lots of new season stock starting to turn up, come in and check out the new gear for the summer season.
The attached pics are of the fish Ben Caddaye caught last weekend. Thanks for sending those in Ben.
Stay safe everyone, and remember “every days a good day for fishing...”
Team Tackle World Moruya.