Bait fishing is very productive for bream, with live nippers/yabbies being the standout bait. The region has the full spectrum of Australian salt water fishing options – picturesque estuaries and rivers that contain excellent structure, long stretches of clear sandy beaches, a wide range of rock shelves and platforms, plus offshore reef and game fishing that is on par with some of the world’s best. (H) Merimbula Bay and The Sticks – 800m out from a prominent patch of dead trees. Target them with the same baits of slimy mackerel, whole squid or whole pilchards. (D) Merimbula Point – further south and overlooking the entrance to Merimbula Lake. About Us. If a surface-feeding school is located, casting stick baits, large poppers or large soft plastics delivers exciting fishing as they climb all over the lures. It can be tough for many land-based anglers. For those after a feed, blackfish and drummer have continued to do the right thing. For shore-based snapper anglers, the Merimbula Wharf can produce fish although it does get busy. There are hundreds of great fishing spots, offshore and onshore which create a great fishing experience for the recreational fishermen. Luc. These can be sourced from good tackle stores, or pumped on the sand flats as the tide recedes. However, he has […] Catching dusky flathead is the name of the game at Merimbula Lake. (B) Middle Beach – Difficult to get to, rocky points create good casting platforms. Regarded as one of Australia’s best fishing destinations, the region has a range of thrilling experiences on offer that include game, reef and deep sea fishing. Tag and release is encouraged. Main lines of at least 15lb are advised, with leaders of 25-60lb. Any species of fish. One of the more popular species on offer at present are the tasty garfish - which have been active at most of the piers around Port Phillip. Post by DougieK » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:30 pm If you're there for a while or the weather goes to poop, it's worth the drive up to green cape to have a look around pulpit / city rock and SWC, assuming we're allowed back into NSW by then. Also heard that Merimbula lake has been holding a few Jews at the moment. Pump some nippers on low tide just near the causeway, then fish in the channel for whiting or flathead or off the numerous jetties placed around the lake. Merimbula Lake - Nets: The whole of the waters of Merimbula Lake and its tributaries, from its confluence with the South Pacific Ocean upstream to its source. All year. Snapper respond very well to both baits and lures. (G) Merimbula Beach – Great surf fishing, relatively sheltered. Beyond the beaches, most of the region’s land-based tourist sites remain untouched by fires. Rods rated from 10kg upwards with a large capacity heavy spin or overhead reel, loaded up with 15kg line would be the minimum, and leaders of 30-60lb. Merimbula town is forms around the Lake which is the hub of recreational activity. Regarded as one of Australia’s best fishing destinations, the region has a range of thrilling experiences on offer that include game, reef and deep sea fishing. I believe this restricts me to maybe mack, stripies and maybe the odd longtail or yellowfin while in NSW correct? Soft plastics are a must for good results in all three estuaries, Bega, Merimbula and Pambula. NRMA Merimbula Beach Holiday Resort is the ideal location for a Merimbula fishing getaway. Frozen prawns, whitebait, strips of squid, mullet gut and pilchard cubes will all catch bream if prepared correctly. Elsewhere, Merimbula Lake offers superb fishing. Slow trolling with larger deep-diving minnows lets anglers cover plenty of ground until active deeper fish are found. However fishing from the rock platforms nearby is a great choice, with more room to find a quiet spot to target. If anyone has any advice for me to catch some good fish that would be great!! Outfits such as K9 Charters that operates out of Blue Water Sports and Bruce Libbis with Rathlin 2 are a couple that spring to mind to help out with a bit or reef or game fishing. As water depth increases, slow down the retrieve and mix it up with pauses. Any method involving the use of a hoop or lift net. Jeremy Ang is a local around Port Melbourne and has been fishing princess pier, port Melbourne pier, the west gate bridge and stretches of the Yarra river a lot lately. Operating out of Merimbula. Like tailor and flathead, these fish will be found throughout the estuary systems, patrolling the long stretches of beach looking for schools of mullet, or gathering on the close patches of reef and rubble in the open bay. Rathlin II is a luxuriously appointed 41ft Steber with twin diesel and the latest technology in fish finding and navigation equipment. Post by DougieK » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:30 pm If you're there for a while or the weather goes to poop, it's worth the drive up to green cape to have a look around pulpit / city rock and SWC, assuming we're allowed back into NSW by then. Hooking even a ‘rat’ kingfish on light gear is an adrenalin pumping experience. A newly developed boat ramp (Fishpen Rd) and a series of artificial reefs, make fishing within