Better Weather ahead. Game Fishers searching for Yellowfin Tuna

Photo Caption: Heather Sutterby of Tura Beach shows a plus 2kg Snapper taken south of Haycock Point.

Strong winds have made offshore angling difficult however there are reports of yellowfin tuna off Bermagui and Batemans Bay. With improving weather forecast local game anglers will be searching for yellowfin in our waters off Kianinny, Merimbula and Eden.

With the new corona virus rules to be implemented from Friday, NSW will still not be allowing local and regional travel – no tourism and visitation for the time being. Only locals should be out fishing for exercise and food.

We have repeatedly warned about the bar at Merimbula. Take particular care when the swell is up and tides low. Council is sandbagging along parts of Merimbula beach to prevent erosion. If the false channel was blocked, natural tidal flow would undoubtedly scour out the bar and return it to normal.

Excellent snapper are reported from local reefs such as White Rock, Long Point, Haycock, Horshoe, Lennards , North Head and Boyds Tower. Good size gummy shark are about south of Haycock. Try a single bait, weighted to the bottom. Ocean flathead have reappeared at popular spots off Kianinny, Turingal Head, Bournda Island, Tura Headland, Short Point and Haycock. Try 15-20 fathoms. Off our beaches good size Australian salmon are running and bag out catches (5 fish) the order of the day. Try a wire leader as good size tailor are also on the chew.

Activity is slowing in our estuaries as the temperature drops. Try the change of tide near Mogareeka in the Bega River which remains open. There are here are bream, trevally and dusky flathead, best results from soft plastics.

In the Merimbula channel fish for trevally and tailor from around the bridge, the Marina, and the MBGLAC jetty – abide by distance rules. Best time is low tide with soft plastics or pilchard baits. In the Merimbula Top Lake tailor are ever-present as well as bream, some dusky flathead and trevally.

MBGLAC 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.

Keep your rods bent!