South Coast fishing report

This week has shown some good results for this time of the year in Moruya river with large tailor back in the system chasing the bait around Garland Town and Quarry wharf, so as you can imagine these large tailor have brought along with them the salmon and other species looking for an easy meal.

There have been good sized bream and flathead under these schools of tailor and salmon cleaning up their scraps and falling to a range of baits as they are feeding quite actively on a range of baits with pilchard cutlets being a favoured bait and the double clutch being the stand out lure for chasing the bream and flathead at the moment.

The salmon and large tailor are loving a whole pilchard bait this week, however if you're looking for some sporting fun then all you need is a simple Arma metal slice, because when these pelagic fish start feeding and get active they can't resist the flash of a quickly retrieved metal slice passing by their noses.

Tuross River/Lake

Well just when we thought the jewfish were off the bite they have come back on in good numbers and throughout the system, so my guess is lots of boats on the water this week hunting these prized fish and looking for that solid hook-up and reel screaming action! I know I will be out there myself trying my luck on these estuary giants.

The jewies been caught from the mouth of the Tuross system right up to the highway bridge this week and one common theme is big white soft plastics and the turn of the tide while this is not a secret to a lot of guys who target these fish it is the best advice I can share with the average angler trying to get their first jewfish.

and whiting are still on the flats throughout the system, however with this cooler weather coming I bet they will start to go deep and head for cover in the coming weeks, but while they are still on the flats get out and take advantage of this and get amongst it.

My bet would be to fish the early mornings or later afternoons for best results in Tuross this week and use sand worms or shallow running crank baits. If you don't get the results using these methods then tie on a blade or vibe and work the deep water.

Beaches/Moruya Break Wall

Well Tuross beaches were on fire this week with huge salmon turning up in big numbers creating a lot of excitement along the beach at Tuross.

They were taking a range of baits from poppers, Arma metal slices, pilchards, mullet and squid however the lure fisherman did seem to get the better quality sized fish more regularly.

The break wall in Moruya is still producing good numbers of fish ranging from mullet, flathead, bream, salmon, tailor, whiting and the odd snapper off the very point of the wall.

Now that the crowds have gone its a good time for us to go out and throw a line in and try our luck, or to simply relax and gather ones thoughts as the break wall has so much to offer when it comes to sight seeing from dolphins and whales to birds and parachutes making this what I think one of the best chill out fishing spots around that also produces quality fishing!

Reef Fishing

The snapper have moved out to deeper water this week - around the 60 metres mark is producing the best results and out off Tuross seems to still be the best ground for these reds.

The king fish have again turned up and again out off Broulee is the place to be for these fish and Entice jigs have been the best option for hooking into these fish, however squid has come a very close second.

Sharks have still been taking people's fish from time to time this week so maybe rig up your big rod and throw out a large fresh bait and have a tussle with one of these big guys.

Flathead are still spread out and in most bays with the wind sock producing nice solid bags of flathead and out off Congo beach being a productive area for flathead as well.

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