The autumn weather was very mild and this winter will probably hit overnight, reminding you that you are on the far South Coast. There has been no shortage of visitors in the area, with plenty of caravans travelling along the coast taking advantage of the great weather, and fishing is one of the things on the agenda.
Fishing from the local beaches has been great. Big numbers of salmon are starting to move along the coast and fish have been caught as big as 3kg. With the water still around the 20°C mark a variety of fish are still being caught. Yellowfin bream and sand whiting are being caught on bait with beach worms and prawns the top choice. There are good gutters about after a few weeks of decent swell. This has stirred things up.
Fishing from the local headlands has been good with drummer and luderick caught, along with good snapper for those who are prepared to be on the rocks first thing in the morning. The salmon are also turning up along the headlands. The inshore reefs have been fishing well with good catches of snapper, morwong and gummy sharks.
Kingfish have been caught a bit further offshore. Heading out towards the shelf, mahimahi have been caught along with striped marlin and striped tuna. As yet, there have been no reports of yellowfin tuna.
With little rain, all the local estuaries are clear and the water is warm. This has every species still on the chew. Sand whiting and yellowfin bream are being caught around the entrance area on fresh bait. Flathead are still taking a variety of soft plastic lures.
Silver trevally and tailor are about in good numbers. This winter the fishing for these species should only improve. A bit of rain is needed to get the rivers flowing and the bass moving, so as we head into winter rain will help to fire the fishing right up.Reads: 1009