Report 19/1/18

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 19/1/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:09 pm

Its been a pretty windy last few days making it difficult to fish offshore but the next 3-4 days looks promising on the weather front. Before the blow the inshore bottom fishing was excellent with both sand and tiger flathead in great numbers. It wasn’t unusual for boats to get their bags inside a few hours with double headers occurring regulary. On the gravel edges snapper have been good with morwong, pigfish and the odd kingfish from the reefs. Both Long Point and Haycock has fished well and it should only get better after the blow. Further offshore the marlin action was pretty good before the weather, l suspect it will be the same when the game crews get out there.

On the beaches the salmon action has hotted up after the last month being quite tough. Most beaches are holding fish with Tura and North Tura the pick. Anglers using paternoster rigs with a bait/popper combination have fared well. Those after a feed can expect plenty with whiting in cracking numbers. There’s been several people through the shop that have caught a dozen or more nice eaters with Merimbula main the beach to fish. Beach worms and pipi the preferred baits to fish.

The estuaries continue to fire with flathead, trevally, flounder and bream all chewing at times. Both the main basins in Pambula and Merimbula Lake are worth a look, concentrate your efforts around the ribbon weed margins with 3-5 meters the go. Casting a range of soft plastics and blades will work with fresh prawns and nippers being ideal for the bait anglers. The channels in both systems are holding plenty of trevally with the odd flathead and bream as well. If your after some sport then casting surface walkers or poppers is ideal for whiting and bream. Fishing the flooding tide is best from half up to full with the flats in both systems producing solid results. The upper reaches of the Bega River is excellent for bass, both surface presentations and spinnerbaits getting plenty of fish.

We have the New moon at present on the lunar cycle so prawning is very high on peoples lists. They have been very active with Wallagoot Lake just past Tura Beach the stand-out lake at present. The lower reaches on the Bega River is worth a look to especially on the draining tide on the Eastern side of the Mogareeka bridge.

Ron & Gael
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