October Heralds Commencement of the Far South Estuary Fishing Season.

Photo Caption: Adam Pieper from Wagga Wagga shows a lovely Nannygai caught off Lennards Island from local charter vessel Rathlin 11, captained by Craig Chambers.

With the tides favourable good snapper and morwong are again on the bite. Best areas are between 15 and 20 fathoms off Lennards, North Head and Boyds Tower. Out of the ordinary; Ron Achison reports hooking up and releasing a plus 200kg sunfish at 40 fathoms off Twofold Bay To the north past Haycock and Long Point flathead are on the chew, try SE of Turingal Headland, off White Rock, The Tathra Hotel, and Bithrys further north. A good starting point is the 15 fathom line out to 20 fathoms. With the full moon Gummys have been active. Best areas are on the inshore side of the Horseshoe Reef south of Haycock and beside the Pinnacles reef near Bithrys. Good salmon are sporadic but have been reported off local beaches.

October is the month when we anticipate estuary fish will become active with rising water temperatures. Relatively large tailor are abundant in Merimbula Lake – try metal spinners – there are trevally and some dusky flathead activity. At the Bega River good bream and estuary perch remain active try the rock wall just up from the launching ramp. Soft plastics, hard bodies and peeled prawns often the best baits.

The Club’s annual trip for 2018 will feature the Wonboyn Lake Resort. This trip and its main feature the “Mex Williams Memorial Fishing Competition” is free and open to all comers. All prizes will be based on photographed length on a DPI brag mat so catch and release is the game. Fishing will commence at 12 midday on Friday 12th October, the competition will end 6.0pm on Saturday. Accommodation bookings; Andrew on 0411 341 406

The government sponsored “Gone Fishing Day” is scheduled for Sunday 14 October. You can help shape and promote recreational fishing in Australia by joining the national recreational fishing register. Google; “Gone Fishing Day”. Once registered you will be kept informed about what’s happening in recreational fishing. It’s free and you will be helping to build a bright and sustainable future for recreational fishing in Australia.

The Club will be open on Friday evening commencing 6.30 pm. 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 to Lindon Thompson on 0411 873 880. 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!