Report 18/9/17

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 18/9/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:33 am

Whales are enjoying their annual migration to Antarctica and windy conditions have seen them really active and putting on a great display. Mothers and calves often come closer inshore and have been sighted at Tura Beach and off Merimbula.

Morwong and a few Snapper remain on the bite at Long Point and Hunter Reef. Pink jellyfish have arrived and some are moving up the Merimbula channel. These herald warmer summer currents with ocean temperatures now up to 16 degrees. Ocean Flathead are now biting well north of Tathra near the pinnacle off Cowdroy Beach at 18-20 fathoms. Try also off Tathra and Tura Beach at 18 fathoms and Haycock at 25 fathoms. The twin hook paternoster rig behind a heavy sinker stirs up the bottom and is great for Flathead.

Good numbers of Salmon and Tailor have reported from Tura, Main, Haycock and Aslings Beach near Eden, best time just after dark. Ideal bait is a full size pilchard on gang hooks. Often the larger Salmon take a popper mounted above the bait.
At the Merimbula Fishing Platform Squid continue to be taken early mornings and mid to late afternoon. Naturally best results are when the winds are quiet. In Merimbula and Pambula Lakes Bream and Trevally together with Dusky Flathead are available, fish the edges of oyster leases or channels. Soft plastics like the red worm and live nippers bring good results. Tailor are relatively abundant early morning and late afternoon.

September heralds the start of the Estuary Perch season. These are a wonderful fighting fish, generally strictly catch and release and with a bag limit of two only. EP’s are a common by-catch while night fishing for Jewfish and respond well to peeled prawns. Don’t use shop bought prawns – remember the white spot virus! During daylight EP’s respond to soft plastics and the best localities are near structures such as rocky points and sunken timber. The place to be is well up the Bega River.

Ron & Gael
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