Autumn rain needed
  |  First Published: February 2010

The fishing has been great in the Eden area and should continue this way over the next couple of months but what we really need is rain.

As we head into Winter the water will cool down and clear up, so Autumn rain is vital to inject some life and colour into the rivers.

The rivers have no flow and the pools are becoming isolated so the bass will be the first fish to feel the benefit of good rain, which will allow the fish to move and hopefully spawn.

Even a slight amount of rain will improve the water quality in the holes where they live.

In early February we saw some good action on flathead in the local estuaries.

Soft plastic lures fished in the deeper sections have been the best way to get a few fish.

It pays to concentrate your efforts around the 12’ mark, where you can find good gutters and drop-offs.

Bait fishers have been catching a variety of species at Wonboyn Lake with whiting, blackfish, bream and flathead all taking squirt worms and prawns.

Good salmon and tailor are available off all the beaches and headlands in the Eden area, with metal lures the most popular way of catching fish.

Walking the beach with a handful of lures is a good way of spending a few hours and you will be guaranteed some fun for your efforts.

Offshore, snapper and tiger and sand flathead have been the mainstay of some good catches. Getting out there and fishing hard before the wind blows up has been important.

As with all fishing, keep moving until you find where the fish are biting.

There have also been some good catches of morwong and leatherjackets reported.

Good reports are still coming in from anglers chasing kingfish and this action should continue right through until the start of Winter.

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