Tourists visiting the Eden area over the summer holiday period haven’t been let down with good fish caught across the board.
Out on the shelf, yellowfin tuna, albacore and striped marlin have been on the go. The yellowfin have been thick, with most fish caught weighing 5-10kg. The bigger fish have been around 25-30kg. Many of the albacore being caught are bigger than the yellowfin tuna.
The striped marlin have been caught trolling lures and by switchbaiting. These fish have all been tagged and released.
The rocks at Green Cape have been fishing well with one land-based angler hooking up to a striped marlin. Unfortunately the fish was lost. The kingfish are still thick all the way along the headland with the morning fishing producing plenty of rat kingfish. The good fish are putting in an appearance in the afternoon and some of these fish have been around 10kg.
Salmon have been thick around the beaches and headlands with some of these fish weighing around 4kg. Pilchards, metal lures and poppers are all taking their share of fish.
Around the headlands, some nice drummer are also being caught on cunje with a bit of bread for berley. Fishing in the stirred up water, this is all you need to get among the fish.
Sand and tiger flathead are being caught along with morwong, snapper and leatherjackets on the inshore reefs, making for a good feed for trailerboat anglers.
The Kiah River is still fishing well for flathead and bream. These fish are being caught on lures and bait, with live nippers and poddy mullet the best options.
Wonboyn Lake is now open to the ocean, giving small boats access to Disaster Bay. Good catches of sand flathead and snapper are making the bar crossing worthwhile. Make sure you pick a nice, calm day and a high tide for crossing the bar.
The lake has been fishing well for flathead, bream, whiting and tailor. Plenty of bait is available in the lake, with poddy mullet, nippers and worms the choice of successful anglers.
With a good entrance to the sea, fishing for mulloway around the new and full moons should be productive.
Salmon and tailor are being caught off the beaches with some big salmon keeping the tourists happy.
This 2kg flathead nailed a 7cm perch pattern jointed Rapala hard-bodied lure at Eden.Reads: 727