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Rivers and creeks topped up
  |  First Published: September 2013



With more rain finding its way to the Far South Coast over the past few months, creeks and rivers are flowing in the Eden area, ensuring good fishing over the coming months.

With the rain came big seas, which made heading offshore impossible for more than a week.

The offshore fishing has all but finished with the last hope being only a quick moment as the southern bluefin tuna pass by. If the weather is bad you might just have to wait until next year before you get a shot at catching one.

The next few moths are the time for maintenance, with little on the go until later in the year.

By readying yourself you will be onto it when the fish turn up again.

Closer to shore, the usual reefs have been fishing well for species such as, snapper, morwong and leatherjackets, with flathead – tigers and sandies – also being caught.

The snapper fishing over the next few months can be great, with many anglers fishing close to headlands of an early morning using a berley trail. Then, as the sun rises, they tend to move a bit deeper to keep producing fish.

This is salmon time and all the local beaches and headlands have salmon moving by constantly.

The best way to find fish and have a bit of fun is by casting a metal lure while moving from gutter to gutter.

Many people don’t like eating salmon but fresh smoked salmon is beautiful.

Leave the scales on the fillets and smoke it scale side down, resulting in a moist, great-tasting fish.

ESTUARIES

After the recent rain the estuaries are just starting to clear up.

The water has cooled right down with the usual estuary species bream, flathead, tailor, luderick and trevally still on the bite.

Some good fish were caught near the entrances of local rivers and prawns and nippers were catching a variety of species in the dirty water.

The black bream will have pushed their way up the rivers in preparation for spawning over the next few months and no doubt keen anglers will be rugging up and chasing a feed of bream.

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