ANGLERS in the Narooma Bermagui area remain frustrated that the fishing out wide has been sadly lacking for weeks now.
Darryl Bond at the Narooma Ocean Hut Compleat Angler said it was the old story of “no flow, no go” – but being optimistic that conditions could change and the kingfish make a return to Montague Island.
Beaches have also slowed after fishing well after the last storm, leaving the estuaries to be the pick of the fishing again.
Trio Cody Bond from Narooma, Lucy Wray from Moruya and Brad Garland for Batemans Bay fished for most of the day one day last week in the mid-section of Wagonga Inlet and said it was basically a fish a cast on the tailor.
And when you could get through the tailor, it was other species such as flathead and trevally on the cards, and what they saw on the sounder could have been jewfish.
This was also backed up by another angler coming into the Ocean Hut informing staff of his awesome days fishing in the same area and he had similar markings on his sounder as well.
One would think going by the almanac it should get better as the month goes on and jewies could be on the cards!
Editor Stan Gorton went fishing with Josh Mccue of Bermagui Bait & Tackle one early morning last week, getting some trevally and tailor.
Josh took his son Harley out again this week and they managed to get into the flathead this time.
John Moore from Narooma Fishing Charters meanwhile took a family to Tuross last week scoring eight snapper up to 2.5kg, as well as four mowies and kept about 20 nannygai. They released over 30 smaller nannies.
The water temp was 14.5 with a slight southerly current and there were a heap of barracouta in close but not much elsewhere.
The new FishBermi charter boat operated by Bermagui Bait & Tackle meanwhile has been doing well south of Bermagui, getting snapper to 45cm.
Scotty down at Bermagui Bait & Tackle reported late last week that the tide had eased to almost nothing in close making it hard for those chasing a feed of flathead for the table in close.
Anchoring with berley on the bottom in such conditions should help and allow a few gummies to be landed.
Deeper ground outside the 12-Mile still produced some good sized tiger flathead.
Offshore is looking better as the warm current from the north pushed inside 1000 fathoms.
Only a few albacore and the odd rat yellowfin were caught.
SST's look much better with a bit of current and water to 22 degrees apparent.
A lot of this water remains similar in nature with no real points of difference just yet.
One local long-liner shot out wide of Bermi for 6 solid Yellowfin but no good numbers as yet.
Shark fishing remains the productive option with a number raised today. Laz and crew managed to tag three makos and a blue shark and a few others were also successful. Conditions were okay for deep dropping but the grounds were a little quiet today - Cheers Scotty.