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Bear with a great bream caught on a blade.

The town is still as busy as ever and with Easter on its way, it’s only going to get busier. Everything slows down once Easter is over, but for now, the boat ramp at Bastion Point has been chockers when the weather is good for anglers to get offshore and catch a feed of fish, and there has been some great fishing over the past month.
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Merimbula is shore doing well in close
Stuart Hindson | April 2017

Not something you see everyday – a small luderick taking a liking to a popper intended for a bream.

The gamefishing off Merimbula has been a little patchy lately, mainly due to water temperature fluctuations. There’s still some quality fishing to be had. When the temperatures and currents have aligned black and striped marlin have been caught.
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Changes to the Bega River
Darren Redman | April 2017

There are plenty of bream on offer in the Bega River.

The Bega River system has seen a few changes over recent times. There hasn’t been enough rain to keep it open to the ocean, however there has been water flowing down the system, causing flooding around the lower areas around Tathra and forcing the authorities to manually open the river to the ocean.
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Warm and quiet start for autumn
Kevin Gleed | March 2017

Some big whiting are about. This one was caught on a Hurricane Blade.

The town has quietened down after a hectic holiday break. The end of the school holidays sees many visitors leaving and another few months of warm weather. Plenty more visitors to the area will enjoy the quieter times along with the good fishing this area can offer. Good fishing has been abundant over the past month with plenty of opportunities for boats to get offshore and chase a feed of fish. Early starts made the fishing pleasant before the summer northeasterly winds got blowing.
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Falling for flatties this autumn
Kevin Gleed | March 2017

With great weather and no surf visitors, locals have enjoyed great offshore fishing conditions with only the odd day too windy for comfortable fishing. And with the great conditions has come some excellent fishing. Good catches of big tiger flathead have been common with fish caught at around the 60m mark at a number of locations. In a bit closer, there have also been good bags of sand flathead caught. It’s pretty hard to beat a good feed of offshore flathead!
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Most species are playing the game in March
Stuart Hindson | March 2017

Pete Steward with the type of bream that Pambula has been producing.

Merimbula has finally seen some hot weather hit its shores. It took a while to get here and with it the fishing has really picked up, especially in the estuaries.
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Prawns in abundance
Darren Redman | March 2017

Check out this whiting chasing prawns at first light in the shallows!

This season has seen an abundance of prawns in the Tathra area, which not only has the fish fired up, but humans as well. We’re cashing in on the good stocks both for food and for bait.
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Busy and pulling in the fish
Kevin Gleed | February 2017

This angler is pleased with his first fish caught on a lure. Who wouldn’t be?

The busy period is here. All the caravan parks are full and the town is packed with visitors. The fishing has been the major attraction and with the great weather, there has been no shortage of fish caught. The fishing from the beaches has been good, as salmon and tailor can still been caught.
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‘Coota crawling out of holiday season
Kevin Gleed | February 2017

The author with a shovelnose shark caught on a hurricane blade.

The holiday period saw the town swell and get very busy, with visitors coming from all around and it seemed like all of them had brought their own boat.
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