the Merimbula Lake a great experience. Kerferd pier fishing report. The southern coastal region of New South Wales offers something special for travelers who have an affinity with the ocean and its environs. Using just enough weight to have the lure very slowly reach the bottom is perfect, creating a natural presentation of a stunned baitfish. Some of the biggest bream in the country call the estuaries in the Merimbula region home. Whiting are fun to catch, respond well to both baits and lures, fight really well for their size, and rate as one of the best eating fish in the estuaries. Soft plastics are a must for good results in all three estuaries, Bega, Merimbula and Pambula. Moving to the offshore reefs will put anglers in touch with some real monster snapper, with 10-15kg fish being a regular catch. I would love to get onto some snapper but know I am probably out of luck land based. (C) Short Point – Nice isolated beaches and off shore reefs. An ideal starting point in terms of soft plastics are small curl tails like ZMan 2.5” GrubZ. Hunter Reef is a staple of the Merimbula fishing scene—located a short distance from Haycock Point, it’s home to enormous Yellowtail Kingfish (reaching 20 kg/45 lbs) and good quantities of Snapper. Nov 12, 2020. However bait fishers can also do well on good old frozen bait options, as long as they are thawed to temperature in the local waters. Some angler will even resort to a short wire trace for added security. You can pump for nippers at low tide just near the causeway and then cast out in the channel to land flathead or whiting. The headlands at Short Point or Merimbula Point are also great spots to target tailor and salmon, with the chance of tangling with a small member of the tuna family, or even a yellowtail kingfish. The channels at Merimbula and Pambula are increasingly productive for Australian salmon, bream, dusky flathead, tailor and trevally. Everything you need to know for the ultimate fishing getaway at Merimbula. Use larger strips of squid or mullet flesh, or a half pilchard instead of smaller cubes. The Landbased Fishing Guide to Port Phillip Bay features all of the top landbased fishing locations in the region, covering rivers, estuaries, beaches, piers and jetties. All headlands are fishing well, with Tura Head and the main wharf in Merimbula Bay best. Find out where the snapper, gummy shark, tuna, squid, whiting, mako sharks, cuttlefish, swordfish and more are hiding. Land based fishing in Merimbula CBR Fishing Guy. Read more. With your NRMA Membership you can take advantage of a number of benefits at any one of our parks and resorts located around Australia, from Queensland to Tasmania, and everywhere in-between. Catching dusky flathead is the name of the game at Merimbula Lake. Outstanding snapper fishing abounds in the region, with juvenile fish being found throughout the waters around the bay and estuary mouth, while larger fish are found in good numbers scattered through the wider bay area, off the rocky headlands and even patrolling behind the surf breaks. They can be located in good numbers hanging around rubble and reef patches in the bay, and from the beaches and headlands. These areas can be drifted over slowly if conditions allow, or anchor up-current and drift lures and baits back down while maintaining a constant berley trail. Merimbula Creek connects it to the Pacific Ocean. Dusky flathead have graced the shallows of the lower lake at Merimbula and good fish have been taken on soft plastics at Mitchies and Beach Street. Weekly Fishing Report For November 12th 2020 - Tackle World Cranbourne & Mornington. Map of Merimbula Lake - Nets closed waters (PDF, 244.07 KB) Any species of fish. For estuary charters, Micah Adams’ Fish on Fly will put you onto fish on Merimbula and Pambula lakes and the Bega River. Wherever bream are found, anglers have a good chance of catching small trevally species as well. (C) Short Point – Nice isolated beaches and off shore reefs. The area caters for a variety of angling options from the shore or a boat. Stand side by side with sun-kissed anglers on the beach or cast off from an historic wharf. Our hotspots are based on known fishing spots (buoys, reefs, wrecks, ledges, myths, lies, and hearsay from retired captains. These fish move between the estuaries, beaches and headlands in the region, feeding on the large amount of bait species on offer. For estuary charters, Micah Adams’ Fish on Fly will put you onto fish on Merimbula and Pambula lakes and the Bega River. Also heard that Merimbula lake has been holding a few Jews at the moment. Like bream, they have a plentiful source of food so are very well conditioned. The local land based fishing around the bays has been good considering the nice weather we've had of late. Merimbula Lake – South Coast NSW. Step up towards the larger 5” and 7” options if you want to target only the bigger models. Land based game fishing is also well known down here, fishing from the Pulpit and City Rocks in Ben Boyd National Park. The pretty township of Merimbula sees its fair share of kingfish action too, with a few great locations to prospect. 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