Fishing | South coast catches just keep on coming

Things have been great down on the south coast; the marlin bite is still present with Tathra to Bega holding the most fish. Finding bait has been the key and dropping live baits among the ball has been very successful. Switch baiting is also productive, travelling at a faster speed covering more ground until you find fish. Deep dropping has been a good option for those waiting for tide change or on days where there is little to no current. Big blue eye, pink ling and dory have all been on the menu and are some of the best fish you can catch on the south coast. Kingfish have been quite consistent over the last week and - as always - the flathead grounds are the perfect plan B.

KING'S RANSOM: This group picked up a great bag of kingfish during a weekend fish near Montague Island. Photo: Charter Fish Narooma

KING'S RANSOM: This group picked up a great bag of kingfish during a weekend fish near Montague Island. Photo: Charter Fish Narooma

Some really good fishing in taking place in both Tuross and Wagonga systems with some huge taylor and extra large silver trevalli being added to the mix; they have been a very pleasant by-catch surprise when casing for flatties, jewfish and bream.

In the mountain lakes some pretty nice fish have been landed over the past few weeks. Jindabyne has been really good for anglers trolling with lead-core line. Bait fishing has been a little slow but throwing around some minnow style lures should bag you a fish. Tangtangra has been a lot better for the bait anglers and also pretty good for flicking lures; fish are smaller but good numbers have been caught. Eucumbene - although producing some good fish - has been pretty inconsistent across the board. This happens pre-spawn - fish come on the bite at random times, but hopefully all this rain spikes the run and creates some consistency.

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