Local Fishing Reports

Fishing Reports from Moruya, Tuross, Offshore, Rocks and Beaches and the occasional exotic location.

20/5/2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010 by tackleworldmoruya

Hey guys!  Here goes for this week's fishing report:

Moruya - Moruya River with the weather cooling down as it has been is slowing down, but not to worry!  There are still some flathead down the front near the spur wall being caught on whitebait and soft plastics.  Bream and luderick are being all along the main wall below Preddie's Wharf with schools of tailor still pushing into the river.  For best results with tailor, stock up on metal slices.

Tuross - The lakes are providing consistent catches of flathead down the front over the Potato Point side on soft plastics, specifically the Squidgie Fish 4" Gary Glitter and Silver Fox, or if you're a Gulp fan, try the 5" Nuclear Chicken.  The main channel is holding an abundance of tailor presently, which are being caught on metal vibes with bream and perch pushing further up the system into the snags.  If it's the bream and perch you're after, try using unweighted soft plastics or a very slow retrieve diving minnow.

Rocks and Beaches - After the big seas, the salmon, tailor and bream are still being caught on all beaches, with some flathead thrown in the mix as well.  Bait of choice for these species are pilchards and fish bait for best results.  Drummer and good sized bream are being caught on all local headlands, weather permitting, with cunji and prawns proving most effective.  Why risk it?  Why not wear a self inflating PDF1 life jacket?  These are not obtrusive, worn like your average vest and will save your life so you can fish another day!

Offshore - Captain Ron from Winda Woppa fishing charters reports large mowies, pigfish, gummy and school sharks and some snapper out at the 50m water mark, all being caught on tuna fish bait.  Back in close some larger snapper are being caught on soft plastics, with the water temperature still running at over 20 degrees and a mild current.  Flathead are being caught in close off the windsock on fishbait with small yellowfin and marlin out in the canyons.

Tight Lines!

Gaye, Graham, Bec, Nathan and Mark
Team Tackle World Moruya
ph: (02) 44744381
fax: (02) 44744586
www.tackleworldmoruya.com.au
 

Local Fishing Report 26/2/10

Wednesday, March 03, 2010 by tackleworldmoruya
--Hey Guys - hope everyone is well.  I'm extremely happy to report that we have had NO 
rain this week and have really enjoyed the sunshine and listening to the grass grow! 
 
Moruya 
 
Team Tackle World member Nathan enjoyed a nice catch and release session on Bass this 
week - no need to travel too far, they've come down with the fresh.   Lure of choice 
was SX40.  "Dickie" also enjoyed a nice session on perch with the SX40's working a 
treat again, especially numbers 345 and 305. 
 
Once again, the majority of fish are down the front of the system, with good catches of 
whiting, bream, flathead and trevally. 
 
The "wall" is still working well with large catches of tailor, salmon, bonito and 
cobia. 
 
Just watch the debris in the river when motoring as there is still alot around. 
 
Tuross 
 
Once again, Nathan had a wonderful session on the Bass just up from snake flat - the 
only drawback was it's a bit "stinky" up there! 
 
Make sure you stay down the front of the system and fish the incoming tide for best 
results.  Nice catches of flathead and whiting are being had at the moment on both 
surface lures and fresh beach worms. 
 
Beaches and Rocks 
 
There are still nice catches off the beaches with whiting and bream enjoying beach 
worms and the salmon and tailor preferring pillies or metal slices. 
 
Offshore 
 
Captain Ron onboard Winda-Whoppa enjoyed a great weeks fishing with good flathead being 
had in the 30 metre mark and then out wider in the 40-50 m mark landed mowies, snapper, 
pigfish, small kingies and large bonito - all off fish bait and squid. 
 
Out on the shelf we're seeing some yellowfin and dolphin fish turn up which is all good 
news! 
 
Back by popular demand - FRESH beachworms every Friday.  Be quick - these guys don't 
last long in store! 
 
