The big kingfish missing from Montague Island for so long made a comeback on the weekend with a big school of fish up to one-metre in length hanging out right in front of the jetty and around the “Fowl House”.
It was all about the current with the fish definitely fired up by the swiftly moving water. The fish were taking pretty much anything from live bait to squid and even soft plastics. With fish this big, please limit your catch.
Meanwhile, game boats out of Bermagui continued to get marlin and even some big yellowfin tuna, while there have been decent snapper down south around the Murrah/Goalen area and deep-sea Alphonsino out wide. In news just in, Bermi Bait & tackle reports while kings remain good at the island, Andy Caves and Dave Cassar are fishing with Nathan Brown on Head Hunter today and have boated two nice wahoo on the way out in search of yellowfin and blue marlin. Great sign!
Up north, Tuross and Potato Point continue to deliver snapper for the reef fishers.
Wagonga Inlet also seems to be firing. It was a cracking start to the day for Ocean Hut Compleat Angler staff member Dash and his young fella Riley yesterday, who got a cracker 81cm dusky flathead and another seven over 52cm.
Darryl at the Ocean Hut said there have been some nice bream in the lakes just to north of Narooma, while to the south one customer had a great session getting tailor to 3kg off the rocks.
Narooma Sport and Game Fishing Club member Peter Rando on the weekend caught a nice bream near the oyster racks at the top end of Wagonga Inlet on a minnow type lure. Along with bream, Pete and Les Waldock also got tailor, snapper and got ambushed by some very healthy inlet kingfish, which they did not land.
Wallaga Lake also continues to produce with bream, flathead, tailor, luderick, trevally and garfish all caught over the weekend.
With the hugely popular brown trout spawning run on the Eucumbene River about to begin, the Monaro Acclimatisation Society hosted a meeting with anglers and representatives from Snowy Hydro, Kosciuszko National Park, NSW Fisheries, NSW Maritime and the Lake Eucumbene Chamber of Commerce to try and resolve the issue of continuing environmental degradation of the Eucumbene River banks at the Denison Campground near Providence Portal. The idea is to have car park for next year. Click here for more
“On the Rocks” lets us know the Bermagui Country Club Social Anglers’ Club members met on Sunday for their monthly social barbecue introducing new members – Tad, Julie and Gerry. The keen fishing members competed for the on and offshore bringing Robert in for a winner and Tad, who made runner-up. President Fran congratulated the winners, also thanked the members for their contributions – cooking, salads etc. The raffle of the day went to Ian and Fran. See you all next month – May 13-15 – weigh in by 12.30pm Sunday.