COUNTDOWN TO BIG TOURNAMENT.
Excitement is building across all corners of the south-eastern angling community as the annual Tuross Head Flathead and Bream Tournament quickly approaches.
As hopeful competitors plan and pre-fish, Tuross Lake continues to produce tantalizing, quality specimens of flathead and bream to keep aspirations soaring.
Big lizards are frequently being recorded on camera before safe release, then posted on social media to encourage mates to join the competition, with no shortage of good natured ribbing thrown in.
Now in it’s fourth year, the Tournament promises to be bigger and better than ever, with over $6000 in prizes and chances to share in a cash pool of $3000 for tagged fish! Entry is $100 per angler, with numbers capped at 250. Entry numbers are ahead of last year, with only 100 spots remaining available at the time of writing!
If the system continues to fish as well as it has been for the past month, then we can anticipate a lot of fish measured and released in this lure-only, catch and release extravaganza! The event will be held in Tuross Head on 7-8 February and anyone interested can find out more information on the Tournament page on Facebook by searching “Tuross Head Flathead & Bream Tournament”.
There’s still a few weeks between now and then, though!
This weekend is the Blackfish (Luderick) Goblet competition for the Tuross Head Fishing Club with the weigh-in starting at 4pm on Sunday at the BBQ area of the Tuross Head Country Club.
Luderick are starting to show up in good numbers up and down the coast, so Tuross Head Fishing Club members are sure to be found scrambling amongst rocks and reeds in pursuit of their favourite bait in the lead-up to this Friday’s “lines in”.
The truth is, the whole of the coast is fishing very well for almost anything you could ask for. The only real hurdle confronting anglers is this confounded weather!
If Ol’ Huey let’s you get out, the water seems to be prepared to offer up something for everyone.
Mulloway are still being pulled from the Clyde and Tuross, along with good numbers of quality flathead proving willing throughout the region.
Whiting and bream are entertaining many, willing to chase both bait and lures.
Out wide, the water is obviously warm with good numbers of marlin, dolphin fish and kingies still being caught up and down the coast.
The beaches are also keeping things fair, allowing land-tied anglers excellent opportunities for salmon, tailor, bream and whiting.
And… if the fresh alpine air is more to your liking, then the Snowy Mountain lakes and rivers are fishing well too!
Really, if the sun is out and you can make the time, then now is the time to wet a line. By all reports, it doesn’t get much better than this!
To connect with other keen anglers in the region, join the Tuross Head Fishing Club's page on Facebook or visit www.turossheadfishingclub.org.