The Tamar River Estuary has chilled off as such, the temperate water species have left us and the water temp has cooled to a balmy 13 degrees. One of the most popular species at this time of year around the George Town area is the Southern Blue Spotted Flatted. They have been biting well off the beaches just east of the Tamar heads. The most popular beaches are Bellbuoy and Beechford. Surf anglers have been catching some really nice flathead between 40 and 60cm but they can grow to 7kg. The best bait have been squid and fish fillets. They also love soft plastic lures! Inside the estuary, flounder spearers have been spearing the big flathead just north of George Town off Taylors Beach. They also have been spearing some lovely flounder and southern calimari.
Snotty trevalley have been absent from the River so far which has upset the local anglers. Mackeral and couta are still abundant in the River and are providing great sport for many anglers. They can be caught off any of the pontoons from Beauty Point seaward, so there are some good fishing to be had - just rug up and get out there!!