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  |  First Published: April 2009



The next few months should see some of the best fishing the Eden area has to offer. Whether hunting game fish out wide, working the rocks or the beaches or fishing the estuaries, there are plenty of options.

As with all fishing, the key is to be flexible and target what is on the bite.

Kingfish have been good with Mowarry Point still the spot to get among the action. Some days the kingies have been coming in thick and fast and everyone has been having a field day.

Plenty of big salmon are moving around the headlands and the beaches in the Eden area.

Finding a school of fish within casting range will assure you a load of fun on hard-fighting salmon averaging around 1.2kg.

Good fun has been had by anglers fishing off the rocks for drummer, with some good size blackfish also caught.

Concentrate on the foamy washes and don’t be afraid to use bread for berley to keep the fish interested. The best bait has been cunjevoi.

This is the time of year when big fish are often encountered so make sure your gear is up to the task, otherwise these fish will bury you real quick.

Some good yellowfin bream are also being caught in the same areas.

There is a good chance of a big jewfish over the next month or so but remember when chasing jewies that time spent on the water is the key, and even more so on the Far South Coast. We are not talking hours, we are talking days, weeks and more.

And having fished for jewies on the South Coast for over 20 years with good results, I know the amount of time needed to be successful.

It’s a bit like gambling – you will always hear when someone wins! But the more time you put in for your first fish, the better it is when you’re successful.

Sand flathead and gummy sharks have been biting well in Disaster Bay. It’s a long way to go from Eden but that’s why the fishing is good.

Heading out through the bar at Wonboyn is the go but you need to pick the tides and the weather on the day because the entrance is shallow.

Just inside the entrance on the shallow flats is the area to try for some good-sized sand whiting.

Nippers, worms and prawns are the pick of the baits right through to the lake, with flathead and bream also being caught.

Some good size tailor to 2.5kg have been caught, especially at dusk and dawn.

Dusky flathead have been caught in the lake and river with the Slam 4” Swim Shad accounting for some good fish.

Good bream have also been caught in the structure in both the river and lake.

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