The East Australian Current is pushing ever southwards and temperatures up to 21.5 degrees have been recorded at Green Cape. Tuna are about but well out beyond the first drop off. Closer in are already a few Dolphin Fish (Mahi Mahi) and Striped Marlin. With Christmas upon us soon it is fair to say the summer fishing season for big Game Anglers and inshore fishers alike is now alive and well.
Snapper and Morwong remain on the chew about the inshore reefs; try Long Point and the Horseshoe Reef out of Merimbula and White Rock out of Kianinny. Good Sand Flathead occur in patches off the Tura Beach Golf Course and Tura Headland. Sand and Tiger Flathead have also gathered off the pub at Tathra and also off Cowdreys, try at 15 to 18 fathoms. The beaches remain slow with only a few Salmon and Tailor reported.
The Merimbula and Tathra Wharfs are both producing good squid on jigs with the best results during dark. There have been Salmon and Kingfish sightings from both Wharfs and an exciting early morning Kingfish hook-up, reported from the Merimbula Wharf. Trevally are also frequenting the Merimbula Wharf providing great angling for locals and visitors. Best caught using a float and prawn bait. Luderick are a bit patchy but patience can bring great results with most locals now only using artificial lures. Talking about prawns; the first December run is expected to be on Boxing Day, enjoy!
In the estuaries very large Trevally remain a feature of the lower part of the Merimbula Lake from the bridge down. Best results after dark on soft plastics, prawns and pilchards. With soft plastics the go, there is no shortage of good Dusky Flathead and anglers are encouraged to consider catch and release. Bream are also on the chew in the Merimbula and Pambula Lakes and the Bega River. The Bega River remains closed and we can expect fish to gather in the lower reaches about Mogareeka. Fishing there will be less affected by tides so fish quietly with soft plastics or nippers to achieve best results.
The Club holds an Open House at Spencer Park, every Friday evening, commencing 6.30 pm. As a pre Christmas Eve event this Friday 23 December the Club will feature a stupendous raffle with offerings including: Turkey, Ham, Prawns, Oysters and Chocolates. Visitors are very welcome, come and enjoy the fishing report, the ambience, friendship and lovely views with very competitive bar prices. Darragh Reynolds is your scheduled host. All enquires 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.
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