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Report 30/11/17

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:45 pm
by Nicole Penfold
At the Merimbula Wharf some stonker squid remain order of the day. Also reports of Kingfish off Eden and Merimbula Wharf. Australian Salmon are also active, mornings and evenings are the best time to hook up, metal spinners and hard body plastics both work well. Snapper and Morwong can be targeted along our local reefs and respond to bait and soft plastics. A cool current from the south has washed over most of the Flathead grounds and with water temperatures less than 16 degrees activity has certainly slowed down. Luckily Flathead have continued to bite well about the Boyds Tower Reef and also off the Tathra Hotel. Some good size Tiger and Sand Flathead are reported. Near the Kiah River entrance deeper holes in Quarantine Bay are producing Jewfish with a magnificent 28Kg fish reported.

The Bega River was opened last Wednesday and the fishing story has now changed. Great catches of Jewfish from the deeper holes, which held the saltiest water have tapered off but Dusky Flathead are expected to have moved up-river to their normal habitat about the shallows. Bream will certainly be further up-river.

Last Sunday evening visitors and locals were treated to the spectacle of a pair of Pilot Whales close in Merimbula Bay and probably feeding on Prawns from the run-out from Merimbula Lake. There are certainly lots of prawns about. So get your prawning gear ready for the run at the next new moon.

All the estuaries are returning Bream and Trevally, keep a watch for Garfish and big Mullet. Dusky Flathead are responding to soft plastics as well as hard body lures.

Ron & Gael
Tackle World Merimbula
(02) 6495 1681
fishing@tackleworldmerimbula.com.au