Coronavirus has not stopped keen anglers but the weather is certainly trying hard

Photo Caption: Emma Badullovich with her magnificent Salmon taken off Gillard’s Beach just after dark.

Following last weekend’s heavy rain and rough seas, just like the week before, returns remained poor. We can report however that last week during a break in the weather some intrepid anglers including young Joshua Jones of Tura Beach and his partner Jackson found the bluefin school lying just one kilometer off Green Cape. Hookups were plentiful using available lures mainly bibbed Rapalas. Reports confirm lots of humpback whales inshore off the Tura Beach Golf Course as they continue their travel northwards for breeding.

With no reports of snapper, morwong or gummies during the past week, Australian salmon have remained on the chew off the headlands and beaches as well as in the Pambula River. In fact salmon were the mainstay for anglers during the week. Salmon were reported from off Haycock, Main and Tura Beaches and of course Gillards. At the beaches some of the best salmon are taking poppers mounted above a single gang hooked pilchard. If you can bear the cold the best fish are taken just after dark.

Pambula River and Broadwater again remain the stand out fishing spots during the past week with ubiquitous tailor, salmon, trevally and even some fine black bream. Try the northern side of the Broadwater directly opposite the boat yards.

In the Merimbula front lake the start of the run-in from the sea remains good for trevally and bream over the shallows. Nippers without a sinker or soft plastics will get results and may also entice some large whiting seen in the area. There are lots of “chopper” tailor in the Merimbula Back Lake plus some occasional bream and trevally.

Reports from the Bega River, which remains open suggest you need to go upstream as there is little action at Mogareeka. Up river where fallen trees make good structures there is some good estuary perch angling but these are a definite no take until the season re opens on 1st September.

Andrew Badullovich sent in a report of wonderful trout fishing at Buckenderra Village. Andrew fishes from a boat, casting towards the shore in about 2m of water using small bibbed lures like the Daiwa Tournament Spike. He and his partner Paul took some fine brown and rainbow trout.

The MBGLAC Club Room is open on Friday evenings, commencing 6.30pm. However due to social distancing rules attendance is currently limited to 20 persons. MBGLAC Membership application, Membership renewal and everything you need to know about local fishing is on the Club’s Website . All enquires to Peter Haar 0417 021 066.

Keep your rods bent!