Report 20/9/18

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Report 20/9/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:20 am

The last week has seen the offshore fishing scene pick up somewhat with the reefs inshore producing some excellent results with snapper numbers on the increase. The reds have been caught on most reefs with Lennard’s Island down South of Pamula a good place to start. Anglers using a mixture of bait and soft plastics have fared best with the majority of fish around the 1.5-2 kilo mark, not huge but great on the plate. There’s been a few gummy sharks come from the same area especially off the hard reef and on the gravel patches that this spot has plenty of. With the full moon only a few days away l’d expect this great action to continue and hopefully only get better. Further offshore the water is 17 degrees or so but changing daily. There’s been plenty of mako sharks about when the seas have allowed fishos to get out there, this next few days will see more boats venture wide and l anticipate there might just be a few SBT or yellowfin about, only time will tell.

Inshore the estuaries are still going great guns with the top lake in Merimbula excellent for big tailor. There’s been a heap around with the majority of fish 40cm and over with plenty of fun to be had. Casting metal shiners to feeding schools is the go, there whereabouts given away by the diving terns so look out for them bombbarding the surface and hang on. Under the bait schools a few decent flathead and legal snapper have fallen victim to anglers casting smaller gub style plastics and soft vibes. You will loose a few to the tailor but you will also be rewarded with the better eating quality fish. Up at Bega River it’s still going strong with bream and estuary perch abundant along the many rock-walls this place has. Thompson’s is still producing with the afternoon bite being productive in Southerly winds. Again this action should continue and with the water temperature slowly rising and around 14-15 degrees things should only get better.

On the beaches the usual areas like Tura and North Tura are good for salmon and some big tailor. Casting an array of metals has been productive with bait fishos getting amongst them also. This moon will see bream and whiting starting to move and feed more as they get more active entering the estuaries once more. The main beach at Merimbula and the mouth of Pambula Lake are both good areas to target with live beach worms and pipi the preferred bait options. Don’t be surprised to see a few gummy sharks and smaller bronze whalers especially from Tura beach. This beach has deep gutters in close at present and l know of several decent bronzies getting hooked there over recent days.

For those with the stones Tura Head is great for drummer once again. They have been slow but have really picked up over the last week as has their size. Using fresh prawns or cabbage has been good and if you can get cunjevoi well you’re in for some fun. If after the pelagics then the main wharf has seen plenty of salmon and tailor around sunrise. The same platform has been OK for squid though they have been hard to get consistent numbers.

Tackle World Merimbula
47 Market St
Ph: 02 6495 1681
tackleworldmerimbula.com.au

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