Fishing Report, 16 October 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012 by tackleworldmoruya

Tackle World Moruya - Fishing Report

Date 16 October 2012

Moruya River

VIP member Cruiser fished the river prior to the rain seeing a lot of big bream in the snags all the way up the river but found they were still a little bit timid. Plenty of salmon and tailor around Preddys Wharf on an incoming tide throwing around Arma Twisty and Metalik lures. VIP member Dean has been catching and releasing a few flatties up to 90 cm recently - not a bad effort out of his canoe.


Big trevally and flathead are being caught through the four ways on soft plastics with VIP member Tom catching (and releasing) himself a nice 65 cm flattie on a 100 mm Black and Gold Squidgy Fish. VIP member Noel also reports some catches of flatties with a lot being undersize and those that were legal were also released.  Whiting are starting to bite on poppers, in particular the Strada Viral surface lures. There are a lot of big tailor being caught in the channel in front of the boat shed on large Sguidgy Shads. Stuart Hindson from AUSSIE FISH ESTUARY ADVENTURES has been giving clients the time of their lives with 16 jewies in 4 outings with the best so far from VIP member Evan catching and releasing a beautiful jewie measuring in at 111 cm (all fish were released to play another day).

Beaches and Rocks

Prior to the weather turning bad over the last week there was plenty of luderick being caught off the rocks around the Moruya and Tuross area.  Some good salmon and tailor have also been caught in the gutters along the beaches. Your best bet of a good catch is to throw around some metal slices like Arma Metalik or for those who prefer bait, pilchards on a paternoster rig with a surf popper on the top.


Captain Ron onboard Winda Wopper 1 and 2 reports good catches of flathead while fishing in close off Congo. Ron then moved further out into 35 metres of water to catch snapper between 3-4 kilos - these fish were caught on Squidgy 140 mm Flick Baits and Lucanis jigs. Ron then headed back towards Moruya making use of his sounder to locate and then catch some excellent kingfish using River2Sea jigs. The usual reef fish are still being brought in, with the water temperature sitting at 17 degrees celcius with a mild current running at the time of writing.

New in stock - Drop in store to view our new range of Shimano rods exclusive to Tackle World - we cater for everyone - from light bream fishing gear to 24-37 kg offshore rods. Back in stock are also the Zenelli knives - a set of four super sharp non stick knives, perfect for fishing, camping or cooking at home, for only $40.00.

Have a great week everyone and "remember everyday's a good day for fishing ...!"

Graham, Gaye, Bec, Mark, Nathan and Jade

Team Tackle World Moruya


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