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Report 9/2/18

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:58 pm
by Nicole Penfold
Inshore the flathead action has been excellent with the 35-40m line straight off Tura Head and Haycock Point a good place to start.
Getting your bags of fresh fillets hasn't been to hard with the majority of fish being sandies with the odd bigger tiger thrown in.
There's been a few gummy sharks caught in the same areas with snapper being a little sporadic at present on the reefs but plenty of morwong available. Further offshore the marlin action has slowed up but that will cahange this week with a good weather window for Friday to Monday coming up. This will see plenty more boats venturing wide and more marlin caught. The 70 fathom line east is the place to fish for stripes but l wouldn't be surprised to see a few black marling from the 40 fathom line. There's a lot of bait there so definitely worth a look.

The estuaries continue to produce with Merimbula and Pambula both very good. The channels in both systems are holding plenty of trevally, bream, whiting and flathead with tailor numbers increasing also. Casting smaller soft plastics will work with tuna cubes and worms ideal for the bait soakers. The next few nights will be awesome for prawning. The NEW moon is nearly here so get out and get amongst them.

The prawns are getting to a decent size now with Wallagoot certainly the better place to go. The lower sections around the entrance on the Bega River is also worth a look on the run out tide. If you persist you will be rewarded with a quality feed.

There's some nice bass coming from Brogo Dam on surface cicada imitations with spinnerbaits and deep running hard bodies getting plenty when the sun gets up. The fish aren't huge with 30-35cm the norm but still a stack of fun on the light gelspun tackle.

The ocean rocks are really firing up with kings, bonito and salmon coming from Long Point, Merimbula wharf and Tura Head just north of
Merimbula. Casting a range of shiners to 60 gram will work, with whole pilchards fished on ganged hooks getting the desired results also.
If you're after a feed of whiting then main beach Merimbula is where you need to go This bit of shallow water has been excellent this past
week with beachworms and pipi the preferred baits. Remember to fish light tackle though, these little speedsters can be finicky at times
and those anglers doing best are fishing light running sinker rigs.

Ron & Gael
Tackle World Merimbula
(02) 6495 1681
fishing@tackleworldmerimbula.com.au