Report 26/5/17

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 26/5/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri May 26, 2017 4:35 pm

Catches of Snapper have improved off our local reefs including White Rock out from Kianinny, Long Point, Haycock, Lennards Island and Mowarry Point. Together with the Snapper, Morwong remain on the bite. The scourge of oceanic green toads seems to have passed although Couta are still active. Good Ocean Flathead can be taken off Long Point at about 24 Fathoms and remain on the chew at the usual spots off Bithrys, White Rock, Bournda Island and Tura Headland. Reef fish went completely off the bite last Sunday with anglers struggling to land even a Wrasse! What was the reason, a drop on water temperature or that we were right beneath a localised high pressure system?

Large Kingfish have been taken from Mowarry Point. Evening fishing at the northern end of Short Point Beach near Tura Headland has seen some excellent Australian Salmon catches with salted pilchards a useful bait. Night fishing off Merimbula Beach at the sticks opposite the Airport is also seeing good Salmon and large Tailor.

At the Merimbula Fishing Platform Australian Salmon and Tailor are providing excellent sport for locals and visitors alike! The Luderick run seems to have expired although both Luderick and Drummer are available from the rocks at Merimbula, Short Point and Tura Headland. Usual baits are cabbage weed and cunjevoi. Rock fishing anglers are advised to wear lifejackets especially during
heavy seas.

Pambula Lake remains hot with great Trevally and Tailor. In all the estuaries Dusky Flathead as well as Trevally, Tailor & Bream can be found. Soft plastics or burley and pilchards are the way to go. Bega River is best for Bream but unfortunately Chinamen Leatherjackets have swarmed into Merimbula Lake and anglers can find it almost impossible to get their baits to the bottom.
Coming events include this weekend’s Merimbula Big Game and Lakes Angling Club’s annual Snapper Classic with a magnificent first prize of $1,000 cash due to support by Caltex Merimbula . Briefing and entries at the Clubhouse on Friday, doors open 6.30pm. In early June the Club’s annual Game Fishing event; the Merimbula Open Game Fishing Tournament kicks off on the 10th.


Ron & Gael
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