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Greener times ahead
  |  First Published: May 2013



The Far South Coast has finally received some much-needed rain, which has got the rivers flowing and greened up the surroundings.

Nevertheless, a bit more is needed to really liven up the fishing.

The offshore fishing has been plagued by cold water and most of the productive fishing water has been found well north of Eden.

However, it isn’t the end of the season yet and in recent days the water has warmed again so it’s fingers crossed for some good yellowfin tuna captures in the coming month.

Closer to shore, it has been one of the worst yellowtail kingfish seasons Eden has experienced for a long time.

The area was getting used to some of the best kingfish action on the entire coast but this year the currents just didn’t deliver the fish as in years past.

However, the tiger and sand flathead have been great with those chasing these flatties rewarded with good bags of quality fish.

Pinky snapper are also being caught and the Autumn months are a good time to chase the bigger fish. Once the beaches are littered with cuttlefish shells, you know it is time to chase the big snapper.

Along the beaches, some big tailor are being caught along with good-sized salmon.

Yellowfin bream and sand whiting are also making an appearance on the high tide, with fresh bait the key to success. As long as the water stays warm, good fishing will continue along the beach.

The estuaries have been good with captures of flathead, yellowfin bream and black bream but as we move into Winter, things will start to slow down.

This time of year it is not uncommon for some big mulloway to put in an appearance as they head on their way north.

Graeme with a hard fighting tailor caught on a Williamson Gyro Jig.

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