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.

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