Anglers have been treated to some fantastic spectacles offshore recently.
Members of the Merimbula Big Game and Lakes Angling Club said the annual whale migration was in full swing and there had been plenty of sightings.
Continuing warmer conditions have also improved fishing on the whole with some great catches in the estuaries but also out wide.
Ocean flathead have made an appearance off Tathra, Bournda Island and Tura Beach at 18-20 fathoms.
However, size has been a factor in some of the reported catches and club officials remind anglers to keep their eye on their tape measure!
Reports from the reefs remain encouraging with morwong and a few snapper now on the bite.
At Tura Beach trevally and Australian salmon are providing the excitement.
Try silver spinners.
Keep an eye out for thresher sharks again reported off Tura Beach and Bournda.
At the Merimbula Fishing Platform some really big 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 which can be taken with weed, cunjevoi, cooked prawns and soft plastics.
In Merimbula and Pambula lakes, bream and trevally together with dusky flathead are available, fish the edges of structures or channels.
Soft plastics like the red worm bring good results.
Tailor are relatively abundant in the early morning and late afternoon.
Bream and large estuary perch remain active well upstream in the Bega River.
Best results for the estuary perch come after dark.
Soft plastics, hard bodies and peeled prawns remain the best baits.
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 23, Darragh Reynolds and Chris Young are your scheduled hosts. All inquires John McKay on 0427 639 585.
Membership applications, membership renewals and everything you need to know is on the club’s website www.mbgalac.com.au.
Keep your rods bent!
Snapper are shy feeders often caught around the dawn and dusk periods. Best baits: pilchards, squid, prawns. Best methods include lightly berleying and fishing with lightly weighted baits. As with mulloway allow snapper time to eat the bait.
- Rex Hunt
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