The best is to come
  |  First Published: March 2011

Tourist season might be over but the same can’t be said for the fishing options in the Eden area; the coming months produce the area’s best fishing and traditionally the best weather.

Game fishing has really fired up and things are looking excellent for the months ahead. There is plenty of striped marlin out on the Continental Shelf with the best action to the north of Eden.

Plenty of fish between 40kg and 50kg are being caught with some specimens over 100kg. One boat venturing out of Eden hooked over 20 marlin in a day, and just to show how frustrating this style of fishing can be – not one of those fish was landed.

With yellowfin tuna, striped tuna, albacore and sharks also available, a good outing is definitely on the cards at this time of year.

Down around Green Cape some excellent kingfish have been reported. As always, keep you ear to the ground to find out when these brawlers are on the bite, because when they are on the chew they provide plenty of action for all heading offshore.

Bonito are to the north of Eden with the fish around 1.5kg common and even more fish should turn up in this area over coming months.

Pan-sized snapper are being caught from the inshore reefs with sand and tiger flathead and gummy sharks also making an appearance.

If you’re planning a trip to chase these fish on the inshore reefs, around the full moon is hard to beat.

The beaches have been good with whiting and yellowfin bream along with the usual salmon.

Good-sized tailor are also about with reports of some big fish down at Wonboyn Lake.

The coming months are a good time to chase the elusive jewfish, with plenty of jewies usually caught between now and Easter.

The rivers and lakes have still been good with plenty of flathead caught on a variety of soft plastics. Some good-sized bream are around the oysters leases at Wonboyn.

All in all, the fishing is as good as it gets. With plentiful fish and great weather, get out and wet a line.

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