Fishing Report 5/1/12

Thursday, January 05, 2012 by tackleworldmoruya

Hey guys,

Here goes for this week's fishing report.

Moruya River -

The river remains kind to fishermen and women, with great reports piling into the shop.  Flathead and whiting are still being caught from the hospital flat, with the flathead being caught mostly on shallow diving Cranka Lures.  These lures are fantastic, and as such as walking out the door so you better be quick!  If its whiting you're after, stock up on surface lures, such as Zappers and Squidgy Poppers for the biggest catches over the flats.  If you're around the Quarry wharf and down around Preddy's you'll catch plenty of tailor, but make sure you're an early bird because these fish go deep during daylight hours.  The flounder are everywhere in the river, so pick a spot and sling out some prawns or whitebait. The hole in the wall remains fishing well for luderick, which are also from the Quarry wharf down.


Tuross -

Hey kids!  Get out and have a go at the Tuross 'Hooked on Fishing' comp this weekend.  You can register all weekend and if you're lucky enough to start pulling in the big ones, you might find yourself the winner of Tackle World Moruya prizes!  So start doing the dishes and convince Mum and Dad that they should really take you down and let you get in on the fun.  If its details you're after pick up a flyer from Tackle World Moruya and the staff will be happy to fill you in.  Great catches of flathead, bream and nice sized perch are being had from front to back, with the bass further up in the fresh.  With reports of up to 47cm bass, it seems you don't need to be a kid to have fun in Tuross this weekend! Whiting are also hitting fresh beach worms hard down the front and in quality sizes. 


Beaches and Rocks -

Plenty of benito are swimming around the Broulee rocks.  Catch their interest with some Armour metal slices and Twisties for the bigger fish.  Around Goulbourn Workers, the bream, flathead, salmon and tailor are still hitting hard on salted pillies and live beach worms.  The beach worms are squirming right out the door, so make sure you secure your bucket!  Decent sized whiting and salmon are still being pulled in off Broulee beaches.


Offshore -

Captain Ron aboard Winda Woppa I and II joins with Tackle World Moruya in our congratulations to Jack, who is a fishing veteran of 35 years and recently bagged his personal best king fish out in 71 metres of water off Moruya.  Large snapper, mowies and king fish are staying within the 54 metre water mark, which means it's time to throw out your sea anchor!  Be patient however, as all good things take time - which is usually sped up by proper use of some burley.  Out the front of the surf club, around the 12 metre mark, the snapper are responding best to Burkley Gulp 6 inch Nuclear Chicken, with some decent sizes rewarding fishos.  If it's the 30-40 metre mark you're in, it's likely you'll pull in some tiger flathead, fish bait and squid.  Marlin chasers that have ambitions of hitting the shelf should give Ron a call on 0404966607 and book an appointment before they all fill up.


Tackle World VIP Members of the Week -

Congratulations to our VIP Members of the Week Scott and Deano for boating five striped marlin and hooking another three in one incredible morning (and back by one o'clock) on lumo skirts.  Well done boys!

Tackle World Moruya sends their best wishes to Noel, hoping for a speedy recovery and return to the water to fish another day.

Our apologies to customers who have recently tried to contact the shop via phone, as our phone lines our down.  We're battling with the phone companies to ensure you are inconvenienced no longer.  Hopefully we'll be back shortly, but please feel welcome to email us or contact us via our website ( and we will be ever vigilant to respond.


Tight lines, and remember - everyday's a good day for fishing!

Team Tackle World Moruya

Gaye, Graham, Bec, Mark, Nathan and Jade

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