Beach gutters are rewarding
  |  First Published: June 2013

With winter upon us, the town has quietened down, leaving the locals to enjoy the cooler weather.

Fishing from the beaches has been good with decent numbers of yellowfin bream and sand whiting still around. There are plenty of good gutters on the local beaches after the recent big seas, so the beach has been producing well.

Big schools of salmon averaging 2kg are around the Eden area, with one school to the south the size of a football field. Fingers crossed they don’t enter the estuary as they do more damage than good – they are eating machines!

Those heading out from Eden to fish the inshore reefs have been working hard to catch kingfish, with the better action this season well to the north.

Everyone is hoping next year the Eden area will provide locals and visitors with the standard of fishing they have become used to over the past few years.

Those anglers chasing a feed of flathead, tigers and sandies, have been doing well down around Disaster Bay.

The snapper should be picking up as the cuttlefish are starting to be washed up on the local beaches – a sure sign the reds will be coming on the chew.

At times the leatherjackets have been in plague numbers, making it hard to drop a line down and bring something back – often we end up with nothing as they steal rigs, sinkers, the lot.

The local estuaries have still been on the go with bream, whiting and flathead taking fresh nippers, worms and prawns. Lure fishers also doing well on soft plastics and hardbodies.

As the water cools, the big Winter tailor should put in an appearance.

With the rivers and creeks still flowing after recent rains, things are looking good for the coming months.

Vinnie caught this great bream on a blade.

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