Crowds go, fish stay
  |  First Published: June 2012

This is the time of year the locals look forward to, with all forms of fishing firing up before things slow down as we head into Winter.

Great fishing has been happening out wide with yellowfin tuna, albacore and striped marlin all on the go.

Big schools of striped tuna are scattered from inshore right out to the continental shelf. Yellowfin tuna to around 45kg have been caught with most fish around 20kg.

Good catches will continue over the coming months out around the shelf; fingers crossed for good weather which will allow the boats to get at the fish.

Southern bluefin tuna should also make an appearance over coming months, adding to the attraction of offshore fishing in the Eden area.

A lot closer to shore, kingfish are still being caught but the action experienced earlier in the year has definitely slowed down.

Those fishing the inshore grounds for flathead have been doing well with good fish being caught at the Pinnacles and down around Disaster Bay. Some quality sand flathead to around 1.5kg are being caught.

Fishing on the reefs has been a bit slow for the snapper but plenty of morwong have been caught.

The snapper will kick into gear when the cuttlefish are on the move.

The beaches have been good with numbers of big salmon caught from all local beaches. A fresh beach worm or prawn has also been productive for whiting and yellowfin bream, especially on a rising tide.

The local rivers have been up and down with heavy rainfall firing the fishing up. The entrance areas fish well during the dirty water period and then everything spreads out and becomes a bit harder to find.

At the time of writing more rain is falling in the area, keeping all the rivers and creeks flowing well and setting up good conditions in the months to come.

Some great flathead are still on the go this one scoffed a soft plastic lure.

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