WARMER weather coupled with some north-easterly winds seems to help those out in search of table fish such as sand and tiger flathead and this week was no exception.
A few squid can still be caught in the bay when the waters are clear and the tide is running up.
The staple are 3.5 inch squid jigs fished in close over the weed beds.
High-end jigs are not necessary, and local favourites are Sasuke, EGI Dart Drive and Ikuza which all retail for $12 or less.
Longer lighter leaders can be the difference most days and 8 to 14lb Fluorocarbon certainly gives you the edge. Leaders over 2m in length are fine.
The salmon in Wallaga Lake has eased of but they do move in and out of the system every few days.
We are starting to see a few blue swimmmer crabs taken by those fishing with bait from the bank, which is usually a signal to many to start putting some pots out.
You are allowed five “witches hats” or one crab pot per person.
Make sure you have your name and address clearly labelled on your nets or crab trap float.
There is still a few drummer and salmon to be had from the rocks with the odd bream also in the wash.
Offshore waters have warmed slightly, the tide was running north from the Kink and barely and little current movement below that.
There were a few blue eye landed on Sunday after a few week of little to no capture other than ribbon fish.
The sea-surface temperature charts show water of 19 degrees slowly pushing down from wide of Tuross.
In the meantime, the odd albacore should start to show and mako fishing can pick up also. Staff member Michael landed three on the weekend, which were tagged and released.
In store, there are a few new items in stock including the much anticipated Generation Black rods series from Daiwa which at well under $200 and are already ready proving themselves on the water.
These match up nicely on the newly arrived Shimano Symetre, which boasts a new look and feel.
So you can basically put a combo together that will meet the need on many for well under $350 that will certainly perform equal to or better than some outfits we all spent $400 to $500 on a few years back.
The Brogo Bash Bash is coming up on November 30 to December 2.
Entries close November 9. All monies raised from the tournament go toward restocking Brogo Dam itself.
Fees are $110 for Adults and $50 for children, which includes a shirt, hat, great food and camping fees.
Further enquiries may be directed to Darren on 0427 934 688. Entry forms are available in store.
A $2 a ticket raffle is also underway to be drawn on the tournament weekend for a 2012 Hobie Mirage Outback Kayak.
Scotty, Josh, Michael and Laurie
Bermagui Bait & Tackle
Narooma Sport & Game Fishing Club news
WHAT a beautiful Sunday! The seas were almost flat, the sun was shining, but where were all the fishermen?
The dutiful members of Marine Rescue were manning the sausage sizzle at Apex boat ramp were waiting to feed them and instead catered for the walkers and joggers enjoying the warm spring weather
Those who did go out caught flathead and kingfish.
The kingies were to the north around Potato Point and were mainly taking plastics and lures.
Montague Island provided mainly flathead.
The surf beaches provided good size Australian salmon, a few flathead and small undersize snapper were caught in the lake.
If the weather is good next week you should go out, give the Marine Reuse sausage sizzle a try at Apex boat ramp.
It’s good value and helps raise some much needed funds.
Marine Rescue is also raffling an aluminium tinny complete with outboard and trailer, and tickets are available at the Apex sausage sizzle.
- Terry Vincent
VIP Member Tom has been catching good flathead on the shallow flats above the bridge and around the airport on Squidgies. Lobby's in the Dusk colour were the lure of choice. Tackle World Team member Nathan has been catching some nice bream and whiting in the shallow sections of Moruya, throwing around Strada Viral 50 mm and 70 mm poppers. There have also been some quality tailor being caught from Preddys Wharf upto Quarry Wharf. Arma Metalik and Twisty metal slices are doing the job.
Team member Jade and VIP member Tom fished the lake over the weekend catching and releasing some good sized flathead (all around the 60 cm size) wading the flats. Squidgie bloodworm and lava wrigglers in 100 mm seemed to be the choice for the flatties on that particular day! There are plenty of good size tailor through the main channel of Tuross and around the four-ways. A lot of flathead have schooled up around the entrance to Borang, with the jewies still being chased in the narrows.
Beaches and Rocks:
Good drummer, salmon and luderick are being caught off the headlands both up and down the coast, with some nice school sharks on the beach of an evening.
