Fishing Reports by Guide Darren Redman
About The Author:
Company: D J's FISHING ADVENTURES BERMAGUI
Area Reporting: BERMAGUI N.S.W. AUSTRALIA
Bio: Darren Redman is an estuary charter guide for NSW waters (Bermagui) and has been doing so for some 18 years. He was the first legal operator, and is still operating, with Master V qualifications. He is also the founding and current president of the Far South Coast Bass Stocking Association which was created over 10 years ago for the purpose of stocking Brogo Dam with Australian Bass, which to date has seen over 210,000 fish released.
[Bermagui,NSW] Lots of things have changed offshore on the Game scene, Tuna are starting to show in numbers, while Marlin are still present and Reef Fishing is proving difficult. The Estuaries are showing signs of change as are the Beaches and the Freshwater.
[Bermagui,NSW] Autumn is well and truly here and with it a change in fishing conditions. Sadly at present not for the best, but should improve in the near future in most forms of fishing.
[Bermagui,NSW] Offshore the Marlin have arrived in numbers, some Sharks, plenty of Kings at the Island and the bottom fishing is fair. The Estuaries are also firing as are the Bass in Brogo and the Trout in the mountains.
[Bermagui,NSW] Schools of small baitfish have hit along the coast line and following them have been plenty of Salmon and Tailor. Offshore there has been a couple of Yellowfin Tuna taken while the Bottom Fishing is excellent at present. The Estuaries are definitely on the improve.
[Bermagui,NSW] Tides have slowed following the moon allowing fish to feed more regularly with good results for both the Reef fisherman and those fishing the Estuaries. There has been a whisper of Game fish in the form of Tuna and some early season Bass are now appearing in Brogo Dam.
[Bermagui,NSW] This week has seen some very nice Reef Fish with Flathead dominating captures. Still there is some very nice Luderick in the Estuaries and a few Flathead starting to show for the Lure enthusiasts. There has also been some exceptional catches on Trout in the Mountains.
[Bermagui,NSW] There looks to be some warm water pushing down the coast which hopefully may hit our part of the world next full moon. This could bring along with it the start of some Game Fish, excellent Reef Fishing and start to really fire up the Estuaries.
[Bermagui,NSW] Water temps have risen slightly on the full moon and the fishing has definitely picked up for the offshore reef fishing. There are lots of Morwong and big Tiger Flathead dominating the offshore catches. There is also Dusky Flathead starting to move in the Estuaries.
[Bermagui,NSW] It has all gone very cold. Offshore water temp is now down to 14 deg. and doesn’t look like changing dramatically in the near future. For any one interested go to the new Blue Links site in the Bureau of meteorology website for the latest up to date water temps and currents. It is a very good accurate site.
[Bermagui,NSW] Again, good conditions over the past week has allowed anglers plenty of opportunities to pursue their sport. Offshore Reef and Bottom Fishing is producing plenty of fish while in the Bermagui River fish are congregating in large numbers around the bridge.
[Bermagui,NSW] Thankfully at last there has been some good weather allowing anglers to access most forms of fishing. Offshore Reef fishing is good. Most beaches have plenty of Salmon on them. Bermagui River is full of Blackfish, Bream and Trevally. Sadly no reports on the Game Fishing.
[Bermagui,NSW] Still poor weather conditions is limiting all forms of fishing. Some off shore fishing has been done resulting in some good Snapper and a few Tuna lost. There are Salmon off the beaches when conditions allow and a few fish in the Harbour for the kids.
[Bermagui,NSW] Rough seas out wide has virtually seen no Game Fishing during the past week. The offshore winds that have been occurring has allowed anglers to fish close in and the Snapper fishing is hot. Now the swells have subsided the Rock and Beach fishing is very interesting.
[Bermagui,NSW] Another one of those weeks where very little fishing has been done, due again to the weather patterns. Some offshore fishing was done resulting in a couple of good captures of Southern Bluefin Tuna also there where plenty of Snapper caught on the reefs. Other forms of fishing along the coast have been virtually non existent. Check out the photo of Cuttagee Lake opening to the ocean.
[Bermagui,NSW] For the past week there has only been 1 or 2 days where any sort of fishing has really been done. Water temps are still excellent out wide around the 19 deg mark, with plenty of Albacore and Yellowfin still in it. The best fish of the week being a 92 Kg Yellowfin, taken on a River to Sea bibless lure. Very little other fishing has been done due to the poor weather in the past week. Some of these reports may not have been changed due to the lack of being able to go fishing.
[Bermagui,NSW] Tuna are still around in very good numbers with water temps out over the 100 fathom line still maintaining 18 -19 deg. The best fish to come in this last week was a 72 Kg Yellowfin caught on a Laser Pro Lure. Beach Fishing could be interesting after the current weather and just in mentioning that, yes the weather at the moment is horrible.