Mid October Heralds the Start of the Summer Estuary Fishing Season.

Photo Caption: Members and their Guests celebrate the Club’s annual trip away to Wonboyn Lake Resort in conjunction with National Gone Fishing Day.

Spectacular whale activity continues off the Sapphire Coast. The sight of humpback whales breaking the surface and slapping their fins on the water is a true spectacle and this year it seems better than ever.

With the moon full good gummy shark are being taken off our reef edges at Cowdroys north of Kianinny and Just south of Haycock. Good snapper remain at Haycock Point and North Head at about 20 fathoms. Best bait fresh slimy mackerel. There are also good snapper and morwong from White Rock, Long Point and Lennards Island. Flathead anglers continue to battle with chinamen leatherjacks north from Bournda Island and White Rock. Best catches off Tura Headland at 20 fathoms. Further north try off Kianinny and Cowdroys at 18 fathoms.

As the lake waters warm, dusky flathead, trevally and bream are coming onto the chew in the Merimbula main lake and at Pambula at the Shark Hole and Broadwater. In the Bega River keen anglers are targeting estuary perch up river, look for overhanging branches and timber, try metal vibes. The Bega River remains closed so try the rockwall up from the launching ramp for bream and near the bridge for dusky flathead. Soft plastics, hard bodies, nippers and peeled prawns offer the best results

Last Friday and Saturday the Club celebrated its annual trip away at Wonboyn Lake Resort and a wonderful time was had by all with a carry over to this weekends National Gone Fishing Day of 20 October. An initiative of Australia’s Recreational Fishing community which marks the commencement of the summer fishing season. Congratulations to Kristen Matteo of Tura Beach who won the 2019 Mex Williams Trophy for the largest catch and release dusky flathead. Sincere thanks to the club’s hosts Peter and Paula of Wonboyn Lake Resort for such an outstanding weekend.

Just three weeks now until the Clubs annual Tri-Estuary fishing competition scheduled for the weekend of 2-3 November. After the football finals after the Bathurst Supercars, now is the time to seriously consider the summer estuary fishing season. The Competition targets eight species; Bream, Dusky Flathead, Whiting, Trevally, Salmon, Luderick, Tailor, & Jewfish in three estuary’s; Bega River, Merimbula Lake and Pambula Lake. All catch and release based on DPI brag mat photos. Details on the Club’s website. Final entries at the briefing on Friday 1 November.

The Club will be open this Friday 18 October when you may enjoy the fishing report, the ambience, friendship and lovely views with very competitive bar prices. 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!