FISHING REPORT FOR WEEK ENDING 25 NOVEMBER 2019

FISHING REPORT FOR WEEK ENDING 25 NOVEMBER 2019

Best Returns are coming from the Estuaries and Wharfs during these periods of Strong Winds.

Photo Caption: Juniors Sinead McKay and Eli-Sky Vitouchova exhibit popular goodies in preparation for the Club’s Christmas party on 13 December.

With a lucky break in the weather last weekend we have Heather Sutterby reporting fine albacore tuna fishing from Seamode at the continental shelf off Merimbula.

There are lots of bait fish (slimy mackerel) but also local swarms of chinamen leatherjackets so unfortunately it is not all plain sailing. Snapper are back on the chew at our local reefs with good catches reported from all down the coast from Goalen Head, the Pinnacle, White Rock, Long Point, Haycock and south to Lennards and Boyds Tower. Try micro jigs. Morwong have remained on the bite and respond to bait and soft plastics.

Kingfish are reported at Mowarry and continue to prowl the Tathra wharf. At Merimbula calamari squid are available just after dark but it takes patience and effort to achieve good results. With prawns running try a look-alike jig. Luderick are back on the bite and double hook-ups possible on artificial weed lures, best time dawn and just on dark.

A cool current from the south has washed over most of the flathead grounds and with water temperatures about 16 degrees activity has certainly slowed down. Luckily flathead have continued to bite well beside the Boyds Tower Reef and also north of Tathra near Cowdroys. Some good size sand flathead are reported. Near the Kiah River entrance deeper holes in Quarantine Bay are producing Jewfish.

The annual prawning season is underway, try the Fishpen area at Merimbula during the dark with the run out tide. In the estuaries tailor remain active early morning and evening. Dusky flathead remain active at Mogereeka. Metal vibe jigs, soft plastics and bait are all effective. When using bait, anchor and burley for best results. Bream are a little shy, try further up the Bega River and the Merimbula back lake where nippers are the preferred bait. Trevally abound in the Pambula Channel though mostly just legal size.

The Club will be open this Friday 29 November when you may enjoy the fishing report, the ambience, friendship and lovely views with very competitive bar prices. Darragh Reynolds is your scheduled host. Membership Application, Membership Renewal and everything you need to know about local fishing is on the Club’s Website: www.mbglac.com.au. All enquires to Peter Haar 0417 021 066.

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FISHING REPORT FOR WEEK ENDING 18 NOVEMBER 2019

FISHING REPORT FOR WEEK ENDING 18 NOVEMBER 2019

Continuing Strong Winds Offshore Keep Anglers in the Estuaries.

Photo Caption: Club Member 6yr old Logan Walker shows his lovely catch and release Dusky Flathead from the Pambula channel.

The Club is dedicated to supporting its juniors and welcomes new members to learn the joys of angling while taking up the Club’s overriding philosophy of catch and release angling and it is more than pleasing to see an ever increasing number of juniors enjoying the sport.

The full moon last week has returned some great gummy shark (flake) as well as snapper off Long Point and Haycock. Snapper and morwong respond to pilchard and squid baits as well as soft plastics and metal micro jigs. In Merimbula Bay with temperatures now up to 17 degrees there are lots of flathead but unfortunately mostly undersize. Best to travel off Tura Beach and Tura Headland as well as out from Kianinny to White Rock and northwards to Baronda Head. 15-20 fathoms are the best depths. Unfortunately chinamen leatherjackets remain a pest.

Now is the time to get your prawning gear ready for the run at the next new moon. Some have run already and this means that prawn-like Squid Jigs are the go and both flathead and reef areas are firing up. At the Merimbula wharf the annual luderick run has commenced and congratulations to Joe Battaglia for first catch of the season as well as a double hook-up. Joe has most success at dawn! Both cabbage weed and artificial weed will give good results.

Strong winds have seen patchy fishing offshore to say the least but the estuaries are now firing. Tailor are active early morning and evening. Try slow trolling in the channel at Merimbula for both Australian salmon and tailor. In the lakes trevally are plentiful. A good starting point for dusky flathead is at Mogereeka. Some fine whiting have also been recorded from the sand flats nearby. Metal vibe jigs, soft plastics and bait are all effective. When using bait, burley certainly helps. Bream are a little shy, try further up the Bega River and the channel at Blackmans. Some excellent bream are reported from the Broadwater at Pambula try near the oyster leases. Pambula also sports lots of mullet which are best attached with bread burley and will take prawn bait. Good whiting have also been recorded from the sand flats.

