Bermi at its best
Darren Redman | February 2017

Baitfish like this bonito make excellent bill fish bait, dead or alive.

It’s that time of year where the billfish action is at its hottest, with Bermagui Harbour abuzz with anglers in boats of all shapes and sizes only too eager to go chase these majestic fish.
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Expectations are high but you must work hard
Anthony Stokman | February 2017

Billy ‘Dolphin Fish’ Sheffield with one of his latest dolls (mahimahi).

Expectations are always high during the summer months. It’s that time of the year where the sun is shining, you’ve got days off work, there’s loads of bait and warm blue currents pour down the coast. You think everything is just going to fall into place. The truth is, it’s just as hard as other seasons. Sure it’s a great time of the year and it feels great catching a kingie, dollie (mahimahi) or marlin in the basking sun and having the chance of a variety of species on the menu. That doesn’t make it easy.
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Variety of fish for January
Stuart Hindson | December 2016

Mulloway are a favourite species for switched on estuary anglers. It’s great to see many of these fish released and even tagged, so we can find out more about the majestic bronzed marvels.

It’s all systems go around the Narooma region with a horde of species on offer for a variety of techniques. It depends on where you fish and what you target, but whatever it is, you’re in for some serious fun. The local estuaries are firing nicely, with monster flathead to 95cm, mulloway, bream, whiting and luderick all having a chew. Both Narooma’s Wagonga Inlet and Tuross Lake to the north are great places to fish. The latter is home to some massive flathead.
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Chasing billfish
Darren Redman | December 2016

A striped marlin raising its head and trying to throw the hook.

Bermagui is legendary for its billfish. All three species visit our waters within easy reach of trailer boat fishos. The last few seasons have seen some very good billfish action in January and with favourable water temperatures, this season is shaping up well.
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All the elements are coming together
Anthony Stokman | December 2016

Justin with a rare snapper. Some say it was definitely bought from a fish shop.

Summer is here and the fishing is hot! All the elements are in place, from a great beginning on the bass to a strong and steady start on the prawns. The water is a bit clearer this year and the blue swimmer crabs that eluded us last summer are on, and the mud crabs are also on the go. The estuary and lakes are firing, and the beaches are alive with whiting. The boats are also finding the snapper and kingies are on in some areas.
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Anglers are in for a few treats this season
Stuart Hindson | December 2016

The Narooma region is about to get inundated with visiting fishos over coming weeks. If the fishing remains the same, these anglers are in for a great time. The fishing is exceptional at present. Outside sportfishers are getting excited, as marlin season is upon them. There’s already been plenty of sightings with the odd fish lost, so all looks good for a cracking marlin season.
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A great place for families
Darren Redman | December 2016

There’s a lot on offer for families who visit the Bermagui area, especially water sports like swimming, surfing, kayaking and especially fishing! Some of these young anglers have the opportunity to go to sea for either game or reef fishing. For most, their options are shore-based but plentiful.
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Santa’s going fishing
Anthony Stokman | December 2016

It’s that time of the year already where Santa gets to have a fish. School holidays are on soon. Where has this year gone? Looking back at the year of fishing, it started with an amazing run of marlin biting their heads off. It was the second season in a row where marlin showed up in big numbers. We’re hoping for the trend to continue this summer. If we can keep overseas super trawlers out of our waters then it can be a trend for many years to come.
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Race season or fishing season
Darren Redman | November 2016

The spring racing carnival in Victoria hosting the Melbourne Cup is not to everyone’s liking, so what do anglers do when they don’t want to go to the races? Well, they go to Bermagui for the start of the game fishing season. With holidays on offer Victorians have ventured to Bermagui Melbourne Cup weekend for many decades now, so what can they expect to catch?
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