FISHING REPORT Week Commencing 13 June 2016

FISHING REPORT Week Commencing 13 June 2016

Good weather continues for the Merimbula 24th Broadbill and 4th Blue fin Tournament.

Trevor Chippendale of Sea Hog with a magnificent 47Kg Yellow Fin Tuna taken during the Merimbula Broadbill and Bluefin Tournament.

Calming seas have allowed the intrepid anglers entered in the Merimbula Big Game and Lakes Angling Club’s MBG&LAC’s 24th Broadbill and 4th annual Blue Fin Tournament to fish over the weekend and during the Queen’s Birthday public holiday last Monday. Geoff McMahon of Sea Hog has already hooked but not landed a magnificent Broadbill and has taken two Yellow Fin Tuna. Briefing and final entries for the coming weekend 17, 18 and 19 June will be held at the Club at Spencer Park on Thursday evening no later than 7.00pm. Entries may also be made on line www.mbglac.com.au. All enquiries Robert Wood 0413 333 598.

Reports from offshore bottom bouncers are few and far between but we understand Ocean Flathead are back on the bite off; Pinnacles, Tura Beach and Bournda and northwards all the way to Tathra, try 20 fathoms. This is the prime Snapper season and good results are anticipated from all of Long Point, Hunter Reef, Haycock, Horseshoe Reef, Lennards Island and South Head at Eden. Morwong remain along the reef edges together with the Snapper. Gummy Shark should improve as the moon fills.

Flooding in the estuaries has driven fish down to the entrances and this is a great time to target Bream, Trevally and Tailor in the lower reaches. Reports from Pambula confirm this. Best results at low tide when the fish patrol the channels. All estuary fish respond well to soft plastics and baitfish metal lures, live nippers also bring good results. The Merimbula Fishing platform remained undamaged during the storm and catches of Squid as well as Salmon and Tailor including the occasional Kingfish maintain interest for local and visiting anglers.

The Club maintains an Open House at Spencer Park, every Friday evening commencing 6.30 pm. Visitors are welcome, come and enjoy the fishing report, the ambience, friendship and lovely views with very competitive bar prices. This Friday 17 June Darragh Reynolds and Robert Wood are your scheduled hosts. All enquires Lindon Thompson on 0411 873 880. Everything you need to know is on the Club’s Website www.mbgalac.com.au.

Keep your rods bent!

FISHING REPORT Week Commencing 6 June 2016

FISHING REPORT Week Commencing 6 June 2016

Good weather beckons for the Merimbula 24th Broadbill and 4th Blue fin Tournament.

Photo: Magnificent glass crystal Broadbill trophy, 1st Prize for the Merimbula Big Game & Lakes Angling Club’s Broadbill and Blue Fin Tournament which commences this Friday 10 June.

Following the severe rains and winds of last weekend good weather beckons for the Merimbula Big Game and Lakes Angling Club’s MBG&LAC’s 24th Broadbill and 4th annual Blue Fin Tournament which commences this Friday 10 June. Briefing and final entries will be held at the Club at Spencer Park on Thursday evening no later than 7.00pm. Entries may also be made on line www.mbglac.co.au. All enquiries Robert Wood 0413 333 598.

The elusive Broadbill is very much-sought-after and the very pinnacle for game fishers. It is likely this Tournament, the first in Australia to feature Broadbill now that the “secret” of daytime fishing has been publicized, using methods similar to American big game anglers, will attract a record showing as anglers fish our local offshore canyons where Broadbill are expected to congregate during daylight hours. This Tournament will also be the first time anglers are permitted by NSWGFA to use braided fishing line for Broadbill. Traditional mono lines will be required for Blue Fin Tuna.

Following the atrocious conditions last weekend there are few reports from the bottom bouncers but as the seas abate Ocean Flathead should be back on the bite off; Pinnacles, Tura Beach and Bournda and northwards all the way to Tathra, try 20 fathoms. This is the prime Snapper season and good results are anticipated from all of Long Point, Hunter Reef, Haycock, Horshoe Reef, Lennards Island and South Head at Eden. Morwong remain along the reef edges together with the Snapper. Gummy Shark should improve as the moon fills.

Flooding in the estuaries has driven fish down to the entrances and this is a graet time to target Bream, Trevally and Tailor in the lower reaches. Best results at low tide when the fish patrol the channels. All estuary fish respond well to soft plastics and baitfish metal lures, live nippers also bring good results. At the Merimbula Fishing platform Luderick anglers have packed their gear up until November. Catches of Squid as well as Salmon and Tailor including the occasional Kingfish maintain interest for local and visiting anglers.

The Club maintains an Open House at Spencer Park, every Friday evening commencing 6.30 pm. Visitors are welcome, come and enjoy the fishing report, the ambience, friendship and lovely views with very competitive bar prices. This Friday 10 June Darragh Reynolds and Paul Jones are your scheduled hosts. All enquires Lindon Thompson on 0411 873 880. Everything you need to know is on the Club’s Website www.mbgalac.com.au.

