Report 22/3/17

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Report 22/3/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:15 pm

Game anglers report poor offshore conditions have limited catch and release activity. Hook-ups include Striped Marlin, Dorado and Shark. Best area is the first drop-off out from Merimbula and Eden.

With the moon full Gummy Shark are plentiful at the reef edges and fish of up to about 12kg have been reported. Gummys respond well to fresh Slimys. Morwong remain the staple along our local reefs between Boyds Tower, North Head, Horseshoe and past Haycock and Long Point. Snapper are making their presence known about the reefs off Lennards, North Head, Boyds Tower and southwards past Mowarry. Anchoring and burling is a good way to get into the action. Salmon were schooling near Short Point and also the Tathra and Merimbula wharfs. With whitebait and a float line great Garfish are available at the Tathra wharf. Late last week inshore water temperatures dropped significantly to a low of 17.5 degrees and this has slowed returns, especially Ocean Flathead. We anticipate temperatures to rise again as ocean eddies pass by.

At the Merimbula Fishing Platform the run of Calamari Squid climaxed during the full moon with locals and visitors easily bagging out. The Squid were generally small but succulent! Best time early morning and after dark. At the same time Luderick shut down, possibly due to the moon phase or perhaps the wild seas of late which can wash lots of feed off the rocks.

In the estuaries the Bega River remains open with Bream now gathering in the upper reaches. Good Whiting are on the prowl in all our estuaries and give a wonderful fight when taken from the shallows using nippers or poppers. At Merimbula Bream remain active around the oyster racks; here soft plastics or pilchards are the way to go. Dusky Flathead are on the bite and not affected by the recent drop in ocean temperatures. This coming weekend 25-26 March heralds the Club’s “Dusky Dash for Cash” catch and release tournament with a big roll up anticipated. All cash prizes will be doubled should there be over 80 entries. The Fishing Club doors open at 6.30pm for briefing on Friday evening. Fishing commences 6.00am Saturday. Entry forms are available from McKays Oysters, Tackle World Merimbula and at the Club in Spencer Park.

Ron & Gael
Tackle World Merimbula
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