Merimbula fishing report

Bega River beauty: Bega angler Glen Rollason shows off a magnificent jewfish he caught and released in the Bega River recently.
Bega River beauty: Bega angler Glen Rollason shows off a magnificent jewfish he caught and released in the Bega River recently.

Before the big blow game fishing anglers reported good schools of albacore well offshore with fish up to 25kg. 

Calmer conditions are now allowing anglers to venture back out and we await their reports.

Snapper and morwong remain about in large schools off White Rock, Long Point, Haycock and Horseshoe Reefs.

Strong warm currents from the north mean anchoring and heavy sinkers are the norm. 

Flathead are becoming more prolific with catches reported all along the coast from the Horseshoe Reef area to north of Tathra. 

Both salmon and tailor respond to Halco flashers off the rocks.

Beach salmon have come back on the bite after the blow favouring the white water. 

Best areas are North Tura and Main Beach. 

Salmon are also reporting from the lower reaches of the Pambula River.

Local oyster farmers report that bream have left Merimbula Lake during the westerly blow which appears to have forced cooler water into the deeper parts of the lake. 

This is a great time to fish Main Beach and the nearby headlands for bream. 

We anticipate the lake waters will gradually warm from now on through spring, bringing estuary fish back onto the bite. 

Warmer waters can be found on the run-in near the estuaries’ entrances. 

This is a good time to fish for trevally and bream over the shallows as well as some great dusky flathead. 

Nippers without a sinker or soft plastics will get results. 

Words cannot describe the tragic passing of a club stalwart, friend and colleague David Dulhunty of Millingandi who died last week in a vehicle accident near Candelo. 

Details of his funeral are not yet available.  The Merimbula Big Game & Lakes Angling Club will host his wake.

The Club in Spencer Park is open every Friday evening from 6.30pm. 

Visitors are very welcome. 

Come and enjoy the fishing report, the ambience, friendship and lovely views with very competitive bar prices. 

Darragh Reynolds is your scheduled host. 

All inquires to John McKay on 0427 639 585. 

Membership applications, membership renewals and everything you need to know about local fishing is on the club’s website www.mbglac.com.au.     

Keep your rods bent!

‘The worst day fishing is better than the best day working!’