FISHING REPORT Week Commencing 31 August 2015

Weather and seas improving after last week’s wipe-out.

Seas are now moderating and hardy anglers starting to venture out to sea again following the wipeout last week due to the rain and wind.  We expect local reefs will provide some Snapper and Morwong. Try soft plastics and remember early morning and dusk are the best times to fish.  The 22 Fathom mark off Tathra and Tura Headland should return both Sand and Tiger Flathead.    Salmon remain patchy on the local beaches and headlands.  You need to keep a close watch on bird activity to locate the schools.  The estuaries are virtually closed down due to the fresh and low temperatures, try the entrance areas.

Young Isaac Di Donato’s parents passed on his great photo showing a lovely local Calamari (Squid) taken on a jig from the Merimbula Fishing Platform.  This shows that even when everything else gets tough there is always some exciting angling activity around Merimbula.

On Saturday 12 September the Merimbula Big Game & Lakes Angling Club is hosting a Sponsors Evening commencing at 6.30pm at its Spencer Park Clubrooms. Members are invited to register to support the Club and for catering.

The Mex Williams Memorial Club Trip and Fishing Competition is the Club’s next event, scheduled for 16-17 October at the Anchorage Holiday Apartments – Bermagui.  This event is open to all comers and no entry for fishing is required – it is a fun competition with a BBQ on the Saturday evening followed by the prize giving.  All enquires to Merrily Bell 0427 011 074.

On Friday 4 September Paul Jones and Darragh Reynolds are hosts at the Spencer Park Clubhouse from 6.30 pm with happy hour and snacks followed by the fishing report and the popular weekly raffle.  All enquires to Lindon Thompson on 0411 873 880.  Members and guests are all invited so bring family and friends and enjoy the lovely views, ambience and friendship with very competitive bar prices.

Keep your rods bent!