Busy but productive
  |  First Published: December 2012

The hectic time of year is upon us with plenty of tourists in town and a lot of visitors will spend their time fishing.

There are plenty of options for the land-based angler and many for those towing boats.

To the south of Eden, between South Head and Green Cape, numerous rock fishing platforms are accessible by car and for those prepared to walk a little, you will find a fishing spot for yourself even at this busy time.

Fishing from the rocks in Summer can result in many quality fish. Try the washes for drummer using cunjevoi for bait and you will also tangle with plenty of yellowfin bream and blackfish.

Use soaked bread and chopped weed for berley and plenty of fish will enter the trail and smash your baits.

Salmon are still about, with fish turning up randomly along this section of the coast.

For the land-based game fisher, plenty of quality fish are being caught from the rocks down at Green Cape. Over the years the platforms have produced a number of marlin, tuna and big kingfish.

An early start is needed to secure a good fishing spot at the busiest times of the season.

Anglers with boats often head towards Green Cape chasing kingfish, with Mowarry Point producing fish.

However, you can expect to encounter fish from any of the little headlands as you head toward Green Cape. Plenty of just legal fish have been caught with enough big fish around to make the trip interesting.

Anglers chasing a feed from the inshore reefs and flathead grounds have been coming home with plenty of variety in their bags. Tiger flathead, sand flathead, morwong, snapper, leatherjackets and plenty of kingfish are being caught.

Anyone fishing the estuaries has been doing very well with the Kiah, Wonboyn and Nullica all providing anglers with good action.

Those chasing flathead have been doing well with lures catching plenty of fish.

Bait and lure fishers are taking yellowfin bream, whiting and flathead near the entrances of the rivers.

Try worms, nippers and prawns while lure anglers should stick to soft plastics of all sorts.

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