PHOTOS: The NSW South East Fish Files

Updated April 28 2014 - 2:43am, first published October 3 2013 - 6:30pm
Catch of the Day (April 28): Avon Rollason of Bega sent us this photo of her 30cm bream caught in the Bega River on Sunday.
NEIL’S WIFE: Neil's wife from Melbourne went fishing with Charter Fish Narooma getting into the kings on Monday. The boat bagged out by 8.30am. If you are Neil's wife, sorry they guys didn't get your name - let us know what it is and ps great fish! (9/4/14)
SHALLOW KING: Roy with a solid Montague Island kingfish caught with Wazza and Lighthouse Charters last week, it's the biggest fish he has ever caught and they got it in only 14m of water - well done Roy and Waz! (9/4/14)

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EDITOR’S CATCH: Narooma News editor Stan Gorton got out for some kayak fishing on Corunna Lake on Sunday and lost count of the mostly small dusky flathead he caught on soft plastics. (9/4/14)
NEIL’S WIFE: Neil's wife from Melbourne went fishing with Charter Fish Narooma getting into the kings on Monday. The boat bagged out by 8.30am. If you are Neil's wife, sorry they guys didn't get your name - let us know what it is and ps great fish! (9/4/14)
NEIL’S KINGFISH: Neil and his wife from Melbourne went fishing with Charter Fish Narooma getting into the kings on Monday. The boat bagged out by 8.30am. (9/4/14)
COMMERCIAL BAG: Bermagui commercial fisherman Jason Moyce reported on his Facebook catching an incredible 1200kg of kingfish in two days at Montague Island. (9/4/14)
NAROOMA CHARTERS: Chris Dass with his king caught on Sunday with Narooma Charters. (9/4/14)
RAINY KINGS: The Lindsay Higgins bucks day boys with some of the nice kings caught on Saturday with Narooma Charters braving the wind and rain can provide dividends. John Stevens is pictured in foreground right with his 87cm king. (9/4/14)
COL'S KING: Wazza, and his crew including brother Col Stubbs of Narooma who was out for a play day killed it again on Tuesday with some hefty kingfish at Montague Island. (9/4/14)
LIGHTHOUSE KINGS: Lighthouse Charters on Tuesday experienced the great run of kingfish currently on at Montague Island off Narooma. (9/4/14)
KING: ACTION: Clients on Lighthouse Charters on Tuesday experiencing the great run of kingfish currently on at Montague Island off Narooma. (9/4/14)
ZAC KING: Zac from Noosa went out on Lighthouse Charters on Tuesday experiencing the great run of kingfish currently on at Montague Island off Narooma.(9/4/14)
NICE KING: Punters Keith and the boys from Sydney aboard Lighthouse Charters with Wazza got a nice mixed bag at Montague Island on Sunday. (2/4/14)
SYDNEY COPS: This group of Sydney policemen got stuck into some kingies on Playstation managing eight legals and a couple bonito last Thursday. (2/4/14)
NICK FLATHEAD: Nick Cowley got out in the muddy water in Wagonga Inlet getting a few descent fish, including this flathead. (2/4/14)
LITTLE YELLOWFIN: Gus Patmore and his little yellowfin caught on Brett McDonald’s boat on Sunday afternoon off Bermagui. (2/4/14)
LIGHTHOUSE KINGS: Perry, a commercial fisherman on holidays from Victoria, went out with Wazza on Lighthouse Charters getting some nice kingfish and also some nice snapper on live bait! (2/4/14)
DESCENT SNAPPER: Matt from Sydney with a great snapper around 4kg caught on Nitro with Charter Fish Narooma on Saturday, and it was one of 20! (2/4/14)
BLUE PAIR: Luke Cathor and Brett McDonald with a 10kg and 12kg blue eye cod. (2/4/14)

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PHOTOS: The NSW South East Fish Files
BIG SALMON: A very proud and excited Ruben, 10, with his 70cm salmon caught Sunday night fishing with his dad Toni Colom. “One very happy boy with very sore arms this morning!” Mum says. (2/4/14)
BIG BLUE: Hunter McDonald and his 12kg blue eye cod caught at the Bunga Canyons last week. (2/4/14)
ALEX TAILOR: Alex Krantz got out in the muddy water in Wagonga Inlet getting a few descent fish, including this nice tailor. (2/4/14)
HUGE NZ KING: Barry Donnan with a nice New Zealand kingfish caught at the Coromandel, New Zealand. (26/3/14)
MONDAY KINGS: Terry and Sam from Leeton, and Joe and Tony from Canberra with a few of their 17 kingfish caught on Monday aboard 'Aquanaut' from Narooma Fishing Charters. (26/3/14)

