Good Ocean Flathead come on the bite while Dolphins abound off Tura Headland.

Photo Caption: In the good hands of his grandfather Ken McCoombe, 6 year old Oscar Dixon from Torquay Victoria shows his first ever Tevally taken at Mogareeka.

While near shore temperatures are now down to 14 degrees and a lot of our “bread and butter” fish are have gone quiet the opposite has taken place off Tura Beach and Tura headland with good size ocean flathead now on the chew. Try blue coloured soft plastics for the big ones! Anglers report acres of Dolphins cavorting in the same area apparently feeding on large schools of whitebait.

The northerly migration of Australian salmon has come to a halt with the drop in temperature and from now to late October we will have sizeable schools clustered about local headlands and beaches. They will also be moving in and out of the inlets for a few days either side of the full moon. Try trolling the lower reaches of the Pambula River and Broadwater with green coloured metal spinners.

Local reef fish will adjust to the low temperatures and are expected to return to the bite about the local reefs. Try White Rock, Long Point, Haycock and Horseshoe reefs. Best results from anchoring and using a bottom berly bomb.

The beginning of the run-in from the sea remains good for yellowfin bream and trevally particularly over the shallows in the Merimbula Lake. Nippers without a sinker or soft plastics will get results. In the closed Bega River good bream and trevally are congregating at Mogareeka and some beautiful estuary perch further up river. Try fishing timber structures with vibes.

On Friday 9 August the Club will be open from 6.30pm and all are welcome to visit. You can 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:

The Clubs next event is its Presentation Night this Saturday 10 August at the Lakeview Hotel, 6.30pm for 7.00pm. Following its change to length measurement not weight (the Kiss and Release principle) a whole new series of Club records will be presented. The following Monday from 7.00pm, 12 August, the Club will be holding its AGM at its Clubhouse in Spencer Park. All welcome.

Keep your rods bent!