A run of good luck is continuing for anglers with excellent-sized kingfish still biting off the Merimbula wharf.
Terry Mulchay joined the lucky ones to catch a great specimen with fishing pundits from Tackleword in Merimbula saying it was the best run of the fish since 1988.
Early in the morning is proving the best time for a catch with a variety of methods showing some success.
Local angler Michael Frith was also congratulated after reeling in a 17.5 kingfish off the rocks.
The school is reported to extend as far as Tura Headland and anglers also noted schools of salmon with plenty of baitfish off the wharf luring in the bigger species.
The club also held its Salmon Sunday session off Haycock beach.
Club officials said it was pretty quiet going with just five salmon caught on the day, but everyone who turned out enjoyed the barbecue lunch in splendid sunshine.
Despite the quiet day on Sunday, salmon appear to be on the chew across the region with some catches weighing up to three kilos being caught off Merimbula’s main beach alongside some good bream.
Salmon are also coming through Tura Beach North with Ron Achison reporting some exciting action. With sand crabs prevalent, lures and poppers help. Salmon are also schooling in the Pambula River mouth area.
A large school of tailor is reported in the Fishpen area and are also active in Merimbula’s Top Lake.
The club urged all rock fishers to use personal safety gear, but said there were some good offerings with drummer on the bite as well as the salmon and tailor.
The reefs have been producing morwong, but snapper are hard to find with members expecting they will improve as soon as warmer currents come by.
Flathead are moving back into deeper waters, try 15-20 fathoms off Short Point, Tura Beach and Tura Headland.
In the estuaries bream are coming on the bite and dusky flathead are worth targeting in Merimbula and Pambula. For tailor, try trawling and spinning later in the afternoon for best results.
The club maintains an open house session weekly at its Spencer Park clubrooms.
The club is open Fridays from 6.30pm and visitors are more than welcome.
Organisers said to grab some family and friends and head along for the fishing report, ambience and views with competitive bar prices.
Darragh Reynolds and Tom Scott are the scheduled hosts this Friday.
Club inquiries can be made to John McKay on 0427 639 585.
Almost anything could want to know is available on the club’s website at www.mbgalac.com.au.
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