Strong Winds Offshore Keep Anglers in the Estuaries.

Photo Caption: Ron Vanderdrift of Tackle World and Club President Peter Haar together with a group of excited juniors, all winners in last week’s Merimbula Big Game & Lakes Tri -Estuary Challenge.

Angling is a family sport available to both boys and girls including their parents and grandparents. The Club is dedicated to supporting its juniors and welcomes new members to learn the joys of angling while taking up the Club’s overriding philosophy of catch and release angling and it is more than pleasing to see an ever increasing number of juniors enjoying the sport.

Good ocean flathead are available at Tura Headland and SE of Turingal Headland. Try 15-20 fathoms. Snapper and morwong are about off Long Point and White Rock as well as Lennards, North Head and Boyds Tower. Snapper and morwong respond to pilchard and squid baits as well as soft plastics and metal micro jigs. Try the northern end of Tura Beach, Haycock Beach and Aslings Beach at Eden for Australian salmon. Best results from gang hooked pilchards.

At the Merimbula wharf the annual luderick run is looking promising. Both cabbage weed and artificial weed will give good results. Calamari squid remain patchy at the wharf together with cuttlefish and octopus. Try a slow sinking squid jig let down to the weed tops. Best results from jigging at dusk.

The estuaries are fishing well for tailor, try slow trolling in the channels and the main lakes, look for bird activity. There are plentiful trevally and dusky flathead are coming onto the chew as temperatures rise. Some excellent bream are reported from the Broadwater at Pambula try near the oyster leases. Good whiting have also been recorded from the sand flats. Metal vibe jigs, soft plastics and bait are all effective. When using bait, burley certainly helps. Pambula also sports lots of mullet which are best attached with bread burley and will take prawn bait.

At Mogareeka try near the bridge for dusky flathead and well upstream for Kayak anglers. Try the cliff wall up from the launching ramp for bream and estuary perch. There are lots of whiting in the lower reaches, try over the sand shallows. Soft plastics, hard bodies, nippers, pilchards and peeled prawns offer the best results.

The Club will be open this Friday 15 November when you may enjoy the fishing report, the ambience, friendship and lovely views with very competitive bar prices. All enquires to Peter Haar 0417 021 066. Membership Application, Membership Renewal and everything you need to know about local fishing is on the Club’s Website:

Keep your rods bent!