Lovely mid June weather suits Merimbula anglers

Photo caption: Shane Mayberry of Tura Beach shows his huge Blue Eye Trevalla taken off Merimbula.

Game fishing has become a little quiet about the shelf with anglers needing to go about 10-15 Nm further east to get into the Tuna action. Closer in some of our anglers have turned to deep drop fishing in waters of about 400m depth. As noted previously a couple Broadbill Swordfish were captured by deep dropping as well as lovely fish like the Blue Eye pictured.

Ocean flathead remain on the chew with good patches off Tura Headland and Bournda Island. Try also near White Rock and Kianinny and north to Baronda Headland. Best depth seems to be at 15-17 fathoms off Tura Headland and Baronda. Reef fishing has become a little more difficult with strong inshore currents continuing off Merimbula. For snapper and morwong it is probably best to anchor and burley. Try also Lennards, North Head and Boyd’s Tower. Good Tailor and salmon are schooling off the beaches, Haycock and Tura in particular. At Haycock there are also some good bream and luderick near the rocks using prawn bait.

At Pambula some good trevally are on the chew near the shark hole as well as some lovely bream. Prawns are a fail-safe bait. At Merimbula there are lots of tailor in the back lake plus reasonable size bream and snapper deeper down, prawns, pilchards and soft plastics are all useful. Garfish are about in the lower channel near Fishpen, use crumbed bread for berley and prawn bait. The Bega River has now closed and the temperature near the bridge at Mogareeka is down to about 11 degrees. Using soft plastics; small tailor, a few bream and dusky flathead can be found further up river where the water is a little warmer.

On Friday evening 21 June the Club will be hosting a $10 per head Casserole Night to raise funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. The Club house in Spencer Park will be open from 6.00pm. The Casserole Night has been organized by the Club’s Social Secretary Ms Merrily Bell who, together with her sister Judith, will undertake the Westpac 2019 Drovers Run 4WD Outback Adventure 4 -17 August from Broken Hill, attracting sponsorship for this worthy cause. During the evening there will be raffles and a guest speaker; Mr Bob Beasley who will talk about the evolution of fish. Bookings Ms Merrily Bell 0427 011 074. Visitors are very welcome. Come and enjoy the tucker, the talk, the ambience, friendship and lovely views with very competitive bar prices. Darragh Reynolds is the scheduled host. All enquiries to Lindon Thompson 0411 873 880. Membership Application, Membership Renewal and everything you need to know about local fishing is on the Club’s Website:

Keep your rods bent!