Kingfish this year?
Anthony Stokman | November 2014

This snapper was caught by Naite Turner. He’s a little champion and out-fishes adults most days.

We got the most rain ever, now the most sun ever. I don’t care as long as it’s the most fish ever! And at this stage it is looking pretty good.
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Wagonga warming and fish swarming
Stuart Hindson | November 2014

Josh Hollis with his kids Jack and Clare with some salmon from Wagonga

It's a cracking time of year to fish our local estuaries with most species on the fang. It really depends on what species you want to target and how, but anglers are catching plenty on both bait and lures.
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Oodles of Options in October
Stuart Hindson | October 2014

Small running deep hardbodied lures are great for flatties and a fun way to target them.

Montague Island and its kingfish population should come out of hibernation this month with anglers targeting them on jigs and live bait.
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Fire up the estuaries
Darren Redman | October 2014

We can expect a lot of flathead of this quality in Wallaga Lake this season.

Heat and rain, the perfect remedy for late spring or summer, have resulted in conditions prime for an excellent fishing season.
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Spring has sprung a leak
Anthony Stokman | October 2014

A nice early morning red caught on a trip with Topcat Charters.

Spring started with some great weather but winter didn’t want us to forget her so she threw together some big swells and rainfall to rain on our spring parade. Durras Lake has opened, the whales are migrating back south and the bait should start coming in. It’s a beautiful time of the year when everything comes out of hibernation – the animals, the flowers, the fish and fishermen.
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Tackle up for tuna
Stuart Hindson | September 2014

Linda with the type of black bream that we all want to catch regulary. This beast was part of a dozen caught with her 5 fish bag going 6.30kg.

Tuna, tuna and more tuna, that’s the word around this neck of the woods with game fishos licking their chops with some of the best SBT action seen for years. It’s been a fantastic month for these speedsters with the average fish around 45-50kg. These are small compared to some of the stories of monster barrels being lost after many hours hooked up.
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Go upstream for spring
Darren Redman | September 2014

Upstream in spring can produce excellent duskies in the shallows.

Things are starting to warm up on land but not so much offshore. That’s OK though, because the warmth is seeping into the upper reaches of the estuaries, brackish, freshwater and impoundments. This is an exciting time of year for fishing and you don’t need a luxurious game boat or a million dollars, just a handful of lures and a packet of bait.
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Bluefin fever takes over
Anthony Stokman | September 2014

Pete and Baz with a pair of bluefin Barrels aboard Topcat Charters.

As in previous years the build was slow and steady, but inevitability going to kick in. Bluefin were greeted by commercial boats out very wide as they moved up the south coast. It was only going to be a matter of weeks before they would come within reach of the recreational boats.
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Yellowfin catch of a lifetime
Stuart Hindson | August 2014

Playstation skipper Nick Cowley and his happy customer with this magnificent yellowfin tuna of 98.2kg taken on 15kg line. It was a great capture that will be remembered by everyone for a very long time.

If we were ever in doubt that Narooma and its surrounding waters had slowed as a tuna hotspot, those doubts have now been squashed. Hot off the press is the awesome news that local charter boat Playstation owned by Ben Bolton and skippered by young gun Nick Cowley have caught a yellowfin tuna of a lifetime for many. The whopping barrel weighed 98.2kg after spending a few hours on the deck, and would have been the magic 100kg fish straight out of the water.
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