Tailor top the bill
  |  First Published: June 2010

Cold morning starts are now the norm, but the day progressively gets warmer making it quite pleasant on the water.

The water off Eden is still lovely and warm but it won’t be long before that cold water further to the south is upon us for yet another winter. As long as the warm water is around plenty of fishing options will prevail as the past month has provided local anglers with some great fishing.

There has been some excellent fishing in Twofold Bay in the last month. Anglers fishing at night off the local beaches have been catching some nice jewies. It’s great fishing at night as you never know what might get in on the action; sharks, stingrays and the elusive jewie. The fish that have been caught are around the 8kg size but no doubt bigger fish are out there.

Salmon and tailor are still being caught from the local beaches, and July is when the bigger tailor turn up in the estuaries and the beaches. Fishing in the rivers will slow up as we head into winter, but it has been good for now with catches of flathead, bream and luderick on the bite.

Good fishing can be had on dusk through into the dark with bream in the shallow water eating nippers and worm, with the rising tide providing the best fishing. As we really get into winter the focus on the bream fishing is upstream around the rock edges and snags, this is primarily black bream.

Those big tailor that venture into the estuaries are best targeted in the early morning, trolling big lures at sunrise has been the undoing of many a big tailor.

Offshore fishing for a feed of flathead or pinkie snapper has required a bit of moving around to find the fish. Down at Disaster Bay good fishing has been had with sand flathead and some nice tiger flathead on the bite.

Out around the Shelf yellowfin tuna, albacore and the odd mako shark have been caught.

Good fishing should continue over the coming months with cubing in a berley trail a good way of getting amongst the fish. Fingers crossed that the southern bluefin tuna show up as last year really was exceptional.

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