Narooma Ocean Hut Compleat Angler report
DASH from the Narooma Ocean Hut Compleat Angler wrote his usual comprehensive report last week – so comprehensive it in fact crashed Facebook!
Just go to the “Narooma Ocean Hut Compleat Angler” Facebook page to get his latest report and photos.
Dash says the beaches and rocks have been a bit quiet so timing your fishing session to the tides and moon as listed in an almanac are going to maximise your efforts.
Coila Lake has slowed a little on the bream as per normal this time of year but still the odd flathead to be caught and most are well over legal size.
Lures seem to be doing most of the damage with small blades and soft plastics in about the 3-inch mark resembling a prawn or a whitebait best.
Tuross Lake is fishing okay for flathead with some cracking sized fish being caught again in the 70cm plus mark.
Live poddy mullet and lures resembling prawns do the trick.
Also in the area closer to the river, there have been a few perch and bream caught from the snags and even possibly the Holy Grail - a jewfish!
Mummaga Lake has a few flathead, tailor and luderick in assorted sizes and a feed can be found for the persistent angler.
Wagonga is fishing well for those able to track down the predators feeding on the bait schools with flathead, tailor and even a jewie underneath.
Darryl reports that a dozen snapper were caught aboard Benny Bolton’s Fish Narooma charter boat Playstation on Saturday.
Looks like the snapper have started turning up as other reports of similar catches have come in over the last few days.
Snapper up to 75cm on fresh stripey and squid have been the go.
There are a few flatties still east of Glasshouse Rocks, but they are hard work - especially if you should stumble on the roving school of tackle-stealing Chinaman's leatherjackets.
The temp at Montague Island was 18 degrees over the weekend, but there was no current and the water was a dull shade of emerald green.
A couple of commercial fishos caught a handful of legal kingfish off Tuross Heads on Thursday, but 90 per cent of the fish were undersize and they seemed to have disappeared by Friday.
Late mail: long-liners have been getting albacore not too far out.
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Bermagui Bait & Tackle fishing report
SNAPPER are probably the highlight for those fishing around and out of Bermagui at the moment.
Scotty from Bermagui Bait & Tackle says he also expects the beaches and surf fishing to come good as the beach worms are back after a short hiaitus.
Up until now the best salmon and tailor fishing has been in the estuaries but the surf fishing should improve.
There were reports of a massive school of salmon in the Wapengo Lake entrance on Sunday.
Sticking inshore, Wallaga Lake is also fishing well for flathead with Scotty and a mate and their kids getting around 40 flathead in a few hours.
It was also good to see some larger flathead around the perfect plate size of 40 to 50cm and even the odd larger fish, because in the past Wallaga had been dominated by small fish.
Down in the Bega River, the flathead fishing has been hot and cold but getting a feed should not be a problem. Estuary perch are also a possibility in this system with a report of an unusual catch of an estuary cod recently.
Tathra Wharf had a showing of salmon late last week and one local angler was adamant he saw a couple of decent kingfish swim past.
With reports of catches of Mowarry Point at Eden, let’s hope these fish make their way up the coast to our local waters.
Squid are also an option off the wharf or any of the rocks close to weed beds around the area.
Like we started off, the snapper have been good at locations such as Goalen Head, where they have also been good morwong and tiger flathead.
Getting out early and anchoring up is one option but drifting the deeper water off the headland has also been working.
Out wide some of the commercial vessels have been picking up the odd yellowfin tuna, but recreational boats have mainly been getting albacore and stripies.
One local angler fishing for mako sharks on Saturday had a marlin swim around their boat all lit up.
Scotty has some great deals on Furuno GPS and sounder combos at the moment.
The Furuno GP-1870F combo units 600w/1Kw have dropped 35 per cent to $1639 (excl. transducer).
For more information about these packages, or to get the latest fishing report or to book a reef or island trip on the Fishbermi.com boat, call Scotty on 0434 357 443.
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Backpackers have fun fishing Narooma
GERMAN backpacker Andreas Wintraken and his girlfriend Linda Heepen are currently staying in Narooma with a friend for a while.
“Nice fishing you've got!” Andreas let us know.
“I just love the Australian fishing. Great fights, big diversity and so many species to target!”
Among his successes has been a luderick caught on fly at the boat ramp at Wagonga Inlet while it was raining.
He and Linda also got into the barracouta that went absolutely mad with a few big salmon some days ago.
“Right when we slipped the boat in, a feeding frenzy began - all the birds were diving in one spot - and each cast was a fight,” he said.
“In the end we caught eight barracouta, a small snapper and a small tailor.
“My girlfriend unluckily lost two really big salmon when they jumped out and a couple of barracouta.
“The barracouta spat out some small baitfish as we landed them.”
All the fish were caught on lures, Andreas using a Nils Master Invincible in 11cm and orange, while Linda used a small 25g metal bait.
Well done guys and we look forward to seeing more of your catches!
Andreas and Linda left the area this week to continue their journey around Australia looking for work.