Gaye, Graham and Bec Herbert 
ph: (02) 44744381 
fax: (02) 44744586 

Local Fishing Report 19/2/10

Saturday, February 20, 2010 by tackleworldmoruya

Hey Guys - hope all is well.  Did I  mention the fact that it rained last week?  That
wasn't rain!  The REAL rain turned up this week and boy did we cop a hiding, with the Eurobodalla and Bega areas being declared a "natural disaster" area.  Anyway its all good for the estuaries and fishing!  One of our customers even said that he literally had to "hide behind a tree to put his bait on" because the fish are that prolific!!

Really just fish anywhere near the entrances at the moment and you'll be rewarded.  The beaches are doing well too but they are a little largeat this point in time, but will settle down.

Tackle World Moruya members "Dickie", Gav, Damon and crew headed down to Brogo Dam - yes its now overflowing!  They were rewarded with a catch and release session of 200 Bass up  to 35 cm with the main lure working the best -  Captiva Bug Eye Bait in Baby Frog colour.

Captain Ron did manage to get out last Saturday and also took on the seas today to be rewarded with a lot of Snapper, good Mowies, small Kingies, a couple of 15 kg Bronze Whalers, Nannygui and Pigfish.  Slimies are everywhere at the moment so hook them  up and send them back down!  The water temperature is currently sitting around the 20-22 degrees celcius and Ron was fishing in 35 m of water - George and crew enjoyed themselves immensely!

Tight Lines!

Team Tackle World Moruya

Local Fishing Report 12.2.10

Friday, February 12, 2010 by tackleworldmoruya

Hey Guys - hope everyone has had a good week.  Talk about RAIN, RAIN and more RAIN!!  However we did need it with parts of the Eurobodalla actually flooding.  The most important thing - boy are the fish on the chew!!

 

Moruya River - Get down to the breakwall for catches of Bream, Trevally, Salmon, Tailor, Snapper and an assortment of sharks.  Use ganged pillies and you can't go wrong.  If you're after the Salmon and Tailor then metal slices will also work well.  I can't remember the last time the fish have been so active!!  If you want to put into the river head down the front of the system as it's still a bit murky and beware of the debris around.

 

Tuross Lakes - Boy did that entrance roar open - same deal as Moruya stick to the front of the system.  Beware of sharks also as they are taking advantage of the fish as well, with surfers having to make a hasty retreat to the beach the other day.

 

Beaches - Beautiful catches of whiting are being had off the beaches both up and down the coast, with nice Bream off Congo headland.  Tuross has huge Salmon also with a nice gutter around One Tree Point.

 

Offshore - Captain Ron onboard Winda-Whopper reports good catches of large snapper, big mowies, tiger flathead around 50 cm in length as well as large pigfish and good size nannies - all caught on fish bait out in 44 m of water.  An abundance of sharks are also out there!  The water temperature is sitting around the 20/22 degrees mark with a mild current running.  Unfortunately the water is a bit green, but will clear soon.  Drop in store to  book your next charter with Captain Ron! 

 

Some of  the boys have headed down to Brogo for the weekend so we'll let you know how they go now that the dam has water in it! 

 

Have a great weeks fishing!

 

Graham, Gaye & Bec

Team Tackleworld Moruya

Tackle World Moruya

Gaye, Graham and Bec Herbert

ph: (02) 44744381

fax: (02) 44744586

Local Fishing Reports 4/2/10

Thursday, February 04, 2010 by tackleworldmoruya

Hey guys, here goes for this weeks fishing report

Moruya River

Flathead!  Flathead!  and MORE Flathead!  These guys are everywhere at the moment with both bait and soft plastics - especially Gulp - working well.  Whiting, Bream and Perch are also to be found with the Bream prefering soft plastics and the Perch taking a liking to small diving lures and surface lures or live nippers for the Whiting.

