Bad Weather Drives Anglers into the Estuaries

Stuart Green of South Pambula with his 92.7cm giant Dusky Flathead caught and released from Merimbula Lake.  Shows that Mogareeka is not the only place inhabited by these giants.

Now is not the time for offshore angling with a low pressure system moving down our coast bringing winds and rain.  Hopefully conditions will improve and our gamefishing anglers achieve their goals in Eden’s Open Tournament this coming weekend.  

The bar at Merimbula remains shallow and with offshore swells predicted to top above 6 metres it is foolhardy to attempt crossing in small craft.  With the swell coming from the ENE probably not much better at Pambula.  So if it is necessary to fish offshore try Quarantine Bay at Eden or Kianinny at Tathra.  

Without doubt during these periods of inclement weather our estuaries are the place to be.  Congratulations to the angler/s who captured and released in great condition metre plus Jewfish last Saturday at Mogareeka.  Assuming one is not savaged by tailor dusky flathead and good bream are also available at Mogareeka.  There are also flounder and good whiting in the shallows for those fishing with worms.

At Twofold Bay slimy mackerel baitfish are being swarmed by small cuta and are hard to catch.   Some good flathead are reported near the signal tower and morwong and snapper remain plentiful off the reefs around from Snug Cove.  

Trevally and bream remain on the chew all along the Merimbula channel down from the bridge and in the Pambula channel near the Shark Hole.  Best time is low tide with both soft plastics or pilchard baits.

Calamari squid frequent the Merimbula Wharf morning and evening.  Best results from prawn-like slow sinking jigs.  Luderick can be patchy but some good catches are reported in the evenings using artificial lures. Some good Australian salmon have been taken with silver spinners.

On Friday 14 February the Club will be open from 6.30pm. Visitors are welcome, come one and all and enjoy the ambience, fishing report, friendship and lovely views with very competitive bar prices.  Darragh Reynolds is your scheduled host. 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!