Plenty of opportunities
  |  First Published: December 2012

The tourist season is upon us and the sun is out. It’s amazing what a different town Eden becomes over the Summer, with plenty of bushland parks, beaches and rivers for people to explore.

Everything fishing comes to life with the beach, estuary, offshore and freshwater all offering good entertainment for those visiting the area. The warm water brings on more species and others firing up after being sluggish over the colder months.

The bass have picked up with good specimens caught on surface lures, spinnerbaits and hardbodies. Bass in this area involve a bit of exploration and walking the banks, but the rewards are there for keen anglers.

Flathead have really fired up with good fish being caught from all the local estuaries.

Those using soft plastics will need to experiment with lure colours. All colours catch fish but if you can find the right colour for the day, your results will really improve.

Fish the shallows in the morning, then move into the deeper water as the day heats up; you should be able to catch fish all day.

Sand whiting have been on the bite with some good fish caught on nippers and worms in the shallows near the entrances to the rivers on a rising tide.

For those anglers wanting to catch a jewfish, this summer is the go! The beaches inside Twofold Bay are great places to soak a bait, with good fish around the new moon and the full moon, particularly at the top of the tide.

Jewfish also frequent the local estuaries with plenty of good fish caught at the Wonboyn over the warmer months.

Offshore, the flathead have really fired up. Quality sand flatties have been caught, along with tiger flathead out a bit wider in the deeper water.

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