Thanks to the Tuross Head Fishing Club
Like terns on a bait school, Tuross Head Fishing Club members swooped on Eden last weekend to compete in the annual ‘friendly’, hosted by the Eden Recreational Fishing Club.
Some 25 ‘Rossians enjoyed this change in scenery, enhanced by the wonderful camaraderie that has developed between the two clubs over the four years since the competition started.
Whilst the fish were not exactly throwing themselves at the anglers offerings, a good number of fish (mainly undersized) were measured in the competition, including quality tailor, bream and whiting. Sadly, kingies of legal size were rare, however the main objective—that of having a great time with great people whilst catching a few fish—was accomplished.
Womboyn Lake proved to be a very fertile foraging ground, with ravenous tailor, bream and whiting all happy to oblige any angler prepared to battle the northerlies. Top water lures are enticing all three species at the moment and providing spectacular entertainment as a result.
Pambula wasn’t fishing as well, but still produced some bream and flathead, as did Merimbula.
Weather didn’t permit vessels to go too far outside, but the grounds off Mowarry Point held snapper, morwong, kingfish, trevally, flatties and various sundries.
Meanwhile, anglers in and around Tuross are still enjoying magical moments, with good-sized snapper proving willing outside and the bait-laden lake continuing to fire. Reports have even been received of mulloway ‘porpoising’ on schools of small tailor, much to the delight of witnesses! They’re chasing down lures as well, with a number of jewies being caught throughout the system and, in fact, up and down the coast. Wagonga Inlet, Tuross Lake and the Clyde are all producing at the moment.
Flathead are also on the chew! To prove the point, Tuross resident Pam Feeley has been catching quality models up to 90cm on live poddy mullet. We’re delighted to report that Pam has been releasing the breeding females after a few happy snaps, ensuring the system continues to improve for years to come. This is great news for the two hundred or so anglers vying for supremacy in next year’s Tuross Head Flathead and Bream Tournament, which is opening for registration next week. Further details can be found on the Tournament page on Facebook.