The Club will be open this Friday 22 November when you may enjoy the fishing report, the ambience, friendship and lovely views with very competitive bar prices. Darragh Reynolds is your scheduled host. Membership Application, Membership Renewal and everything you need to know about local fishing is on the Club’s Website: www.mbglac.com.au. All enquires to Peter Haar 0417 021 066.

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FISHING REPORT FOR WEEK ENDING 11 NOVEMBER 2019

FISHING REPORT FOR WEEK ENDING 11 NOVEMBER 2019

Strong Winds Offshore Keep Anglers in the Estuaries.

Photo Caption: Ron Vanderdrift of Tackle World and Club President Peter Haar together with a group of excited juniors, all winners in last week’s Merimbula Big Game & Lakes Tri -Estuary Challenge.

Angling is a family sport available to both boys and girls including their parents and grandparents. The Club is dedicated to supporting its juniors and welcomes new members to learn the joys of angling while taking up the Club’s overriding philosophy of catch and release angling and it is more than pleasing to see an ever increasing number of juniors enjoying the sport.

Good ocean flathead are available at Tura Headland and SE of Turingal Headland. Try 15-20 fathoms. Snapper and morwong are about off Long Point and White Rock as well as Lennards, North Head and Boyds Tower. Snapper and morwong respond to pilchard and squid baits as well as soft plastics and metal micro jigs. Try the northern end of Tura Beach, Haycock Beach and Aslings Beach at Eden for Australian salmon. Best results from gang hooked pilchards.

At the Merimbula wharf the annual luderick run is looking promising. Both cabbage weed and artificial weed will give good results. Calamari squid remain patchy at the wharf together with cuttlefish and octopus. Try a slow sinking squid jig let down to the weed tops. Best results from jigging at dusk.

The estuaries are fishing well for tailor, try slow trolling in the channels and the main lakes, look for bird activity. There are plentiful trevally and dusky flathead are coming onto the chew as temperatures rise. Some excellent bream are reported from the Broadwater at Pambula try near the oyster leases. Good whiting have also been recorded from the sand flats. Metal vibe jigs, soft plastics and bait are all effective. When using bait, burley certainly helps. Pambula also sports lots of mullet which are best attached with bread burley and will take prawn bait.

At Mogareeka try near the bridge for dusky flathead and well upstream for Kayak anglers. Try the cliff wall up from the launching ramp for bream and estuary perch. There are lots of whiting in the lower reaches, try over the sand shallows. Soft plastics, hard bodies, nippers, pilchards and peeled prawns offer the best results.

The Club will be open this Friday 15 November when you may enjoy the fishing report, the ambience, friendship and lovely views with very competitive bar prices. All enquires to Peter Haar 0417 021 066. Membership Application, Membership Renewal and everything you need to know about local fishing is on the Club’s Website: www.mbglac.com.au

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FISHING REPORT FOR WEEK ENDING 4 NOVEMBER 2019

FISHING REPORT FOR WEEK ENDING 4 NOVEMBER 2019

Estuary Anglers rewarded with great returns from Bega River at Mogareeka, Merimbula Lake and Pambula’s Broadwater and River.

Photo Caption:  Ian Neilson of Merimbula takes out the major prize for his catch & release bream presented by Ron Vanderdrift of Tackle World Merimbula and Club President Peter Haar.

The Club’s annual Tri-Estuary Challenge, which is totally catch & release based on DPI brag mat photos, ran successfully last weekend with great fishing conditions overall notwithstanding forecasts for inclement weather.  17 juniors made up the 72 entrants overall a near record rollup.  This is an outstanding result for the Club seeking to foster today’s youth into the joys of angling.  Congratulations to 6yr old Logan Walker of Eden who won the junior category for bream, dusky flathead and salmon. Other junior winners include Rali Badullovich with the longest trevally, Ava Tatman the longest tailor, Jackson Antill the longest luderick and Tiffany Bragg for the longest whiting.  Ian Neilson took out the major prize for seniors; aWatersnake Electric Motor sponsored by Jarvis Walker and Tackle World Merimbula, with a magnificent bream of 427mm.  Ian also gained first prize for whiting with a lovely fish of 385mm.  The dusky flathead prize went to AlanWilkins of Tura Beach with a dusky of 722mm.  The trevally and salmon prizes went to long term member Robert Wood.  Finally congratulations to David Hay for his winning luderick.

