May Newsletter 2011
To Target Big Black Bream at Mallacoota
Hello all fellow fishing folks this is Stuie Hindson from Aussie Fish Estuary Adventures Guided Fishing Charters located on the Far South Coast of NSW. This is our first newsletter this year (2011) and what a year it has been so far with some great captures happening and many more to come over the following weeks and months.
This time of year is very exciting for those anglers who love to target big black bream as from May to October is prime time to target these sometimes enigmatic species. We will be concentrating our efforts on the fabulous Mallacoota lake system with the Genoa and Wallagaraugh river systems getting some attention also.
I've been fishing this system quite a lot lately with outstanding results with clients. Days of 50 plus bream have been the norm with a lot of the fish over the kilo mark. We have been tempting them on a range of hard-bods depending on where we have been fishing with depth etc. and what weather conditions we have had. The fish have been quite widespread throughout the system but when you get a pattern happening it's all systems go.
Over the coming months the blacks will start to school up with blades and plastics fished through the schooling fish getting the desired results. You will still catch plenty on hard-bodies to with snag fishing all the go! I think this winter coming up is going to be extremely good, we got the rain at the right time and the fish are doing the right thing.
If anyone's interested in targeting these majestic fish I'd suggest giving us a call as days are going quite quickly. We also offer packages which will suit some fishos either 2 or three days fishing plus accommodation and meals plus transfers, check the packages out at our newly designed Aussie Fish Estuary Adventures Website, it's a cracker and thanks to Rosemary of Narooma Online Designs for all her help. The site also has an on-line shop now with our latest range of DVD's that can be purchased at very reasonable prices.
We will be constantly adding new products like DVD's, fishing shirts, polo's, stubby holders, books and a range of other material over time so remember to check it out and if there's anything you like just give us a buzz.
The last year has been very busy with guiding and filming commitments. Over that time we managed to do 3 DVD's with Andrew McGovern and AFN, one on targeting bream only, one on Flathead only and another on targeting the brutes of our estuaries the mighty mulloway or jewfish. I won't give to much away but all these DVD's are full of information with some fantastic footage and if you look very closely you may just pick up on some of the areas that we fished, good luck.
Apart from the filming we have had an extremely busy but rewarding time guiding and this is what I love best, getting clients onto a host of species that our southern estuaries hold. There were some remarkable captures over the last period and a few that spring to mind include Scott's and Marks jewie captures from Batemans Bay over our last two trips there. We managed to land 6 mulloway in two trips and dropped a couple of others also.
With the best one going 12 kilo it's a solid model and on 10lb gel-spun a great effort. With Batemans Bay it happens quite often that if you get 1 jewie, you will more than likely get two or more, it's not guaranteed but highly likely. The boys just didn't stop there, they got a handful of good flatties over the 80cm mark and countless over 50cm as by-catch, not bad fish when your not really fishing for them. Throw in some solid bream and whiting throughout the day on surface lures and your in for a fun time.
The Tuross Lake system and Wagonga Inlet both fired this year for monster flatties. This season we managed 48 over the 80cm mark and 9 over the 90cm mark which is awesome going and lost the two biggest ones I ever seen in 20 plus years of fishing for them. Both these beasts were over the magic meter mark and people that know me will understand that I always under estimate my measurements so these things were BIG. The good thing about it is they are still there for the taking with a great cover shot available to the lucky angler.
The Tuross system is still fishing very well and will do over the whole winter period. A lot of people think the system shuts down, it doesn't, you just have to fish a little smarter and in different areas, you will still catch plenty I guarantee it!!!
The southern estuaries like Merimbula Lake, Pambula Lake and Wonboyn all fished well over summer with all the usual s chewing. Bream and whiting on surface lures, flatties on plastics and some solid estuary perch all made the days more interesting with trevally, big tailor and mulloway all caught at times. All these systems are small compared to their northern cousins but they all produce the goods. If your down this way next summer check them out they are all worth a look.
Looking to this winter I expect the Bega River system, Pambula Lake, Tuross and of course Mallacoota to all fish well. I will be available to guide on all these systems but Mallacoota will take up the majority of time targeting big black BREAM. So if any of you are interested just give us a buzz or flick an email to us so we can work something out. I'll be doing a newsletter every month or so to let you the people know what's been going on, where the hot-spots have been and let you know what's available. I look forward to catching up with you in the near future and tight lines till next time!!!