Fishing report Far South Coast NSW | July 13

The big southern bluefin tuna showed up in numbers just before last week’s big East Coast Low hit. They have been a little slower since but the albacore continue to be caught in good numbers.. 

John Moore at Narooma Fishing Charters reports that 2016 continues to be a very unusual fishing year. The water temp at Montague Island was 18.4c on Sunday, and there seemed to be plenty of warm water still coming. “Today's trip only resulted in a couple of (barely) legal kings being boated, but there were plenty of nice sized bonito to fill the esky. What was strange was the number of undersize kings around, normally we only get good kings in July!”

Estuaries and beaches have again been hammered by the latest storms with more high winds forecast for the next couple of days. Good luck getting out there and finding a gutter on the beaches.

NSGFC report: Narooma Sport and Game Fishing Club member Dean Rando had his first visit to Montague Island recently with dad Pete. Pictured is Dean with his first kingfish. Dean also caught bonito, snapper, trevally and reef fish. Seals and whales were also experienced and a small whaler shark, which swam into the burley trail, and was tagged by Dean. Busy day out at the Island!

Congratulations to the 2015/16 Length-only Competition winners: Junior winner was the very talented Stephie Ovington, with four fish totalling 162 points. Congratulations Stephie! Ladies winner was Debbie Harman, with four fish totalling 151 points. Men’s winner was John Scott with 14 fish, totalling 823 points.

The 2016/17 Length-only Competition has started! It’s easy to enter, just measure your fish, (must be legal length and one of the 24 eligible fish). Enter the measurement by way of our weigh sheets, which are available at the club or can be sent to you or SMS your captures to 0411 392 608, with all the details of your capture and we will enter the fish for you. Pete Rando has already entered a snapper and bonito, so he’s off and running! – Jan Hemmingsen

BCC Social Anglers: Sunday’s get-together for the members of the Bermagui Country Club Social Anglers’ Club was well attended with a very big “ thank you “ to the ladies, who provided delicious casserole dishes for lunch. President Fran announced the on shore comp. winner – Robert Brown, who also won a runner-up raffle prize.  The major raffle was a winner for Ron Lye.  Discussion was introduced regarding the Christmas get-away  – the venue decided upon is the Wallaga Lake Caravan Park over Nov. 25-27. –  GONE FISHIN’

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