Tuross

Once again large numbers of Flathead are being caught around the lake and up around Bumbo.  Soft plastics in the Gulp variety are working the best.  Young Lachy caught and released a nice 75 cm Flattie - good on you Lachy for a great catch and even better a great release!!  The edges of the system are still wokring well on surface lures - poppers being the best when you have a slight breeze.

Rocks and Beaches

Excellent catches of Tailor,  Salmon, Bream, Flathead and Whiting are being caught aorund the Airport beach and Congo area.  Salmon and Tailor respond best to  Pilchards on a Patanosta rig with a surf popper on the top.  For  the Bream, Whiting and Flathead try beach worms or pipis!

Offshore

Captain Ron aboard Winda-Whopper reports some really nice Snapper around the 40 m mark with good catches of Mowies and Flathead in the 50 m range, and prolific numbers of gummy sharks out in 60 m of water.  Thank goodness some nice and legal Kingies are showing up in 50m of water - be patient these guys are really hugging the bottom.

Tackle World Moruya
Gaye, Graham and Bec Herbert
ph: (02) 44744381
fax: (02) 44744586

Local Fishing Report 28/1/10

Thursday, January 28, 2010 by tackleworldmoruya

Hey guys, here goes for this week's fishing report

Moruya River - Team Tackle World Moruya members Nathan and Graham launched out this afternoon off town wharf and were rewarded with a successful catch and release session of bream and perch up river with the SSX40's proving to be the smartest choice for more frequent and larger catches.  Nathan has also been reeling in great numbers of flathead down the front of the system on Berkley Gulp Ghost Shrimp - exclusive to Tackle World stores.  

Tuross Lakes - Extra large flathead have been coming out of the woodworks recently with the most notable catch being a 95cm lizard photographed and released by the Lush family.  Our recommendation for these larger catches is Berkley Gulp 5 inch Nuclear Chicken and Squidgie Pro 100mm Podys.  Plenty of tailor, bream and whiting are smashing surface lures around the edges and flats of the system with the lure of choice being the C'ultiva Gobo Poppers. 

Rocks and Beaches - The beaches are continuing to provide great catches of bream, whiting, salmon, tailor and drummer in both the gutters and the headlands, however, conditions haven't been very favourable of late so make sure you check it out before you head out for a session.  Call in advance to secure your tubs of live beach worms now as they are continuing to be extremely popular with both the fisherman and the fish! 

Offshore - Captain Ron Ingram from Winda Woppa Fishing Charters reports large catches of snapper, mowies between 350-450mm and nannyguai between 300-400mm.  The flathead, however, have started to slow down a bit this week, with an increase in the size of kingies making up for it.  Bait of choice for all these species is fishbait and squid, with a mild current and 22 degree water temperature ensuring lovely fishing conditions.  Team Tackle World Moruya would like to congratulate Ron on his 60th birthday which has just passed and we wish him many, many more.

Tight lines,

Team Tackle World Moruya

Local Fishing Report 22/1/10

Friday, January 22, 2010 by tackleworldmoruya

Hey guys,

Here goes for this week's fishing report:

Moruya River - Great amounts of flathead are being caught in the deeper water of the system on River 2 Sea Glassie Vib50's with a slow retrieve proving most successful.  Live beach worms are still proving extremely popular with the bait fishermen as large whiting and bream have been smashing their rigs around Preddy's Wharf.  Reports of perch under Moruya Bridge in the late afternoons have been flooding in with the lure of choice being by far the SX40's in colour #350.  Team Tackle World Moruya member Matt launched out of Preddy's Wharf this week and was rewarded with great catches of flathead and whiting on Bushy's Stiffys Poppers in the Favourite colour variety.

