Bream remain on the bite in our estuaries particularly near oyster beds. Dusky flathead, trevally, tailor and whiting are available with some good snapper reported from Merimbula Lake and salmon in the lower part of Pambula Lake. With the moon filling it is time for nighttime Jewfish hunting using live baits. Perch and bass are reported from the upper reaches of the Bega River.
Salmon and tailor have been reported off Tura and Haycock beaches and the Merimbula fishing platform. Try metal lures or pilchards. Whiting remain at Tathra and Main beaches in the gutters.
Ocean flathead remain on the chew in 23 fathoms off Hunter Reef. They are also active off the northern side of Long Point at about 20 fathoms as well as off Tura Golf Course and Tura Headland. Good snapper and Morwong are best sought off reef edges. Snapper are coming onto the bite as the waters cool.
The Merimbula Big Game and Lakes Angling Club’s Open Yellowfin Tournament is on May 6 to 8. With reports of fine yellowfin being taken off Eden and Broadbill, the tournament looks on track. The club is posting a $6000 first prize for the heaviest yellowfin tuna “line class” caught. Details: Robert Wood, 0413 333 598.
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