Eden is heatin’ up
  |  First Published: December 2016

The past month has seen a lot less rain in the Eden area than in the Mallacoota area. Warmer days as we head into summer have been the key to fire up the fishing. It’s great news, even though we’ve had warm to hot days, we’re still getting some unusually cold days for this time of year.

There were plenty of salmon on all the local beaches and rocky headlands, but their numbers are thinning out. The best chance of encountering fish is around the high tide. With the water warming up for Christmas, there’ll be more species available on the beaches and off the rocks. Yellowfin bream are about with the odd sand whiting, with big luderick and drummer being caught off the rocks. Things will only improve.

As we head into summer, plenty of visitors will holiday in the Eden area. It really caters for the fishers, with good launching facilities, access tracks to rocky headlands and out of the way beaches that make Eden a great destination with a variety of fishing options. This time of year sees the keen gamefishers doing maintenance on their boat and fishing tackle – their season is almost here.

Anglers heading out of Twofold Bay chasing a feed of fish have been doing well with good catches of both tiger and sand flathead. Fish have been caught up around the Pinnacles and down towards Disaster Bay. On the reefs, there’s been little to report on the kingfish scene, but those chasing a feed of snapper have been acing it.

Recent big seas have seen few boats venturing offshore making less to report. The fishing in the local estuaries has really come alive with soft plastic lures working a treat on flathead. Along with good catches of black bream, anglers fishing upstream and down closer to the river mouths have caught sand whiting, silver trevally and yellowfin bream.

Further upstream in the fresh, bass fishing has come alive. The rivers are flowing well after the recent rains. It’s looking good for the months ahead.

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