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EDITOR CATCH: Editor Stan Gorton got into the surface kingfish action last week using a Gulp soft plastic, finally getting a keeper! (26/3/14)
DEREK’S PERCH: Derek “Paffoh” Steel with a fine brace of Clyde River Estuary Perch. (26/3/14)
KING GROUP: Playstation had 23 fish and Nitro with 20 on Friday along with releasing many nice fish, these boys from Sydney were stoked!! (19/3/14)
BIGGEST SALMON: Dave Moran with his thumper 2.98kg salmon weighed in at the Narooma Sport and Game Fishing Club ANSA tournament. (14/3/14)
MUM’S CATCH: Faye Hanson from the Nowra Sports Fishing Club with her tailor the biggest 0.58kg caught on 1kg line in Wagonga Inlet on Saturday. (14/3/14)
SALMON BOYS: Paul Cooper from South Sydney and James Knight from the Burwood RSL fishing club with the salmon they caught off the Mystery Bay rocks.

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PROUD HENRY: Henry Durnan, aged 3, enjoyed a morning of fishing with his dad. He was particularly proud of his flathead. . 14/3/14
PLAYSTATION KINGS: Ryan, Nat, Angus, Margaret and Chris Cambel from Cooma with 11 legal kingies and a nice feed of reef fish caught on the Playstation on Sunday. 14/3/14
EDITOR CATCH: Narooma News editor Stan Gorton got this great snapper at Montague Island last week on a Gulp Jerkshad soft plastic in Pink Shine! (5/3/14)
GIRL CATCH: Imagine, Bec, Effie and Vanessa from Canberra on a girls weekend away proved that the boys don’t have all the fun enjoying a great kingfish bite last Sunday with Wazza and Simon of Lighthouse Charters. (5/3/2014)
DIGGER PB: Digger Cowie jagged a PB 80cm flattie on a vibe in Wagonga Inlet - pity he didn't get it during last week’s Narooma Flathead Classic comp! (5/3/2014)
BUTCHER’S MARLIN: Local Narooma butcher Dave White with his striped marlin – well done to Whitey. (5/3/2014)

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ANOTHER AMBERJACK: Ian Jamieson hooked an amberjack in the Clyde River last week – this follows a couple being hooked in Wagonga Inlet. (5/3/2014)
SECRET SNAPPER: With the no tide at the island on the weekend, Wazza and Simon of Lighthouse Charters decided to head north to a secret snapper location and put smiles on the punters faces with some nice Reddies! Pictured is Johno of Canberra with his catch. (5/3/2014)
EDITOR CATCH: Narooma News editor Stan Gorton got this leatherjacket on a jig at Montague Island last week - see the story on leatherjackets in the news section of this website! (5/3/14)
EDITOR CATCH: Narooma News editor Stan Gorton got this Australian bass in a Narooma dam last week. (5/2/14)
EDITOR CATCH: Narooma News editor Stan Gorton got this nice bream on the Bega River last week. (5/3/14)
EDITOR CATCH: Narooma News editor Stan Gorton got some amazing shots of seals feeding on leatherjackets. See the story in the news section of this website... (5/3/14)

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EDITOR CATCH: Narooma News editor Stan Gorton got this colourful bream on the Tuross River last week. (5/2/14)
EDITOR CATCH: Narooma News editor Stan Gorton got this dusky flathead on the Bega River. (5/3/14)
DOZEN KINGS: Boys from Wagga managed a dozen legal kings out at Montague Island today on Playstation. (16/2/2014)
WAGONGA BREAM: Nick Cowley on his day off from skipper on Playstation fished Wagonga last week getting a nice bream on a hard-body lure. (13/2/2014).
INLET SNAPPER: Alex Krantz with a decent Wagonga Inlet snapper taken on a small 80mm bloodworm wriggler. (13/2/2014).
WAGONGA FLATHEAD: Nick Cowley on his day off from skipper on Playstation fished Wagonga last week getting a nice dusky flathead. (13/2/2014).

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GOOD DAY: Nathan and Archie Stoll, Ben and Fergus Howard from Wagga managed 10 legal kingfish (between 6 and 7kg) on the Playsation on Thursday at Montague Island where the water colour and temp had improved - mostly taken on jigs. (15/2/2014)
GOOD DAY: Nathan and Archie Stoll, Ben and Fergus Howard from Wagga managed 10 legal kingfish (between 6 and 7kg) on the Playsation on Thursday at Montague Island where the water colour and temp had improved - mostly taken on jigs. (15/2/2014)
NICE KING: Nathan Stoll and his nice kingfish caught on Narooma charter boat Playstation on a jig at Montague Island. (15/2/2014)
KINGIE BOYS: Boys from Canberra and Wagga managed five legal kingfish fishing on Playstation on Saturday with seals taking a few better size fish. (16/2/2014)
CLUB MORWONG: Phil Boneham at the Tuross fishing club with a very pleasing brace of Morwong. (12/2/14)
FIRST SNAPPER: Young Benjamin on his very first fishing trip showed everyone how it was done with a catch of snapper, mowies, kingfish and flathead while on Lighthouse Charters, well done Ben! (5/2/14)

