Water temps should stabilise
  |  First Published: March 2012

Eden is now back to its quiet self but the good news is the fishing will only get better over coming months.

Rapidly changing ocean temperatures have affected the fishing from day to day but things should be more consistent this month.

The beaches have yielded some good-sized salmon while yellowfin bream and sand whiting have been caught on the top half of the incoming tide, especially when that coincides with dusk or dawn.

Rock anglers have been catching some good-sized drummer and blackfish.

The key is to the find a good wash, with those at North Head and South Head and down to Green Cape performing well on occasion.

The inshore reefs and flathead grounds off Disaster Bay have been rewarding anglers with plenty of big flathead (sandies and tigers).

Plenty of morwong are being caught on the local reefs with pan-sized snapper and nannygai also available.

Action out wide should be improving with the odd striped marlin about.

The best fishing is yet to come with yellowfin tuna, albacore, striped marlin set to make an appearance before everything turns cooler and then southern bluefin tuna should be back.

Bonito should turn up around the headlands.

Some good fish are being caught in the local estuaries with flathead taking soft plastics in the Kiah River and Wonboyn Lake.

Good-sized yellowfin bream have been taken around river mouths with fresh prawn baits having the best success.

Thanks to weather fluctuations, local fishing has been very unpredictable with good action one day and tough times the next.

Anglers chasing bass have reported good numbers; it’s good to see people releasing these fish, they are too valuable to be caught only once.

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