Report 27/7/18

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Report 27/7/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:50 pm

It’s been a cracking week on the weather front with the next 3 days looking awesome too. It all looks good for those who venture for a fish especially for those venturing offshore.

Anglers fishing the inshore reefs are having a ball with morwong numbers exceptional with some quality fish to 4 kilo amongst them. It’s not uncommon to get a dozen or mowies for a session with a few snapper thrown in to. The reds have been school fish with the average around the kilo mark and getting 4 or 5 fish has been the norm per session. Depending on where you’re fishing will determine the leatherjacket numbers as they have been thick in some areas and causing heaps of havoc and tackle loss for some anglers. Up north at Whitecliffs reef the snapper are excellent if you can get a bait below the leatheries. Yes it’s frustrating but if you persist you will be rewarded. Other areas to try include Lennards down south of Pambula with Long Point worth a look as well.

On the sand the flatties have been good though reports are you have to work through the smaller ones to get you’re bag. Again north of Tura in 45-50 meters straight of Bournda Island has been good. Further offshore there’s little happening with the SBT run all but done. The longliners are still getting fish but they are very wide and out of trailer boats reach. There may still be the odd fish in closer but you will do plenty of miles to find them.

In the estuaries it’s still firing and will continue to do so. The Bega river just north of Tathra is the go place and has been for weeks now. There’s some cracking black bream being caught on a mixture of softies and blades, once you find them you will have plenty of fun. Having a sounder will certainly help here as some days the schooling fish are in deep water and other days in 3-4 meters so having that edge certainly helps. Remember to fish light and expect the bites to be light if using artificials. Those bait fishing in the lower sections around the bridge are catching plenty to with fresh Hawksbury prawns the gun bait at present. Use a light ball sinker just enough to get it down as there’s no current in there at present with the entrance closed.

On the beaches the tides are slightly against us the next few days for the evening fish but perfect for the morning. Salmon is still the word with ample fish chewing on most beaches. The usual haunts like Tura main, North Tura and Haycock are all good with most beaches holding some decent deeper gutters close to shore. The mouth of Merimbula Lake has been good on occasions to, you just have to be there when a school passes along. Casting either a range of stik style soft plastics or smaller metal shiners up to 20 gram should get the desired results.

Off the stones it is very quiet with the flat seas and no wash zones. The only good reports l’ve heard was a few smaller kingfish and bonito one morning from Tathra pier but that only lasted a day. I’d wait for some more swell and hopefully it will improve things along the ocean ledges.

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