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BERMI FLATHEAD: John Moore of Shepparton, Vic caught this big flathead on the Bermagui River on live bait. Catch and release as all should do with fish of this size, he says. We have been coming to Bermi for many years and love the South Coast. (5/2/14)
BIG SANDY: Local Bill Davis with a big 55cm sand flathead. If anyone catches an exceptionally large tiger flathead, please send a photo to the paper. (5/2/14)
BOWLO CREW: NSSC Bowlo Fishing Club members Col Armstrong, Paul Naylor and John King with snapper, up to almost 2kg, and flathead taken on board Narooma Fishing Charters. (5/2/14)
WALLAGA BREAM: A big bream on soft plastics, like this ripper caught at Wallaga Lake by Lee Georgeson, is a milestone for any angler. (5/2/14)
FISHING DOG: Check out Bella the fishing dog, Max Castle and Bruno Fabbo in their boat at Lavender Bay on Tuross Lake. We’re not sure if they caught anything. (5/2/14)
LIGHTHOUSE KING: Duncan from Sydney had a top morning on the kingfish on the north end of Montague Island with Wazza and Simon of Lighthouse Charters with six keeper kingies and over 40 kingfish released on yet another hot bite on Monday. Jigs and live slimies proved to be the best. (5/2/14)

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BOWLO CREW: NSSC Bowlo Fishing Club members Col Armstrong, Paul Naylor and John King with snapper, up to almost 2kg, and flathead taken on board Narooma Fishing Charters. (5/2/14)
LIGHTHOUSE CHARTER: Skipper Warren "Wazza" Atkinson and his happy clients at Montague Island on Saturday morning with their kingfish haul. (5/2/14)
BAIT BALL; Check out this bait ball that Capt. Andy on The Sheriff encountered off Tuross the other day! 29/1/14
LIGHTHOUSE KINGFISH: Sammy Jeffery from Junee with a cracker kingfish the biggest of five caught at Montague last Wednesday with Wazza & Simon of Lighthouse Charters. The punters enjoyed a great morning of rod bending action releasing over 40 fish on a hot bite on the north end of the island. 29/1/14
HARRY FISH: Narooma fisherman Harry de Haas with a very colourful butterfly gurnard he caught along with an Esky full of flathead on Australia Day. 29/1/14
POPPER BASS: Weather kept Playstation skipper Nick Cowley off the water on Friday afternoon, so he snuck out to the Tuross River to get this nice bass on a Sigler popper in the rain. 24/1/14

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TONY KINGFISH: Tony from inland NSW on Charter Fish Narooma’s Playstation on Thursday with his nice keeper kingfish. The boys managed to get two fish up to 90cm past the seals. 24/1/14
LAURIE BASS: Laurie from Bermagui not only caught his first ever bass, he also got the biggest fish of the day on Brogo Dam, just over 40cm, on Thursday fishing TT Spinnerbaits at the bank. 24/1/14
EDITOR CATCH: Narooma News editor Stan Gorton with his best bass from a session on Brogo Dam on Thursday afternoon fishing TT Spinnerbaits at the bank. 24/1/14
SHERIFF SNAPPER: Steve and Kane from Victoria got into the snapper off Tuross on Saturday fishing with Capt. Andy on The Sheriff. Capt. Andy and his guests had another great day on Monday getting 11 snapper and lots of other fish. 29/1/14
Lalit Prasad proudly displays the Australia Day Catch! A great mornings fishing with Wazza & Simon of Lighthouse Charters Narooma. Looks like fish for dinner! 29/1/14
MIXED CATCH: What a day at Montague Island on board The Sheriff with Capt. Andy Legg. Alex and family from Canberra got 14 long fin perch, 68 mowie, five flathead, six leatherjackets, 30+ Bernard perch and 11 snapper! 29/1/14

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DAVE KINGFISH: Dave from Young, NSW on Charter Fish Narooma’s Playstation on Thursday with his nice keeper kingfish. The boys managed to get two fish up to 90cm past the seals. 24/1/14
JOSH BASS: Josh Mccue from Bermagui with another nice bass from a session on Brogo Dam on Thursday afternoon fishing TT Spinnerbaits at the bank. 24/1/14

From the streams and lakes around the Snowy Mountains to the estuaries and offshore waters of the NSW South Coast, our region is full of fishing hot-spots.

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