Summer bites are a delight!
  |  First Published: December 2015

The past month has seen very little rain on the far south coast with excellent spring weather allowing everyone to get out there and enjoy the area. The warmer weather has seen visitors taking advantage of the quieter times prior to the busy Christmas period.

The fishing on the beaches has been good with plenty of salmon caught both on bait and lures with good tailor in among the salmon. Fishing the corners of the beach around the rocky margins has been good for yellowfin bream with fresh bait worms and prawns catching fish. As we head towards summer, more sand whiting will be roaming the beaches. The rocky headlands have been fishing well with good catches of the hard fighting drummer.

Those heading out to fish the inshore reefs and beyond need to get an early start as most days have seen the wind pick up early. Out on the shelf there have been a few reports of yellowfin tuna caught and the fishing out there will only get better in the months ahead. The inshore reefs have been fishing well for snapper caught on both bait and lures. Morwong and gummy sharks have also been caught as well as both tiger and sand flathead.

Kingfish are also about and it shouldn't be long before they become a regular catch. The fishing in the rivers has fired up with good catches of dusky flathead on any number of soft plastic lures. This time of year sees some big fish caught as they start to liven up with the warmer water. The entrance to the estuaries has seen yellowfin bream and sand whiting caught, alongside plenty of silver trevally on the bite. Black bream are further up the system along with the estuary perch.

The bass fishing has started to fire up with the fish heading upstream for the summer months, surface lures have been working well around the dusk and dawn period.

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