Great fishing in the Manning River at present

Greg Chick and William Martin won the estuary section at Lansdowne Fshing Club's Pairs Big Bash. The total weight for their catch was 9.6kgs.

Greg Chick and William Martin won the estuary section at Lansdowne Fshing Club's Pairs Big Bash. The total weight for their catch was 9.6kgs.

THE Manning River is producing excellent fishing at present with bream, flathead, luderick and mulloway on the bite.

Mulloway have returned to the river after an absence of a couple of weeks and are being caught on soft plastic lures from the wall and up-river above Harrigan’s Pub at Harrington. Fish are only small ranging from 3kg to 10kgs.

Bream are taking mullet and yabbies along the wall from the spur wall at Manning Point and way up stream above Taree.

Flathead are starting to congregate in the lower parts of the extuary. Must anglers are getting four to six fish an outing on soft plastic lures.

Luderick are biting on green weed during the day up around the gantry.

Beach fishing is still poor –  no tailor, no bream and no salmon. The chopper tailor should arrive next month.

Outside anglers have been fishing in water of 17 degrees and only snapper are biting.