Leading up to the moon has already seen some Gummy Sharks appearing in anglers bags. These fish have been taken wide of Goalen Head and mixed in with them have been some exceptionally good Tiger Flathead, quite a few Morwong and Snapper. The Snapper are not overly huge but seem to be in good numbers on the closer to shore reefs.


Cool water temps of around 14 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.


Cool off shore waters that are now pushing in to the estuaries are also having their affect on the feeding behaviour of the estuary fish. There are still plenty of Blackfish, Bream, Trevally and Whiting hanging around the Bermagui Bridge, which are responding to Nippers and small soft plastics for a limited period of the incoming tide.


Again those cold waters have had the affect on the beach as well. Most of the Salmon seem to have moved on at this stage and catches are very limited. The same affect is happening off the stones with just a handful of Drummer and Silver Trevally being encountered.


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.

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About The Author: Darren Redman



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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