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Nicole Penfold
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Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:36 am

February should see the game fishing fraternity active off Merimbula and Eden with reports that Marlin are now on the move southwards in the warm waters of the East Australian Current. They are already plentiful in the Tuross area. Large sharks are being reported inshore with occasional beach closures.

Near shore the main catch is Ocean Flathead. Flathead are plentiful in the Tathra area and north past Bithry Inlet, also off the Tura Beach Golf Club, Tura Headland and Bournda, try 12 and 22 fathoms. There are a few nice Gurnard with the Flathead. Some Snapper and a few Morwong are reported from the Horseshoe Reef area past Haycock and at White Rock from Kianinny. Just be mindful of the coota and Leatheries around at the moment.
Trevally remain plentiful in the Merimbula front lake and are very responsive to a cubed piece of pilchard. Best time is the last two hours of the run out tide. Bream and Trevally are active around the oyster racks; here soft plastics are the way to go. The lakes are holding Tailor and trolling small bibbed lures is the best option.

Trevally and Slimy Mackerel are providing lots of fun for both locals and visitors at the Merimbula Fishing Platform together with a few Squid. Best time for Squid is early morning and evening to night. Try dark green prawn like jigs to emulate the prawn run. Luderick are patchy being taken on both green weed and artificial weed. Kingfish have been sighted on patrol.

Exceptionally good runs of prawns are reported from Merimbula and Wallagoot Lake. By now the run will have slowed and we look forward to the next dark and run out tides in February.

Dont forget to pop into the Merimbula Fishing open house at Spencer Park, every Friday evening commencing 6.30 pm. Visitors are very welcome. Come and enjoy the fishing report, the ambience, friendship and lovely views with very competitive bar prices. Darragh Reynolds is your scheduled host. All enquires to John McKay on 0427 639 585. Membership Application, Membership Renewal and everything you need to know about local fishing is on the Club’s Website

Lure of the week: Pro Lure SF62 surface walker. The preferred colour on the Bream is Canary

Ron & Gael
Tackle World Merimbula
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