Ocean flathead have really come onto the chew try off Tura Headland, the Tura Golf course and Long Point from 15 fathoms out to 20 fathoms.  Snapper and morwong are on the chew off our local reefs; often at 17 fathoms, try Long Point and White Rock as well as Lennards, North Head and Boyds Tower and Green Cape.  Best baits are slimy mackerel.   Try Pambula entrance, Haycock Beach and Aslings Beach at Eden for Australian salmon.  The Merimbula Wharf continues to provide good calamari squid with early morning and evening the best times.  Try a slow sinking squid jig let down to the weed tops.

In the estuaries; bream, dusky flathead, trevally and tailor are back on the bite.  At Merimbula trevally, bream, tailor plus an occasional flounder congregate in the lower channel at low tide and good dusky flathead, bream, trevally and tailor are to be found around the oyster leases along the edges of the main lake.   Large bream are typical of Pambula Broadwater plus there are duskys are in the channel between Broadwater and the river at Pambula together with tailor and occasional salmon.  Lovely whiting are also showing up at Pambula. At Mogareeka try near the bridge for dusky flathead and the cliff wall up from the launching ramp for bream and estuary perch.  Soft plastics, hard bodies, nippers, pilchards and peeled prawns offer the best results.

The Club will be open this Friday 8 November when you may enjoy the fishing report, the ambience, friendship and lovely views with very competitive bar prices.  All enquires to Peter Haar 0417 021 066.  Membership Application, Membership Renewal and everything you need to know about local fishing is on the Club’s Website: www.mbglac.com.au

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FISHING REPORT FOR WEEK ENDING 28 OCTOBER 2019

FISHING REPORT FOR WEEK ENDING 28 OCTOBER 2019

Catering for all anglers and fish lovers the first weekend in November brings Merimbula’s  Tri Estuary Fishing Competition together with the Eden Whale Festival.

Photo Caption: Merrily Bell shows a lovely catch and release Dusky Flathead at Pambula caught in the channel on soft plastics.

The Club’ annual Tri-Estuary fishing Competition is scheduled for the weekend 2-3 November. Details on the Club’s website. Final entries at the briefing on Friday 1 November 6.30 for 7.00pm, at the Clubhouse Spencer Park. The competition is open to all comers and the Club expects a large entry as there are many visitors from Victoria due to the Melbourne Cup holiday in Melbourne. The Competition targets eight species; Bream, Dusky Flathead, Whiting, Trevally, Salmon, Luderick, Tailor & Jewfish in three estuaries; Bega River, Merimbula Lake and Pambula Lake and is totally catch & release based on DPI brag mat photos. As the opener to the seasons estuary fishing the Tri Estuary has become a very popular event.

Needless to say spectacular whale activity continues off the coast. Further out Yellowfin Tuna are reported along the edge of the Continental shelf.

Ocean flathead have really come onto the chew but northwards it is a battle between the flathead and gear loss due to chinamen leatherjackets. Try more to the south off Tura Headland, the Tura Golf course and Long Point from 15 fathoms out to 20 fathoms. Snapper and morwong are on the chew off our local reefs; often at 17 fathoms, try Long Point and White Rock as well as Lennards, North Head and Boyds Tower and Green Cape. Best baits are slimy mackerel. A problem with the reef fishing now is schools of voracious couta which are prolific. Try Pambula entrance, Haycock Beach and Aslings Beach at Eden for Australian salmon. The Merimbula Wharf continues to provide good calamari squid with early morning and evening the best times. Try a slow sinking squid jig let down to the weed tops.

In the estuaries, tailor, dusky flathead, trevally and bream are back on the bite. At Merimbula trevally, bream and tailor congregate in the lower channel at low tide and good dusky flathead and bream are always around the oyster leases along the edges of the main lake. Duskys are in the channel between Broadwater and the river at Pambula together with tailor and occasional salmon. Good trevally are also on the chew at the Pambula Shark Hole. At Mogareeka try near the bridge for dusky flathead and the cliff wall up from the launching ramp for bream and estuary perch. Soft plastics, hard bodies, nippers and peeled prawns offer the best results.

The Club will be open this Friday 1 November when you may enjoy the fishing report, the ambience, friendship and lovely views with very competitive bar prices. All enquires to Chris Young 0417 114 275. Membership Application, Membership Renewal and everything you need to know about local fishing is on the Club’s Website: www.mbglac.com.au

Keep your rods bent!