Report 9/2/17

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 9/2/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:24 am

The game fishing fraternity is poised for a great season with the warm waters of the East Australian Current moving ever southwards. This current brings the game fish into our local waters with a number of reports of Marlin catches off Merimbula and Eden.

Some Snapper and a few Morwong are reported from the Horseshoe Reef area past Haycock and at White Rock from Kianinny, however a plague of Barracouta has seen a large number of anglers have their gear bitten off. It looks like the only solution is to move or try metal traces.

Near shore the main catch remains Ocean Flathead. Good size Sand Flathead are plentiful in the area north past Bithry Inlet, also off the Tura Beach Golf Club, Tura Headland and Bournda, try 12 and 20 fathoms. As for the reefs Barracouta are a problem.

At the Tathra wharf schools of large garfish have been circling together with Frigate Mackerel. Slimy Mackerel continue to provide 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. The larger squid are being taken with bait presented on a beneath a metal spike jig.

Luderick are on the prowl being taken on both green weed and artificial weed. Beat time is early morning or evening as the fish return to shelter. Kingfish have been reported from the Mowarry Point area out of Eden.

Bream 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 remain about the Merimbula Bridge and downs stream . Trevally remain plentiful in the Merimbula front lake and are very responsive to a cubed piece of pilchard

Some very big prawns were reported from Wallagoot Lake. By now the run will have slowed and we look forward to the next dark and run out tides in March.

The Merimbula Big Game and Lakes Club maintain an 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.

Ron & Gael
Tackle World Merimbula
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