Bermagui (Aust.) Fishing Report Week End 14th July 2007
There has been plenty of Morwong on the Four and Six Mile Reefs as well as out wide from Goalen Head. The run of Snapper still continues with some very nice fish of up to 4 Kg. These fish have been taken in the same areas as the Morwong plus there is a variety of other species with the Jackets still seemingly quiet.
Due to the offshore winds out wide the sea conditions have been very rough not allowing anglers a chance, however a couple of boats did venture out and hooked a couple of Southern Blue Fin Tuna which where not landed. Water temps are still around 17 - 18 deg. and we suspect there should be still Yellowfin and Albacore mixed in with the Bluefin, plus a very strong chance of sharks in burley trails.
The water colour is improving in the rivers and lakes resulting in a few more fish being taken. For the kids there is Trevally, Yellowtail and Mullet in the Harbour. Blackfish seem to be moving back into the Bermi system, which are being taken on Cabbage Weed and there has been some nice Bream at the entrance of both Wallaga and Cuttagee Lakes.
ROCK & BEACH
Offshore winds has allowed anglers access to both the Rocks and the Beaches. From the stones there are plenty of Drummer, a few Groper, Bream and Trevally which have been stirred by the rough weather. Salmon and Tailor are also around both from the rocks and the beaches. There are some good Bream and Mullet moving along the beaches with most of them holding their share of fish.
Due to recent rain and floods virtually no Bass Fishing is being done in either the River or the Dam. The floods will mean the Bass will have the opportunity to move around throughout the systems and therefore the fishing in the spring months should be very good, especially in the rivers.
Recent rain in the mountains has meant the water levels have raised in the impoundments. Shore based fishing has improved with both Rainbows and Browns being taken on worms and Powerbait. Trolling is still very good for both Eucumbene and especially Jindabyne, in which levels are rising quicker than other dams.
One of the nice Snapper you could catch when the weather lets you get out there.
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.