Warm weather action
  |  First Published: January 2016

It’s summer once again and that summer weather livens the area up with the visitors enjoying the fishing swimming and seclusion that the Eden area can offer.

The past month has seen very little rain and plenty of hot days. The usual summer wind is here and if you’re heading out fishing, an early start is needed so you can get out there catch a few fish and be back before that wind is really howling.

The game fishing is yet to fire up with only a few sharks being caught. On the inshore reefs there have been reports of small kingfish turning up and by the time you are reading this the big fellas should be about. Good snapper are being caught along with morwong and out on the sand there has been catches of good flathead along with some gummy shark.

The local beaches are still seeing some good catches of salmon along with tailor, while there have been reports of some great fishing of the local headlands with drummer and yellowfin bream taken with some big salmon also showing up. Again, an early start is needed with the best fishing happening when the tide is rising. Once that wind is up it’s time to head home.

As the water warms the fishing will only improve and more species will start turning up. Whiting numbers increase when the water is warmest. Plenty of squid are also being caught with the dark of the moon the best time to chase a feed.

In the estuaries, things have come alive with good numbers of blue swimmer crabs about and as we move into summer the rivers should come alive with prawns.

Plenty of dusky flathead have been taken with a variety of lures catching fish. Silver trevally are also being caught on both bait and soft plastic lures.

The rivers are still flowing after the rain earlier in the year and some good reports coming in of some good bass fishing with good fish taking surface lures in the early morning and into the evening.

If you are in the area over the Christmas break, give wilderness fishing tours a buzz and we will get you out there for the day.

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