Ocean flathead are beginning to make an appearance as the waters start to warm.
Try off Tathra and Tura Beach at 18 fathoms and Haycock at 25 fathoms.
Reports from the reefs remain encouraging with morwong and a few snapper now on the bite.
At Tura Beach trevally are providing the excitement.
Try silver spinners.
Beach salmon remain patchy, with the best areas North Tura and Main Beach.
At the Merimbula Fishing Platform excellent squid continue to be taken in the early mornings and mid to late afternoon.
Naturally best results are when the winds are quiet.
Off the rocks we have magnificent drummer such as the one taken on a squidgy soft plastic (see photograph sent by Wade-Eaton).
This was an excellent catch and release effort.
Keep an eye out for thresher sharks reported off Tura Beach and Bournda.
In Merimbula and Pambula lakes, bream and trevally, together with dusky flathead are on the bite.
Remember to fish the edges of structures or channels.
Soft plastics like the red worm bring good results.
Tailor are schooling all through the estuaries including Merimbula Lake and on Main Beach.
Best time for tailor in the estuaries and beaches is early morning or evening.
Try spinning with metal lures.
Merimbula Lake has returned a few dusky flathead.
You are best using soft plastics.
Bream remain active well upstream in the Bega River.
Soft plastics, hard bodies and peeled prawns remain the best baits.
Tailor are relatively abundant early morning and late afternoon.
Every Friday the Merimbula Big Game & Lakes Angling Club holds an Open House at Spencer Park, commencing at 6.30pm.
Visitors are very welcome.
Come and enjoy the fishing report, the ambience, friendship and lovely views with very competitive bar prices.
This Friday, September 16, Darragh Reynolds is your scheduled host.
All inquires to John McKay on 0427 639 585.
Membership application, membership renewal and everything you need to know is on the club’s website www.mbgalac.com.au.
Keep your rods bent!
Mulloway are a large shy fish mainly caught at night where they feed around reefs and gutters. To catch one of these creatures you will need to have the freshest bait possible and be very patient. When one does grab your bait allow it time to move off with it as mulloway will often mouth the bait before swallowing it.
– Rex Hunt
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