What's biting on the south coast - fishing news

Strong wind and COVID-19 warnings have cut down on local fishing with not much action being reported in the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley Shires.

Emma Badullovich with a sevengill shark caught while fishing in 6 metres of water at Twofold Bay using 10kg tackle a fillet of Sergeant Baker.

Emma Badullovich with a sevengill shark caught while fishing in 6 metres of water at Twofold Bay using 10kg tackle a fillet of Sergeant Baker.

Although most fishing clubs along the south coast have eased up on activities, anglers are still managing to wet a line.

Narooma Sport and Gamefishing Club members Bill and Michelle Baillie had a fabulous day on the water on Thursday, catching a swag of reef fish.

Club spokesperson Les Waldock said the couple got amongst some very nice sand flathead, morwong and some assorted reef species. They also caught 15 snapper measuring between 48 and 55cm.

Not only did the couple have some fun fishing they also had front row seats watching three whales breaching nearby.

"It was spectacular spring weather and a great day on the water, can't ask for much more than that," Michelle said.

Meantime, humpback whales are travelling south with reports of a mega pod feeding on baitfish out from Bermagui and mothers and their calves frolicking along the coast with sightings being reported from various headlands.

Narooma Sport and Gamefishing Club member, Michelle Baillie with a colourful six spined leatherjacket she caught while outside fishing on Thursday.

Narooma Sport and Gamefishing Club member, Michelle Baillie with a colourful six spined leatherjacket she caught while outside fishing on Thursday.

This week we have a nice photo from Chris Young at Merimbula Big Game and Lakes Angling Club (MBG&LAC) of Emma Badullovich and a large sevengill shark she caught in about six metres of water in Twofold Bay at Eden.

The broadnose sevengill shark is different to other sharks as it is the only shark with seven gills, all the other shark species only have five gills. They are considered to be one of the best eating sharks.

There has also been reports of substantial bronze whaler sharks hanging around.

Meanwhile MBG&LAC is reporting that this is the time for drummer off headlands using cunjevoi as bait. Rock fishermen are advised to take care when fishing and keep an eye on the ocean during heavy seas.

Down south the rains have re-opened Wallagoot Lake and there are reports of some good size fish in the lake ranging from tailor to trevally, leatherjackets and dusky flathead.

Access along the shore of the Pambula River mouth remains difficult as large seas have washed most of the shoreline sands away.

Les Waldock from Narooma Sport and Gamefishing Club said the water in Wagonga Inlet has got colder and that coupled with extremely clear water has made fishing very tough.

Seals are continuing to feed in the Inlet with very few people out fishing and no fishing reports coming in.

Wow, best throw that back - Michelle Baillie with a baby Sergeant Baker caught outside during a great day out reef fishing on Thursday.

Wow, best throw that back - Michelle Baillie with a baby Sergeant Baker caught outside during a great day out reef fishing on Thursday.

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