Report 10/5/18

McCallum's Tackle World
47 Kinghorne st
Nowra, NSW 2541
Ph: (02) 4421 2418
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 10/5/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri May 18, 2018 9:41 am

So now that everything is starting to cool down, EG water and air temps, the fishing too is starting to slow a little in certain areas. When this starts happening it’s time to maybe look at different fishing options or changing your tactics a little.

The Shoalhaven River is still producing good numbers of small jew but not too much in the way of larger fish. Still the Samaki Vibilitiuos is accounting for most fish in several different colour variations. Bream have been quiet in the river but there are still a few flatties biting on nippers and small soft plastics.

In Jervis Bay there are some squid but the good old leather jacket brigade have moved in making it frustrating and expensive as they either half eat your squid as you’re bringing it in or attack your jig and nip it off before you can get it out of the water.

Outside the bay there have been really good numbers of flatties around the 50-60cm size which are perfect for the table. The guys fishing for these are having the same dramas as the squiders with jackets and toads taking a lot of the gear. The snapper snatcher type rigs are working well on the flatties when you can get them to the bottom with multiple fish coming aboard on a single drop.

On the shelf last weekend there was a nice Yellowfin caught by Tackle World customer Brad Hillarie...Brad was in the shop during the week getting all his gear organised and his first time out yellowfin fishing he nailed an awesome fish just shy of 60kg gilled and gutted. What a way to start your yellowfin fishing career, might as well give up now and try your hand at another species.

Off the beaches there have been the usual run of tailor and salmon and some nice flattys during the daytime in the close in gutters on a full tide taking whitebait and pillys. There have also been some big schools of baitfish along the backs of some of our beaches with larger fish smashing through them and reports of even bigger fish smashing threw them.

Well it’s that time of the year again where if you are into it you should be thinking about digging out the winter woollies and heading for trout country. The June long weekend is fast approaching! It is very dry out that way though so any rain would be much welcomed and would no doubt be a good thing for the fishing. The Eucumbene is very low so hopefully this weekend produces either snow or rain to help the flow along.

We have all the gear you need in the shop to go trout fishing from lines , leaders, rods, reels and of course flies, so if you’re a newbie or a veteran come in and see us hopefully we can help you out!

McCallum's Tackle World
47 Kinghorne St, Nowra
Ph: (02) 4421 2418

Brad with his first Yellowfin Tuna.

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