Fishing Report for the week 22nd June 07.

2007-06-22 02:35:00
Bermagui, New South Wales - Saltwater Fishing Report
Bermagui Area

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Snapper fishing is still excellent at present and it should be better as it leads up to the next full moon. The best areas are Goalen Head, Three Brothers, Lobster Patch and Four Mile Reef, how well these areas fish will be dictated by the amount of Jackets around. I suggest fish the inshore reefs for best results and out from most beaches in around 30 metres for Sand Flathead.

GAME

The 92 Kg Yellowfin came from out over the Continental Shelf and as mentioned was taken on a lure. Plenty of Albacore have also been taken on lures while there is still reasonable numbers of Makos making their appearance in burley trails. Weather conditions have improved dramatically and are looking ok for this weekend. We should expect, with water temps holding, a lot of Game Fish taken in the next couple of days.

ESTUARY

Due to the mini floods being experienced around Bermi at present fishing in the estuaries is likely to be difficult over the next week. Tailor may be an option around the edge of the dirty water at the entrance to Bermi Harbour, however I donít expect fishing to be any good until the flood waters clear slightly. At long last Cuttagee Lake has opened to the ocean and could be well worth a look in the future.

ROCK & BEACH

Strong winds, rain and big seas have really disrupted the fishing on the rocks as well as the beach. Once conditions settle down the rock fishing should be excellent and the Drummer should be on the chew in good numbers. Hopefully we will see some good gutters created on the beaches and now with a couple of our lakes, that have opened to the ocean, fishing adjacent to these may be very good.

BASS

No changes at Brogo Dam with water temps very cold making the fish extremely lethargic. The odd fish has been taken on worms with the even rarer fish on a lure, although there hasnít been very many people fishing the dam of late. Below the Dam wall fishing is also very poor.

TROUT

Presently it is raining in the mountains which is good for our catchment areas and hopefully will see the Trout on the move. The Browns should enter the river systems on their annual breeding cycle while the Rainbows may become a better option around the lake edges if we get an increase in water levels.

Fish Species: Yellowfin & Albacore Tuna for the Game Fisherman this week.
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One of many Bream taken on charter with D J\'s Fishing Adventures
One of many Bream taken on charter with D J\'s Fishing Adventures

Yellowfin Tuna like this one are a prize catch at Bermagui. D J\'s Fishing Adventures could put you onto fish like this one.
Yellowfin Tuna like this one are a prize catch at Bermagui. D J\'s Fishing Adventures could put you onto fish like this one.

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.

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