Your Up to Date Fishing report from the team at Tackle World Moruya - Sept 11th 2020
Moruya River. Still on the quiet side would be the best way to describe the fishing in the Moruya system at the moment. There have been a few flathead caught in and around the airport flats this week. With slowly worked hardbody lures being a good option. Try the Daiwa Double clutch from 65mm through to 95mm sizes. The smaller lures will be better suited to the shallower areas, whilst the bigger lures will suit the deeper water areas. There has been sightings of Estuary perch down on the southern side of the river after dark. Look for areas that have good weed beds that will hold prawns and other tasty treats that the E.P’s like to feed on, and keep your ears keen for the sound of the “boof” as they suck baits off of the surface. As the water has cleared now, you could try live nippers on the sand flats under the bridge to try and tempt a whiting or bream that will start to hang around there. Live nippers will work anywhere in the system, as they are one of the best fresh baits around. Come in store if you are interested in how or where to catch them, and we will help set you up.
Tuross River. Flathead have been the major source of info coming through the shop this week,as a few good fish have started to wake from their winter inactivity. Look towards the lower section of the system around the flats that have a few good deeper sections close by. Samaki Vibelious lures have been accounting for their fair share of fish this weekend. The Estuary perch have finally turned up in the system, with good numbers being found around the boat shed. It won’t take long for these fish to spread through out the system, so if you want a bit of condensed action, get in quick before they move on. Samaki vibes and soft plastics have been working well on these fish. Expect to find the odd bream and whiting starting to appear on the flats, although, this early in the season, they will be few and far between. Once we gets temps closer to 20deg, the flats will start to show more action.
Rock and beach. Salmon have been the main stay of the surf zones this week. With a few good fish coming from around the wind sock and the beaches south of Congo. A few bream have also been found right in front of the Congo creek mouth this week, with live worms or nippers being the best bait options. Off the rocks, Drummer have still been in good numbers and have been readily available. There haven’t been any reports of cuttlefish in close to date, but they can’t be far off, which will bring the snapper in close to the rocks.
Offshore. Good numbers of flathead and snapper have been reported this week. Most fish have been coming from the magic 30-40m mark. Any shallower than that, and the size of flathead drops quickly. Snapper have also been reported out around 50m as well. So there are plenty of options for those boaties looking for a feed of fresh flathead or snapper.
There hasn’t been much buzz from the game crews this week, although I did get a report of a school of bluefin busting up only 500m offshore last weekend. Unfortunately, the school sounded and disappeared before any gear could be set.
Come in and check out the new Shimano Sentire rods fresh in store this weekend. They will be a great rod for all your needs.
Stay safe everyone, and remember “every days a good day for fishing....”
Team Tackle World Moruya.