Over the recent week Tiger and Sand Flathead have dominated most anglers catches whilst offshore bottom fishing. Throw in plenty of big Morwong, a few Snapper and some Red Gurnard and the fishing couldn't be better. Out, in around 50 metres due east of Bermagui is about as far as you need to travel at present.


Water temps have reached 18 deg. on the edge of the Shelf and with it some Tuna have arrived. Recently 1 vessel caught 3 Yellowfin in excess of 30 kg while on the troll and following these fish seems to be a few Makos. Another boat caught 2 of these Sharks while burleying out over the Twelve Mile Reef.


The upper reaches of the Bermagui River is producing a host of different species on either bait or lure. Flathead have been taking lures regularly in Rose Bay and some of the deeper holes while Blackfish, Bream, Trevally and Whiting are being caught along the Weed beds and over the flats on high tide using nippers.


Schools of very small 5 cm Slimy Mackeral are hugging the coast line and following them are large schools of Salmon and Tailor. They have pushed these small bait fish in close to the entrance of Bermagui Harbour where anglers have been luring them with small metal imitation lures, with both species being of reasonable size.


Indifferent weather over the past week has made fishing for Bass in Brogo Dam difficult. Trolling is probably the most prolific way of catching fish there at present, although the bait fishos are doing ok producing their share. On a nice warm day both in the dam and below the wall will also produce fish on lures.


Things in the mountains is still very good with most of the lakes producing good fish on the troll. Shore fishing is also good with plenty of fish being taken on Power Bait and Worms, while for the Fly Fisho there is some good fishing to be had on most of the streams as well as fish moving of an evening in the dams.

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A couple of nice Morwong cuaght thru the week.
A couple of nice Morwong cuaght thru the week.

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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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