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Rain not to dampen anglers’ spirits!
  |  First Published: August 2013



Eden and surrounding areas also received some rain over the past month, although it was nothing like the rain that was experienced further to the south, it was enough to get the rivers and creeks flowing and put a bit of colour in the water.

The boats heading out to the shelf and beyond have reported plenty of albacore tuna with plenty of fish around 4kg along with a few bigger fish. The fish have been caught on trolled lures with fish also being caught while cubing in a berley trail.

The action on the yellowfin tuna has been slower with fish being caught, but not reliably. Some big sharks have also been caught in the area and this month the southern bluefin tuna have been yet to make an appearance.

Closer to shore, there have been some big kingfish caught, there aren’t huge numbers of fish, but anglers are getting out there early and using jigs and soft plastics and reported catching a couple of fish each session before they go off the bite. While the kingies are sparse, when they are over 15kg, you’ve got to be pretty happy!

Anglers chasing a feed of tiger and sand flathead have been getting good numbers of fish, however things will get harder as the weather cools.

Pinky snapper, morwong, nannygai and leatherjacket are also being caught around the inshore reefs with good snapper fishing to be expected over the coming months.

Along the local beaches, plenty of good-sized Australian salmon along with tailor are on the go with plenty of fish around for the next few months. When fish are around, bait isn’t needed, as a metal lure will catch as many fish as you need.

The estuary fishing is slowing down as the water cools causing the flathead fishing to slow down, however fishing for black bream has been good with fish feeding up prior to spawning.

Some big winter tailor have been visiting the entrance area of the local estuaries. Some big luderick have also been moving in and out of the local estuaries, they are a challenge to catch and great eating if they are prepared properly. Happy fishing!

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