Bermagui (Aust.) Fishing Report Week End 10 Aug 07
This week has seen some very large Tiger Flathead coming from the outside edge of the Four Mile Reef. Most anglers have been bagging out in no time on them and then are able to go and chase the Snapper and the Morwong that are also in good numbers on most of the reefs especially south at Goalen Head.
Cool water temps of around 16 deg. seem to be having an effect on any Game Fish. This is to be expected at this time of year as August is notoriously the worst month of the year for Game Fishing in these waters. For those wishing to brave the elements burley trails may attract some Sharks.
This week I managed to do some fishing in the Bermagui River with some surprisingly good results. Plenty of Blackfish were caught around the bridge with the start of the making tide. Mixed in with them has been some good Bream, Trevally and caught a few exceptional Whiting with most of the fish being taken on Nippers and the odd Whiting on a soft plastic.
ROCK & BEACH
Offshore winds this week has allowed very good access to the rock platforms resulting in some good catches of both Drummer and Groper. Anglers casting small metal lures from the stones have had good success on reasonable sized Salmon, which are also still plentiful on most beaches either on bait or lures.
Warmer than usual weather conditions is indicating there could be an early spring and with this the Bass in Brogo may become active a lot earlier this season. At present there has been no reports on any regular catches of Bass within our area and I suspect it will stay this way for quite a few more weeks.
There are plenty of people up in the Snowy Mountains making use of the good snow conditions this season and sadly very few are up there fishing. The actual sad part about this, is the fishing in Jindabyne is especially good at present with large numbers of fish being taken on the troll and Eucumbene is also supplying similar action.
About The Author: Darren Redman
Company: D J's FISHING ADVENTURES BERMAGUI
Area Reporting: BERMAGUI N.S.W. AUSTRALIA
Bio: Darren Redman is an estuary charter guide for NSW waters (Bermagui) and has been doing so for some 18 years. He was the first legal operator, and is still operating, with Master V qualifications. He is also the founding and current president of the Far South Coast Bass Stocking Association which was created over 10 years ago for the purpose of stocking Brogo Dam with Australian Bass, which to date has seen over 210,000 fish released.