Tuross Lakes - The Tuross Fishing Club's children's fishing competition last Sunday was a huge success, with 140 under 16's registering and participating.  Tackle World Moruya, along with Shimano, are proud to have been involved through sponsorship in this competition and hope to see this event become tradition.  Large flathead up to 3.36kg, bream to 1.2kg and 40cm whiting were among the highlights of Tuross this week, with both lures and bait proving highly effective.  Monday night saw Team Tackle World Moruya member Graham and Shimano Pro Angler Mark Dunphy have a rewarding afternoon session with the Squidgie Pro Lobby's and Bushy's Stiffy Divers outshining the other lures with the largest catches.  Team Tackle World Moruya member Nathan had a great session in his canoe with half a dozen bass to 44cm and 4 bream to 40cm being caught on the River 2 Sea Baby Rovers.

Rocks and Beaches - The salmon and tailor are still swimming around, with the largest catches responding best to Surecatch Knights metal slices and for the bait fisherman, live beach worms and pilchards.

Offshore - Captain Ron aboard Winda Woppa Fishing Charters reports an all round fantastic week of outside fishing, with a load of snapper, mowies, nannyguai, kingies - but watch out for all the rats getting around - with the most effective jigs proving to be the Lucanis and Samaki jigs.  Plenty of flathead are also being caught around the sand.  The catch of the week goes out to Lachland who reeled in a beautiful 10kg snapper on fishbait - if you want to take a look for yourself, a photo of Lachlan and his snapper can be found in the Local Fishing section of Tackle World Moruya's Photo Gallery at www.tackleworldmoruya.com.au.  The water temperature is averaging around 22 degrees latey, with the majority of the fish being caught in 40m-60m of water. 

Get in store now to take advantage of the Tackle Wolrd Summer Sale Catalogue as days are limited on this special offer.

--
Tackle World Moruya
Gaye, Graham and Bec Herbert
ph: (02) 44744381
fax: (02) 44744586

Local Fishing Report 14/1/10

Thursday, January 14, 2010 by tackleworldmoruya

Hey Guys,

Here goes for this week's fishing report

Moruya River - Around hospital flat, a huge number of large whiting are being caught on Gobo Poppers.  Flathead are all along the river, with large catches coming from up and down the river and around Yarragee with the lure of choice being Squidgie Pro Podys.  Bream and luderick are also being caught down the rock walls below Quarry Wharf on fresh nippers and live beach worms.  Team Tackle World Moruya member Nathan had a highly rewarding session up the back waters, catching and releasing 20 bream, whiting and flathead on live nippers.

Tuross - Team Tackle World Moruya members Paul and Sarah had a very successful session on flathead and bream in the system earlier this week, with the majority of the fish being caught around the edges and in the snags on Bushy Stiffy Poppers, with the Metal Vibes working best in the deeper water.  The perch are being caught up the back, above snake flat, with the most effective lures being Berkley Gulp 2 inch Banana Prawn Shrimps and diving hard bodied lures.  Tackle World Moruya is a proud sponsor of Tuross Fishing Club's childrens fishing competition this Saturday the 16th, registration is being held on the 16th at 3pm in the park beside the Tuross Service Station.

Paulwhiting

Rocks and Beaches - The gutters are on fire at the moment in between Congo and Broulee, with large numbers of whiting and bream responding best to live beach worms.  The salmon and tailor are being caught down the Tuross and Potato Point areas on metal slices, or for the bait fisherpeople, salted pilchards always ensure some large catches.

Offshore - Captain Ron from Winda Woppa fishing charters reports extremely large catches of pigfish, snapper, stripied tuna, tiger flathead, mowies, chinamen and blue ass leather jackets.  The kingfish are still around in large numbers, however, their sizes are averaging around the 60-64cm mark, so please ensure all undersize fish are sent back into the water.  The majority of fish are being caught around the 45-60m mark, with a sea anchor necessary to slow down the drift of the plesantly warm 22 degree water.

Head in store now to take advantage of the remaining weeks of the Tackle World Summer Sale as the catalogue, along with its exclusively low prices, ends at the end of the month.  Ring up the Team today to secure your tub of live beach worms as they are proving incredibly popular!