The kingies are around and biting at the moment with VIP member Spider and Captain Ron from Winda Woppa 1 and 2 smashing the kingfish on knife jigs straight out the front of Moruya River in about 35–45 metres of water, with some good tiger flathead off the backs of the beaches. Also out wide we have received great reports of albacore around the 10 Kilo mark.
This week’s VIP ONLY special
Berkley Drop Shot Nibble Tip combo’s complete with a free spool of Fireline!!
NEW STOCK JUST ARRIVED!!
We have just received the brand new Paul Worsterling Shimano T-Curve graphite rods. Three piece Travel rods are also available within this range.
The brilliant new Paul Worsterling NANO rods (made exclusively by Shimano for Tackle World stores) have just arrived in store today and we have people lining up to make sure they secure one of these rods! What has been delivered in store around Australia is all there is at the moment, so if you want to get your hands on something special you better be QUICK!! These rods range in size from a 7021 bream through to 7062 Snapper. Recommended retail throughout the whole range is $169.00!! WHAT AN AWESOME PRICE FOR A ROD OF THIS QUALITY!!!
Have a great week everyone and “remember everyday’s a good day for fishing ...!”
Tackle World Moruya has now joined facebook! So go to www.facebook.com/tackleworldmoruya to check the site for updates on specials and great photos! Have a great week everyone and “remember everyday’s a good day for fishing ...!”
Team Tackle World Moruya
Graham, Gaye, Bec, Mark, Nathan and Jade
Rob Paxevanos – Ticking the kayak fishing bucket list
WHAT is the list of the top species kayakers can aspire to catch around the region.
Well this no easy task because different people enjoy chasing different types of fish, and furthermore your personal choices also change over time. Not to mention I have only tried a small percentage of what I believe is on offer.
So I have penned a small selection of some of my favourite captures to date, along with some information on this and other species that are easier (or harder) to capture.
CANBERRA: A Capitals kayaker’s biggest challenge: While I have no fixed address for much of the year, my base is in the Nation’s capital, and there is some great fishing on offer.
Start with species like redfin, golden perch or trout which can be caught trolling or casting. Carp are common and easiest to catch on bait, but will also take lures and flies.
Aspire to the mighty Murray cod, our country’s largest freshwater fish.
I’ve caught some good ones nudging 50 pounds but between interstate trips I have been dabbling with one topping the 70 pound mark in a kayak - these bigger cod take time; but what an excuse to get out on the water!
NSW: Inland angling species are the similar as those for the ACT, except for one very notable addition the mighty Bass which will take you to some of the most amazing lakes and rivers in Australia.
Wild river bass are something all kayakers should try, it is the birth place of kayaking in Australia born by necessity. The best bass are beyond where hikers can get!
SALTWATER: Start in the estuaries for species like flathead, bream, sand whiting and tailor.
Aspire to the jewfish once you have the earlier mentioned mastered. Can you believe that just eight years ago, people were saying that it was impossible to regularly catch jewfish from a kayak.
Now it is the best way I know how, and with just a little instruction my less experienced fishing friends and daughters catch them regularly.
Hot spots on the south coast include the Clyde, Wagonga as detailed in my instructional DVDs.
OFFSHORE: Once you have gained some sea going experience, the fishing out here is worth it.
Start spinning and trolling for species like salmon, tailor, bonito and smaller kingfish. One of my favourites is hiding behind a headland the bigger boats can’t get because the nearest ramp is 10 kilometres of heavy chop away…this means I have the snapper on softy fishing all to myself.
Aspire to whatever you like-most of my kayak billfish have come from NSW. But more common are XL kingfish, XL mack tuna and other hard fighting pelagic, many of which come down with the warm currents each summer and autumn. Sail yaks are the fastest growing part of the offshore game fishing scene these days. All makes sense when you have tried one.
See you on the water,
MEET ROB: Rob Paxevanos will be at the South Coast Caravan Camping and Holiday Expo in Batemans Bay this Friday at 3pm at the Winnebago Stand. Rob will be doing a talk on local fishing techniques and looks forward to meeting local fans.