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Nicole Penfold
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Report 16/3/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:57 pm

Game Fishers report magnificent Dorado at the FADS

Game anglers report multiple hook ups of some excellent Striped Marlin along the first drop off out from Merimbula and Eden. These fish are mostly tagged and released for future research and to maintain a sustainable fishery. Near the FADS sizeable Dorado (Mahi Mahi) in the 2-4kg range are providing great catches and lots of excitement.

Some very large Morwong are reported from the Boyds Tower Reef, Horseshoe Reef area past Haycock and Long Point. With the moon full Gummy Shark are plentiful at the reef edges. Gummys respond well to fresh Slimys. Snapper are moving northwards and it looks like a great season is opening up. The largest Snapper landed during the Eden Amateur Fishing Club Competition was a huge 4.25Kg. Snapper are currently plentiful at the reef off Lennards, Boyds Tower and southwards past Mowarry. Anchoring and burling is a good way to get into the action. Schools of Kingfish are now fairly common in the Mowarry area. Salmon were schooling near North Head and about Short Point and also the Tathra and Merimbula wharfs. Good Sand Flathead remain plentiful in the area off Tura Headland, Bournda, White Rock, Cowdroys and Bithry Inlet, try a little shallower at 11 to 15 fathoms.

At the wharfs; the run of Calamari Squid continues with early morning the best time. At Merimbula Luderick are running well though catches are patchy. Artificial weed is doing the job. Best time is early morning on their way out or evening as the fish return from the headlands. Good Salmon are also making their presence felt.

Large tailor remain on the bite in both Merimbula and Pambula Lakes. Silver spinners and trolling small bibbed lures are the best options. Good Whiting are on the prowl and give a wonderful fight when taken from the shallows using poppers. Bream remain active around the oyster racks; here soft plastics are the way to go. Watch out for octopus!

A good number of Dusky Flathead were landed in the Eden Competition showing they are on the bite! This augurs well for the Club’s strictly catch and release tournament the “Dusky Dash for Cash” tournament scheduled for the weekend of 25-26 March. Fishing commences 6.00am Saturday. With a tremendous $500 cash first prize, all results are based on length photographed on a conventional “brag mat”. Entry forms are available from McKays Oysters, Tackle World Merimbula and the Club in Spencer Park.

Ron & Gael
Tackle World Merimbula
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