Tight Lines,

Team Tackle World Moruya

Local Fishing Report 7/1/10

Thursday, January 07, 2010 by tackleworldmoruya

Hey guys, here goes for this week's fishing report

Moruya River - Moruya River is on fire at the moment!  Great catches from the front of the system to the back of bream, whiting and flathead being caught on 3 inch Gulp Ghost Shrimp as well as live beach worms.  A school of tailor are calling the front of the river, below Preddy's Wharf home, with the lure of choice being metal slices, or for the bait fishermen - salted pilchards.  Reports have come in of large bass, up to 44cm up the back of the river being caught on Halco Nanos and Mimic baits. 

Turros Lakes - Huge numbers of flathead, bream and whiting are being had down around the main lake on both Squidgie Pro Poddys, Gulp Nuclear Chicken Minnows and Gillies Surface Poppers around the edges.  Large perch are responding well to SX40's in the snags up river, with the bass further up in the fresh water hitting the Cicada Mimic Baits hard. 

Rocks and Beaches - Plenty of whiting and bream are swimming around the gutters on most local beaches, with the bait of choice being live beach worms - call in to secure your tub as they are squirming out the door at a great rate.  The salmon are gradually slowing down, however if you throw out some pilchards you'll still be rewarded with the larger catches.

Offshore - Captain Ron from Winda Woppa Fishing Charters reports prolific catches of snapper, mowies, extra large nannygai, kingfish, tiger flathead, large chinamen jackets and sea perch around the 70m mark all responding best to tuna fillets.  Yesterday, Ron found at the 80m mark a warm current of 24 degrees where a great session was had on yellow fin and striped tuna with the larger catches estimated at around 40kg on Jet Setter Lures in the Burple and Pilchard colours.  Further out, over the shelf, local boys had a successful outing, getting smashed on 24kg gear by large marlin estimated over 200kg with plenty of yellow fin tuna in the mix again, trolling skirts to find the fish.

Team Tackle World Moruya would like to wish all the locals and visiting tourists a happy and safe New Year with tight lines all round.

Local Fishing Report 18/12/09

Friday, December 18, 2009 by tackleworldmoruya
Hey guys here goes for this week's fishing report: 
 
Moruya River - Team Tackle World Moruya member Matt reeled in some great catches of 
flathead down the front of the river, around Preddy's Wharf on Burkley Powerbait 3 inch 
Minnows  and whiting and bream on fresh nippers and live beach worms - which can be 
purchased in store now!  
 
Tuross - Extra large flathead in extra large numbers have been caught on both Stiffy 
Poppers and Gulp 4 inch Swimming Mullet - please do the right thing and release the 
breeders as keeping them alive ensures fish for years to come!  Plenty of bream are 
being caught around the edges and flats on Stiffy Poppers, with the whiting down the 
front prefering fresh nippers and beach worms. 
 
Rocks and Beaches - Racecoarse beach had been thriving with bream and whiting with bait 
of choice being live beach worms with the occasional salmon also on the chew.  Not much 
to report this week in regards to the rocks as the fierce winds have been keeping 
fisherman at bay - with good reason! 
 
Offshore - Tackle World Moruya member Evan went out with Captain Ron from Winda Woppa 
Fishing Charters on Sunday and was rewarded with catches of up to 150 fish caught and 
released including snapper, mowies, pigfish, large tiger flathead and some huge snotty 
nosed trevala.  Bait of choice for these species is fishbait and the most success was 
coming from the 70m water mark.  The kingies are starting to come on the chew now, 
however, there are a lot of rats amongst them, so throw them back to fight another day. 
 
Team Tackle World Moruya would like to wish all the locals and visiting tourists a safe 
and Merry Christmas filled with plenty of great catches! 
 
Tight Lines 
 
-- 
Tackle World Moruya 
Gaye, Graham and Bec Herbert 
ph: (02) 44744381 
fax: (02) 44744586 

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