A great top-up
  |  First Published: March 2010

I haven’t seen rain like this for at least 10 years.

The rain has got all the rivers and creeks flowing, which is great for the bass which can now move freely from pool to pool.

All the lakes in the region are open to the ocean with clean seawater moving in and out with the tide. Good fishing has been reported in nearly all the estuaries with great catches of yellowfin bream coming from the front sections of the rivers on the run-in tides.

Whiting action has been good with prawns, nippers and worms catching good numbers of fish. They are providing excellent fishing, with the discoloured waters the most productive areas.

Flathead have also been good with anglers using soft plastics catching some quality fish.

Wonboyn estuary has a good entrance to the ocean with the tides pushing in and out strongly, a welcome sight for regular fishos.

Things are looking good for the estuaries in the region for the months to come.

Offshore reports have been good with some excellent kingfish coming from the Eden area, but predicting the day they are going to bite can be tricky.

All the headlands have been going well for bonito and what great fish they are. It’s good to see them back as they have brought memorable action to the area in years past.

Pan-sized snapper are being caught on the inshore reefs with good catches of sand flathead and tiger flathead over the softer bottom and reef edges.

Further offshore, reports of yellowfin and striped tuna coming from the 40-fathom line are an indication that we could be in for a good season.

The local beaches have plenty of salmon along with tailor, yellowfin bream and whiting. Abundant food comes with the rain and this fires up all forms of fishing.

A healthy black bream caught on a Rapala Husky Jerk.

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