It is now just over a week until the Merimbula Big Game & Lakes Angling Club’s Open Yellowfin Tournament on May 6-8.
With reports of fine yellowfin being taken off Eden as well as broadbill, the tournament certainly looks to be on track for a very successful weekend.
The club is posting a $6000 cash first prize for the heaviest yellowfin tuna “line class” caught over the duration of the tournament.
Thanks to its great sponsors there will also be 16 other category prizes up for grabs.
For further details contact Robert Wood on 0413 333 598.
With cash and prizes of over $1000, the club’s annual Snapper Classic is also scheduled for May 21-22.
This is a great competition for bottom bouncers and there is also free entry and cash prizes for junior anglers.
Briefing will be on Friday evening, May 20, at 7.30pm. Contact Chris Young: 0417 114 275.
Dusky flathead, trevally, tailor and whiting remain on the bite in our estuaries as well as bream, particularly near oyster beds.
Anglers are reminded that the annual zero bag limit closure for Australian bass and estuary perch from all rivers and estuaries in NSW will commence on May 1.
With the full moon it is time for some night time jewfish hunting using live baits.
Kingfish will also be on the prowl.
All estuary fish respond well to soft plastics and also live nippers.
Baitfish metal lures also bring good results.
Ocean flathead remain on the chew; try 21 fathoms off Merimbula.
With the moon full there are also good gummy sharks 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. Best time is near dawn or dusk at a tide change.
Try from an anchored vessel with burley or use soft plastics, especially if you can locate a bait ball.
The Merimbula Big Game & Lakes Angling Club maintains an Open House at Spencer Park, every Friday evening commencing at 6.30pm.
Visitors are welcome, come and enjoy the fishing report, the ambience, friendship and lovely views with very competitive bar prices.
This Friday, April 15, Darragh Reynolds and Lindon Thompson are hosts.
All inquires Lindon Thompson on 0411 873 880.
Try the club’s website; www.mbglac.com.au
Established in 1936, we are a family orientated fishing club with about 250 members,
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