Flathead, bream and mulloway on the bite in the Manning

Craig McCartney from Harrington landed the 16kg mulloway this week.

Craig McCartney from Harrington landed the 16kg mulloway this week.

IT has been another excellent week of fishing in the Manning!

Flathead are moving down river to the mouth of the estuary and anglers are taking good fish from 40cm to 55cm on lures and bait.

Soft plastics seem to get the best results. Bream are being caught the length of the river on bait and soft plastic lures while luderick are on the bite on green weed from the river wall.

Mulloway are back in the river with fish to 20kgs being landed from the wall on soft plastic lures.

Lots of smaller fish to 10kgs have been picked up on live bait up-river near Harrigan’s Pub at Harrington.

Craig McCartney from Richie’s Bait and Tackle landed a 16kg fish on live bait on the weekend. This is his first decent-sized mulloway.

Some good bream were landed from the sea side of the spit on worms early in the week. They were the first catches from the beach in many weeks.

Outside the water is cold at 17 degrees and only snapper are biting in close. It is a bit warmer out in 70 metres and pearl perch are on the bite.