NSW Marlin

The south coast Marlin bite continues to impress anglers, with reports of fish from Mallacoota and Eden right through to Ulladulla and Shoalhaven. Keeping an eye on currents and charts as always is a solid plan – but at present the fishing has been exceptional for the trio of marlin. The bulk of the reports include numbers of striped marlin in the 70 – 90kg range, with some inshore blacks also floating around.

Customer Ken and some of the boys from the Knox Boat Fishing Club ventured up the coast and did a stint on the marlin last week. The boys fished out from Bermagui and over a couple of days they managed to raise over 10 fish. The boys landed fish to around the 80kg mark.

The area around the 12 mile has been holding good numbers of fish, and even though most are coming on skipbaits and live baits – but a handful of anglers have also been successful blind fishing lures when bait has been hard to locate. Black Pete Ernie and Dougal head styles have been a couple of the better options for newer billfish anglers to look at.

Lachie O’Reilly fished on the marlin out from Bermagui recently – with some great fishing over the week. Lachie and crew landed over 30 marlin during their fishing, with one day yielding 13 fish! There were plenty of methods working on the fish over the week – with skipbaits and live baits used by some anglers, and lures used by others. The JB Dino/Billmark Ernie style head was excellent, along with a range of Pakula lures. Either way – there’s some excellent marlin fishing going on at present!