Eases up around Eden
  |  First Published: September 2014

Winter is here and the next few months are the quietest time to visit the far south coast.

Weather wise, the past month has seen some cold fronts push through resulting in some much-needed rain. The local rivers have all cleared up now and all the creeks are flowing; this is just what is needed as we head towards spring.

The beach fishing has been good with plenty of salmon. Some good fish have been caught down at Wonboyn, averaging around 2kg, and along with some bigger fish (around 3kg) amongst them.

Anglers fishing with both lures and bait have been getting amongst the fish frequenting the good gutters up and down the beaches. There are still a few yellowfin bream been caught along the beaches and their numbers will increase in the months ahead.

Heading out wide, there has been a patch of warm water a long way out but those getting there have been catching mahi mahi. A few yellowfin tuna have been caught but as yet not much to report on the southern bluefin tuna.

The fishing on the inshore reefs has been good. With cuttlefish backbones washing up on the beaches, you know it’s time to fish for snapper. This time of year the fish can be caught in close around the headlands with fresh baits and soft plastics also catching fish.

The flathead, sandies and tigers, are still being caught, you just need to keep on the move until fish are found. This time of year they can be on the bite one day and quiet the next. The fishing in the local rivers has been good and the winter months sees some big blackfish enter the systems with good fish caught on greenweed fished under a float.

Silver trevally and tailor captures, should continue but the bigger models are generally caught throughout winter. Winter slowed down the flathead, but with the days getting longer and the water warming it won't be long before they fire up again.

Further upstream black bream are been caught with the coming months seeing them spawn then once again spread out through the system.

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