Your Up to Date Fishing Report from the Team at Tackle World Moruya
It was a pleasure seeing the local town bustling with people last weekend. It was great to see that the combination of school holidays, a long weekend and limited travel options with closed borders, equated to a very busy town. Hopefully we can continue to see increased support as people holiday closer to home. What a difference this week had, with a hot long weekend followed by a wet week. This cold wet week will most probably have reset the fishing a little bit with the cooler temps shutting the bite down a bit. The river in front of the hospital has been holding a few bream this week. With one local angler finding chicken breast cut into strips working for him. This is a technique that has been around along time when the bite is a bit hard. Try something different for a change. Thin strips of steak have also been known to work if you are looking for a different option. Further up the system, the shallows around Yarragee bend have been holding a few flathead. With soft plastics soft vibes and hardbody lures all working. Nippers pumped fresh will also work in this area. Down around the hole in the wall, there have been good reports on bream, whiting and trevally coming from last weekend. Again live nippers, and soft plastics were getting the bite.
Tuross River. The shallow sand flats were holding holding the better fish last weekend, as the warmer than average days warmed the shallower areas, this helped get the flathead on the chew. Coming into this weekend, hopefully a few clearer warmer days has the same effect. There have been a few good bream landed and lost from in front of the boat shed last weekend as well. Soft plastic presentations have been working well. Look for the smaller 2.5” grubs and minnow style lures, as these are representative of the food source the fish are chasing. Further upstream around the metal bridge good flathead have been caught on 2.5” minnows. The flathead caught have been coughing small bait fish. Match the hatch as they say. As reported last week, it’s time to get the crab pots out, and look for a muddle or two. Try the deeper holes on river bends, or the creek mouth entrances for best success.
Rock and beach. Beaches all along the coast have been turning up the odd salmon or two. They are not in massive numbers, but can be caught if you are happy to wait for a bite. The rocky headlands have been holding a few Luderick of late as well as a few drummer.
Offshore. Good numbers of fish have been reported a bit deeper than usual, with fish being found out around the 50m mark as opposed to the usual 30-40m marks. Mixed bags of nannygai, snapper, flathead and mowies, as can been seen pictured below can be found. Nice fillets for the family.
After the long weekend, and the usual maritime blitz that accompanies it, it’s time to check that everything onboard is up to date and good condition. We have a batch of fresh inshore flares if yours are getting close to running out. We also have stock of inflatable life jacket cartridges if yours is starting to show signs of rust. Now is the time to get ready for the upcoming summer boating season.
The winds are still a bit hit and miss at the moment. None the less, the morning sessions seem to be the best time to beat any wind that may arise later in the day. So for a non sand blasted, drift destroying session, get up early and try then.
Don’t forget we are still running our Zman & TT competition in store. To qualify for a ticket, you just need to spend $50 to get an entry. This will be drawn at the beginning of November, so there is plenty of time to enter. The prize is a goodie bag valued at $300 of Zman soft plastics and TT jig head as well a few other assorted goodies.
Stay safe everyone, and remember “every days a good day for fishing....”
Team Tackle World Moruya.