Chasing billfish
Darren Redman | December 2016

A striped marlin raising its head and trying to throw the hook.

Bermagui is legendary for its billfish. All three species visit our waters within easy reach of trailer boat fishos. The last few seasons have seen some very good billfish action in January and with favourable water temperatures, this season is shaping up well.
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All the elements are coming together
Anthony Stokman | December 2016

Justin with a rare snapper. Some say it was definitely bought from a fish shop.

Summer is here and the fishing is hot! All the elements are in place, from a great beginning on the bass to a strong and steady start on the prawns. The water is a bit clearer this year and the blue swimmer crabs that eluded us last summer are on, and the mud crabs are also on the go. The estuary and lakes are firing, and the beaches are alive with whiting. The boats are also finding the snapper and kingies are on in some areas.
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Anglers are in for a few treats this season
Stuart Hindson | December 2016

The Narooma region is about to get inundated with visiting fishos over coming weeks. If the fishing remains the same, these anglers are in for a great time. The fishing is exceptional at present. Outside sportfishers are getting excited, as marlin season is upon them. There’s already been plenty of sightings with the odd fish lost, so all looks good for a cracking marlin season.
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A great place for families
Darren Redman | December 2016

There’s a lot on offer for families who visit the Bermagui area, especially water sports like swimming, surfing, kayaking and especially fishing! Some of these young anglers have the opportunity to go to sea for either game or reef fishing. For most, their options are shore-based but plentiful.
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Santa’s going fishing
Anthony Stokman | December 2016

It’s that time of the year already where Santa gets to have a fish. School holidays are on soon. Where has this year gone? Looking back at the year of fishing, it started with an amazing run of marlin biting their heads off. It was the second season in a row where marlin showed up in big numbers. We’re hoping for the trend to continue this summer. If we can keep overseas super trawlers out of our waters then it can be a trend for many years to come.
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Race season or fishing season
Darren Redman | November 2016

The spring racing carnival in Victoria hosting the Melbourne Cup is not to everyone’s liking, so what do anglers do when they don’t want to go to the races? Well, they go to Bermagui for the start of the game fishing season. With holidays on offer Victorians have ventured to Bermagui Melbourne Cup weekend for many decades now, so what can they expect to catch?
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From bass to marlin, summer is coming
Anthony Stokman | November 2016

The summer weather is here, that’s for sure. It hasn’t really disappeared. We had one of the mildest winters – while snow and rain dumped everywhere else, we were sunbaking. Another thing that didn’t disappear was the odd marlin. The water seemed warm enough and there was plenty of bait to keep them here.
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Bring on the hot fishing
Stuart Hindson | October 2016

Spring is well and truly here with some warm days making it an ideal time to wet a line. The estuaries in particular will be hotting up as each week passes. Water temperatures will start to increase, and in turn, Summer techniques will come in.
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Flathead on the move
Darren Redman | October 2016

The estuaries are heating up nicely and starting to produce some very good fish. In the upper reaches of the Bermagui River, fantastic dusky flathead are being taken on lures. Some of these fish have been in excess of 70cm, providing good sport.
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