Focussing ahead after big floods
Darren Redman | August 2016

It has happen again, one of those big winter lows has thrashed the coast and dumped mega proportions of rain on the area, so what will be the outcome?
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Warm water hanging around
Stuart Hindson | August 2016

Andy Marshall with the type of bream that can be caught in the Tuross River system.

This part of the coast is experiencing some crazy currents for this time of year with 22°C water off Narooma. That’s warm, but even better still, there are marlin in it, which is nuts!
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Kingfish conquer the coast
Stuart Hindson | July 2016

Mulloway like this 8kg fish love soft plastics when fished at the right time.

Even though it's the middle of winter, some exceptional fishing is still on offer for those willing to brave the elements. Narooma's Wagonga Inlet should be in shut down mode with the water at a cool 15°C. But this isn't the case, with a host of species playing the game.
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Cracking croakers crowd the beaches
Anthony Stokman | July 2016

Andrew McAlister with a beast from the epic mulloway run we are having in Batemans Bay.

I’m not one to complain about the winter, as I love all the seasons and the fishing they bring, and this winter is looking to be a cold one.
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Ocean offers up some surprises
Stuart Hindson | June 2016

Flash with some nice eating ocean perch he caught while targeting blue-eye trevalla.

The local beaches around the Narooma region have been nothing short of exceptional, with some monster tailor making a welcome return. These greenbacks have nudged 6kg on some beaches, brutes for this area and great fun on the right tackle.
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Montague still worth a look
Darren Redman | June 2016

Morwong are just one species you can find around Montague Island.

I remember a long time ago reading a comic strip in a fishing magazine of a police officer pulling up a guy towing a boat for speeding. When questioned the fisher told the officer that there was a hot run of kings up at Montague Island – the response, ‘well I better give you an escort!’ Things haven’t changed, and Montague Island is still worth a look.
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Chris Hilton with his first black marlin, it measured 2.7m long and was caught on a live slimy mackerel.

The last few weeks has seen some exceptional fishing around the Narooma region with local and visiting anglers having a ball. Most angling techniques are working a treat, it’s just a matter of what you want to target and how.
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Wallaga bream firing in the shallows
Darren Redman | May 2016

Light spin gear and a well-placed bait resulted in this good bag.

Since Wallaga Lake reopened to the ocean back in 2009, fish stocks have thrived, especially the bream. The reason for this? It’s the food that’s available there. All sorts of shellfish can be found like cockles, oysters, pipis or mussels around the shores of the lake or over the tidal flats. Along with these are the many species of worms, nippers, crabs, prawns and shrimp making up a smorgasbord for not only the bream but most other estuary species like mullet, luderick, whiting and those tasty garfish, along with a host of other species.
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Plenty of fish in the sea
Anthony Stokman | May 2016

A great autumn marlin taken aboard Topcat Charters!

Last article we were a little concerned about the drop in the marlin bite as autumn hit with calls of “It’s over for the season” or “they have all gone”, with the constant northeasterly wind turning the water over. Then, a lack of bait got us a little worried, but since then we have seen some southerlies blow and a return of bait to see the marlin season kicking along.
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