Fishing Report 20/1/12

Friday, January 20, 2012 by tackleworldmoruya

Hey guys,

Here goes for this week's fishing report.

 

Moruya River -

Down the front of the river is fishing well for the flathead, which have been up to a metre long.  Also down the front, the tailor is responding best to Armor Metal Twisties and the trevaley are hitting the bait pretty hard, specifically prawns.  If you're fishing off the rock wall, throw out some cubed pilchards to attract the bream, which are in both decent number and size.  The whiting, as usual, are around the hospital flat, striking both surface lures such as poppers and live beach worms.  Around the bridge and down to Ryan's Creek, Strada Piccolas are attracting nice sized flathead.

 

Tuross -

Tackle World Moruya VIP member Ben had a fantastic session in Tuross this week, catching 6 bream and 6 flathead on Squidgy Blood Worm Wrigglers.  Down the front of the system, Tackle World Moruya members John and Shirley have been consistently bringing in substantial sized whiting on live beach worms (which arrive in store tomorrow!).  If you're fishing around the oyster leases, it's likely you'll be rewarded by some great catches of perch on Cameons.  The bream are hiding in the snags as always, so throw in a Cranka for best measure and you'll be in for some fun.  If it's the flounder you're after, Graham recommends SX40s for these underrated dinner fish.

 

Beaches and Rocks -

The better gutters - the dark water is a giveaway - from Muramburra to the Windsock are producing well sized salmon.  Tailor are being caught off both the beaches and rocks, with ganged pilchards and metal slices your best bet for success.  Beach worms, as always, will almost guarantee you some brilliant whiting, which are one of the most welcome catches if you're fishing for your dinner.  Squid jigs off Congo rocks are rewarding eager fishermen and women with decent sized squid.

 

Offshore -

Captain Ron aboard Winda Woppa I and II reports kingfish in the 60m of water mark responding best to River 2 Sea jigs.  The snapper are hitting Shimano Lucanus jigs, however, if it's the mowies and pigfish you're after, it's safest to stick to fish bait and squid.  The nannygai are up to 40cm and again will respond best to fish bait.  In the 10-15m of water mark off Pedro Point, the snapper can't get enough of soft plastics, especially the 6 inch Gulp Flick Baits.  If you're fishing in close, the kingfish are hitting live bait hard.  Towards Potato Point, it's the sharks you're going to find, with gummy sharks the most prolific and bronze whalers and makos making the occasional appearance.  Want to go after the marlin?  Then hit the shelf with skirts and live bait for the fight of your life.

 

Tackle World VIP Member of the Week -

This week Team Tackle World Moruya send their congratulations to VIP member Spider, who has reported in some fantastic catches of snapper offshore, using pilchards as bait.

 

Tight lines!

Team Tackle World Moruya

Gaye, Graham, Bec, Nathan, Mark and Jade

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