Beat the crowds – hit the water now
Johnny Nolan | April 2017

Chris Neville and Jarrod Humfrey with a pair of wash-caught reds.

If February and March are anything to go by, April is going to be an absolute cracker! We’ve had some awesome offshore fishing as well as some very impressive inshore and estuary fishing. And not just line fishing – crabbing for both blue swimmers and muddies has been good. The divers are also reporting good numbers of crays in close around the rocks, provided you don’t mind jumping in with the blighters! So let’s get into it!
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March mixed bag mayhem
Greg Clarke | March 2017

A few mack tuna will be around. These fish are great fun on light line and awesome bait.

With so many options available, where do you start? You could fish in a puddle on the side of the road this month and catch fish.
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Gavin McCallum owner of McCallums Tackle World Nowra with a pair of mahimahi also caught off the floating pallet. They managed around 20 fish over 1m but only kept what was needed for a feed.

A long hot summer was just what the doctor ordered! There was plenty of sunshine, warm water and awesome fishing experiences shared by tourists and locals.
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Fish out in full force
Greg Clarke | February 2017

Put out a live slimy and they will come. Black marlin from small rats like this to fish over 100kg are over the reefs this month.

The estuaries are on fire at the moment and everywhere else is too. It’s a hard choice to decide where you want to go and what you want to catch. There are only so many hours in a day. Sleep deprivation can be a major worry over the next few weeks, as you try to cram in as much action as you can every day.
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A royally good season for kingfish
Johnny Nolan | February 2017

Brenden Gilles looks pretty pleased with this solid South Coast kingfish.

We’re almost back to normal! The last of the Christmas holidaymakers have gone for another year, and you’ll have your own little secret spots to yourselves once again.
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Anglers wait with baited breath
Greg Clarke | December 2016

There are plenty of pan-sized snapper over the inshore reefs this month.

Christmas is done and dusted. For many, now is holiday time with plenty of days to hit the water and get amongst the big ones. The offshore scene this month is always looked upon with great anticipation, as it generally sets the pattern for the rest of the summer. If the hot water shows late or the pelagics like marlin and mahimahi are slow off the mark, it can mean a short season. If they hit with a bang in numbers, all will be good for weeks to come.
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Summer flatties and some whiting too
Johnny Nolan | December 2016

Jack Stanwell with a 94cm flatty from Sussex Inlet.

Is it any wonder so many people travel to our neck of the woods come Christmas holiday time? Nowra and its surrounding townships have so much to offer, especially for the fishing family looking to throw a line and catch themselves a feed of fresh fish and maybe some prawns or a squid. So where can we catch fish these holidays?
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Busy bays, basin and estuaries
Johnny Nolan | December 2016

It’s the festive season! Holiday season is on for you lucky beggers not in the retail game! I’d just like to take this opportunity to say a big Merry Christmas and a happy, fishy New Year to my readers. I hope you all have an awesome and safe break over the holidays – catch plenty of fish.
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Keeping things interesting
Greg Clarke | November 2016

This time last year we were in full gamefishing mode, with striped marlin being caught all along the coast. Multiple hook-ups and several fish for the day were commonplace, and they weren’t as far out as stripes go, with many caught inside the 50 fathom line.
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