The past month has seen a bit more rain falling on the far south coast – great news for fishing in the months ahead.
Big seas have stirred up the sand on all the local beaches and have created some great gutters which has truly ramped up the salmon fishing. Good numbers of fish are been caught with the average size around the 1kg mark with bigger fish to 2kg caught on both lure and bait. A few yellowfin bream and sand whiting have been caught recently and with the water warming, the variety and number of fish caught on the beaches is set to improve. Out wide on the shelf the water temperature has warmed to 18-20°C – a temperature that indicates yellowfin tuna. The start of the game fishing season is not far away, with good numbers of albacore tuna already caught and plenty of striped tuna about.
The big seas of the past month have made it hard to get out wide but as things settle and some good conditions see boats heading out I am sure we will hear tales of fantastic fishing. Some good catches of snapper and morwong have been had on the inshore reefs with flathead (both tigers and sandies) on the catch. With the warming water, fishing in the estuaries is really starting to pick up – the flathead especially have started to wake up in all the local estuaries. Silver trevally and tailor have been caught at the entrance area, which is fishing well particularly on the incoming tide.
There have been a few reports of mulloway around. As we head into summer, the fishing for this species will only improve. Black bream are starting to spread out through the estuary system after spending the past month upstream spawning. With the rivers and creeks flowing, all is looking good for the coming bass season as the fish will be able to move upstream to their summer haunts.
The town is quiet with tourism not picking up until Christmas time, which makes now a great time to visit and enjoy the area.Reads: 599