Local Fishing Report, 3/07/09

Wednesday, July 01, 2009 by Administrator

Moruya River

Preddies Wharf and the "hole in the wall" are fishing extremely well at the moment for yellowfin bream. These healthy fish are being caught mainly on cubes of pilchards, however they would respond well to soft plastics if you'd like to give them a go. Quarry Wharf is producing some nice Trevally and Tailor, both on bait and metal lures.


We launched at Steel Bridge and headed upstream and were rewarded with a healthy catch and release session of Bream, Estuary Perch and Tailor right amongst the snags. Best lures proved to be Atomic Hardz in Grey Ghost colour and Strike Pro Blades. Quite a bit of fresh water is coming down from the mountains at the moment, which should prove beneficial for the Bass to spawn.

Beaches and Rocks

Yellowfin Bream, Salmon and Tailor are all being caught both up and down the coastline in the deeper gutters. Good catches of Drummer are still being had off the headlands on both cunji and peeled prawns. At the time of writing the "winds" were picking up quite a bit, so please be careful if fishing off the rocks.


Captain Ron onboard Winda-Whopper has had a brilliant weeks fishing with one session landing 17 different species of fish! Nice Snapper up to 5 kg, extra large Nannyguy, Pigfish and Leatherjackets, as well as Mowies, Jackass Mowies, Flathead, school Sharks and Gummy sharks were amongst the species landed. Be prepared to do some travelling if you'd like to enjoy the spoils of this abundance of fish - where to go? Head down to Coila just outside of the Marine Park in the 40-45 m mark!

Team Gone Fishin' member Evan landed himself some very nice Snapper, as well as an assortment of reef fish straight out the front of Moruya on Squidgy Flickbaits 145 mm. An assortment of Gulp 7 inch Jerk Shads are now in store and should also prove lethal on the Snapper!

Have a great weeks fishing!

Graham, Gaye & Bec
Team Gone Fishin' Moruya

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