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Productive luring in the estuaries
  |  First Published: April 2016



Eden is still a hive of activity with plenty of visitors about enjoying the good weather. For the game fishers that big pool of warm water is here, and with it are the fish. Plenty of striped marlin are about, along with striped tuna, sharks and mahimahi. The water temperature will stay warm for a few months so the fishing should only get better.

With good launching facilities, Eden is an excellent destination for those towing their own boat, and with the yellowfin tuna season around the corner Eden will be sure of visitors over the coming months.

Plenty of fish have been caught from the local beaches, with yellowfin bream and sand whiting along with a few nice size sand flathead. The best catches have come from using fresh bait (beachworms) when the tide is high around dawn or dusk. Those tossing metal lures have caught a few good size tailor and salmon.

Good fish are still caught from the local headlands, with plenty of big yellowfin bream around and drummer as well. Using berley in a washy gutter will draw the fish in. And with the warm current here, land-based anglers will be trying their luck down at Green Cape where there is always the chance of hooking a marlin.

Those chasing a feed on the inshore reefs have caught a few nice snapper and morwong. There have also been good catches of flathead, both tigers and sandies, with Disaster Bay fishing particularly well for these fish.

The fishing in the estuaries has been good, with anglers have been getting plenty of sand whiting. Fishing the front section around the entrance area on a run-out tide is the go, and fresh bait (nippers, prawns and so on) is the best choice of bait. Good fish have also been caught on lures, with a variety of poppers doing the damage.

Dusky flathead are still being caught and, now that the water has cleared up after the recent rains, anglers are also catching trevally, yellowfin bream and black bream.

The rivers are all flowing well, with good bass fishing in the upper reaches. Tossing surface lures around dusk and into the dark has accounted for some good fish.

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