Fishing News | Competition turns yellow for Cooper

MEJ's Big Burley Bash has had a bad run of weather so far, but despite this there have been some nice fish landed (and a few crackers lost!).

Local junior angler - Cooper - smashed it last week with a fat yellow just shy of 50cm.

His run did not stop at the competition; hitting Googong on the weekend, Cooper claimed a new PB with a healthy 60cm Googong yellow.

Hitting Googong on the weekend, Cooper claimed a new PB with a healthy 60cm Googong yellow.

The fish took a Jackle mask vibe bounced along the bottom, and the way the fish fought and took line had the boys convinced it was a cod.

Well done, Cooper.

Meanwhile, I headed out for a quick flick in the Molonglo and managed to land a couple of spring goldens.

I found they were holding very tight to weed beds and/or structure, so a weedless approach worked well. 

Junior fisherman Cooper with his big yellow belly.

Junior fisherman Cooper with his big yellow belly.

The south coast is still fishing well for bream, whiting and duskies in the estuaries; poppers and bloodworm plastics are working best.

Anglers spinning the beaches are still getting salmon and taylor; working the wash and gutters will pay off.

Out wide, snapper are consistent and there have been some good reports of yellow fin straight out the front of Bermagui.  

 – Adam Samios