Report 22/6/18

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Report 22/6/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:01 pm

The last few days has seen some terrific weather with flat seas, little wind and heaps of fish especially for those anglers fishing offshore for the larger pelagic species. Southern Blufin tuna is the word on every sports fishers lips with these speedsters turning up in solid numbers over recent days. The tuna are not huge with the average fish around the 40-50 kilo mark but there's still been plenty in the 70-80 kilo bracket being captured. A lot depends on luck as to what size your catching as each patch of tuna seems to have different weight catergories as to speak. Regardless of this there's plenty to be caught though a 50 kilometer trek is needed to get to the fishing grounds. Most fish are falling to trolled skirted pushers with a few on bibbed minnows to though it's interesting that one local boat had them under the boat yesterday on the cube for a few hours and left them biting they caught that many. This action is great to see and with the water temperature around 18.5 degrees these guys just might hang around for a bit longer yet, here's hoping so. Closer to shore the flatties are going gang busters on the sand with water depths of 40-45 meters seeming best this past week. There's still a few gummy sharks and the odd snapper over the gravel so if your after a feed it shouldnt be to hard at the minute. Better spots seem to be straight off Tura Head or the Sticks down south off Pambula.

In the estuaries the lower sections in the channels in Merimbula Lake have been solid for trevally with local guru Sam getting 15 nice fish a few days back. He was fishing with soft plastics next to the bridge with a few fish around the 47cm mark which are crackers on light gelspun gear. With the colder water these guys will hang around all Winter and will be readily available. I'd expect to see a few salmon starting to enter the system also with tailor also on the cards. Up in the top lake it has slowed up but you will still catch fish if you fish lighter. There's still some nice flatties around the margins with trevally plentiful plus a few decent bream on the gravel in the middle of the lake.

The beaches have slowed up the last few days with the flat seas and no swell making it difficult for beach anglers. There's still the odd salmon and bream being caught in the deeper gutters off Haycock beach but you do have to work for them. I suspect it will get better once we get some swell and wash on the beaches, as soon as it picks up we will let you know. Off the rocks Short Point has been good for drummer with a few blackfish thrown in to. Using a little burley with fresh cabbage weed or cunjovi as bait has been the go, the pigs have been nice fish to with a few around the 2 kilo being caught this past week. At that size they pull hard and are even better on the plate.

Ron & Gael Vanderdrift

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