Weather forces anglers inland

Country visitors: Ryan and Jonah Mugridge from Young with a nice pair of snapper caught on a recent charter with MV Signa out of Kiama.
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Luke from Leisure Coast Bait and Tackle at Corrimal said there was not too much to report from thenorthern areas owing to the seeming incessant winds that seemed to arrive just in time for the weekend.

The recent run of bad weather has kept anglers off the water for some time now and everyone isitching to get back out there but last weekend saw many anglers head inland to chase Australia’siconic bass and other inland freshwater species.

Information courtesy of Bureau of Meteorology

Plenty of good fish have been caught and released these last few days indicating much betterconditions with both the weather and the water temps on the rise.

Most reports suggest the top water bite is heating up quite nicely with some of the popper and paddlerlures being absolutely hammered but not all of our local creeks have reached this level – just yet.

Back to the salty stuff and when this current bump in the seas and swell subsides, the snapper crewswill be out in search of good sessions as they had to leave them biting before the weather put paid totheir efforts. However,the forecast at this stage is not looking good for those who are looking at gettingout over the weekend.

It is not all doom and gloom as rock spots protected from the southerly wind combined with an abatingswell should allow the rock boys to get into the drummer, luderick and bream.

These options help keepmost anglers’ sanity in check till the weather improves.

Beaches had been fishing really well for bream and flathead with the occasional whiting a surprisecatch and there seems to be a never-ending supply of salmon and tailor.

Volunteers from Marine Rescue Shoalhaven were called out last week to assist two crew whowereaccidently thrown into the water from a capsizing catamaran when strong north-easterly winds causeddifficult conditions offshore.

Rescue vessel Shoalhaven 30 responded to a call for assistance and joined Westpac and Ambulancehelicopters in the search for the catamaran.Marine Rescue Shoalhaven volunteers located thevessel and one crew member, clinging alongside and the other guy made it to shore.

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