Keep your rods bent!

FISHING REPORT Week Commencing 30 May 2016

FISHING REPORT Week Commencing 30 May 2016

Merimbula’s mid June Broadbill and Blue fin Tournament shaping up to be a Classic.

Photo: Local angler Trevor Chippendale with a magnificent Blue Fin Tuna.

MBG&LAC’s forthcoming 24th Broadbill and 4th annual Blue Fin Tournament scheduled for the weekends of 10-12 and 17-19 June is now open for entries. The elusive Broadbill is very much-sought-after and the very pinnacle for game fishers.

It is likely this Tournament, the first in Australia to feature Broadbill now that the “secret” of daytime fishing has been publicized, using methods similar to American big game anglers, will attract a record showing as anglers fish our local offshore canyons where Broadbill are expected to congregate during daylight hours. This Tournament will also be the first time anglers are permitted by NSWGFA to use braided fishing line for Broadbill. Traditional mono lines will be required for Blue Fin Tuna.

Ocean Flathead both Sand and Tiger together with Gummy Shark remain on the bite off; Pinnacles, Tura Beach and Bournda and northwards all the way to Tathra, try 20 fathoms. This is the prime Snapper season and good results are reported from all of Long Point, Hunter Reef, Haycock, Horshoe Reef, Lennards Island and South Head at Eden. Morwong remain along the reef edges together with Snappper. Anchoring with burley suits windy weather and on the calmer days drifting with soft plastic brings great results.

In the estuaries Bream are available where they can seek cover such as oyster racks and treed edges. Defiantly a job for soft plastics and vibes. In Merimbula Lake Tailor are plentiful. Dusky Flathead and whiting are still about as water temps have not dropped rapidly but with winter now here they will become harder to find. All estuary fish respond well to soft plastics and also live nippers and baitfish metal lures bring good results. At the Merimbula Fishing platform Luderick anglers have packed their gear up until November. Catches of Squid as well as Salmon and Tailor including the occasional Kingfish maintain interest for local and visiting anglers.
The Club maintains an Open House at Spencer Park, every Friday evening commencing 6.30 pm. Visitors are welcome, come and enjoy the fishing report, the ambience, friendship and lovely views with very competitive bar prices. This Friday 3 June Darragh Reynolds and James Knox will be your hosts. All enquires Lindon Thompson on 0411 873 880. Everything you need to know is on the Club’s Website www.mbgalac.com.au and new Members are welcome.

Keep your rods bent!

FISHING REPORT Week Commencing 23 May 2016

FISHING REPORT Week Commencing 23 May 2016

Young Guns Take out Tackle World Snapper Classic

Photo: Aiden Aiken Winner of the Tackle World Snapper Classic Receives his first prize from Club President Robert Wood.

Aiden Akin and his fishing partner Josh Climas showed up the regulars over the weekend of the Merimbula Big Game and Lakes Angling Club’s annual Tackle World Snapper Classic. While most fished the traditional way; anchoring and burlying, Aiden and Josh followed Tackle World Merimbula’s advice and used large white soft plastics on the drift. Aiden took out the $500 first prize for the largest Snapper, his partner Josh took out second prize of a Shimano rod and reel combination. Aiden also received third prize, another rod and reel combo. Congratulations to both Aiden and Josh. Not to be completely outdone, one of the Club’s Snapper stalwarts, Malcolm Gaeth won the McKays Discount Oyster $200 prize for the heaviest five fish bag. Congratulations to Mal! Notwithstanding, there is little doubt that next year there will be a lot of anglers trying new and modern fishing techniques.

Ocean Flathead both Sand and Tiger have really come on the bite, together with Gummy Shark during the full moon, try 20 fathoms off Merimbula and northwards all the way to Tathra. Morwong remain along the reef edges together with Snappper. Plague proportions of Sweep can make reef fishing a little tedious.

In the estuaries Dusky Flathead remain on the bite enjoying the mild Autumn. Bream together with Trevally, Tailor and Whiting are all available. All estuary fish respond well to soft plastics and also live nippers and baitfish metal lures bring good results.

MBG&LAC’s forthcoming 24th Broadbill and 4th annual Blue Fin Tournament scheduled for the weekends of 10-12 and 17-19 June is now open for entries. The elusive Broadbill is very much-sought-after and the very pinnacle for game fishers. It is likely this Tournament, the first in Australia to feature Broadbill now that the “secret” of daytime fishing has been publicized, using methods similar to American big game anglers, will attract a record showing as anglers fish, for the first time, our local offshore canyons where Broadbill are expected to congregate during daylight hours.

The Club maintains an Open House at Spencer Park, every Friday evening commencing 6.30 pm. Visitors are welcome, come and enjoy the fishing report, the ambience, friendship and lovely views with very competitive bar prices. This Friday 27 May Darragh Reynolds and Tom Scott will be your hosts. All enquires Lindon Thompson on 0411 873 880. Everything you need to know is on the Club’s Website www.mbgalac.com.au and new Members are welcome.

Keep your rods bent!