Local Fishing Report, 6/08/09

Thursday, August 06, 2009 by Administrator

Moruya River

There have been great reports through the shop of salmon, tailor and bream being caught down the front of the river around the weed beds.  For these fish, if you're fishing with soft plastics, Nuclear Chicken in the Gulp range is your best bet.  If soft plastics aren't your thing, the Knight Spinners metal slices for the salmon and tailor are proving very successful with the SX40's your obvious choice for the bream.

The back of the river is also been working extremely well with nice bass around the 45cm mark and some good bream being caught off the snags on SX40's.


Before jet-setting off the annual AFTA fishing trade show on the goldcoast, Team Gone Fishin' member Graham went fishing earlier this week and had a very rewarding session on the bream around the sticks on diving minnows.

Following that success, Graham hit the deep water using Bushy Vibes and had the pleasure of catching and releasing prolific numbers of nice sized tailor.

Rocks and Beaches

Large numbers of salmon and tailor are being caught on the beaches this week.  The majority of the fish are being caught on metal slices around 20-40 grams - for the best results use a slow retrieve.

Bait fishermen will be happy to hear pilchards and anchovies are still working wonders with the salmon and tailor also.  The seas have been flat lately, so remember to get up early or fish late in the afternoon in a deeper gutter to reap the rewards.

This worked wonders for many of the visitors to the store, however we have had numerous reports of individuals picking up empty pilchard bags by the dozens - be considerate fishers and please take your rubbish home as no-one likes a dirty beach.


Captain  Ron on board Winda Woppa reports in with some great sessions this week, snapper, mowies, pigfish and nannagai are all on the chew at the moment.  School sharks are still being caught but watch your size limits as some of them have been disappointingly small.

Ron's depth of choice this week has been around the 60-70m mark and he recommends kellicking up on the reef and burleying with cubed pilchards, with soft plastics or pilchards as bait.

Happy Fishing, news from AFTA will be in next week

Team Gone Fishin' Moruya

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