Gone Fishin': The king of fish returns to the Island in time for Easter

Montague Island's kingfish couldn't have timed their run any better, with the best specimens of the season coming on the bite over Easter.

Large numbers of fish in the 70-90cm bracket have been hauled in over the holidays by happy anglers fishing around the island.

Its a great time of year to target big tailor in the estuaries.

Its a great time of year to target big tailor in the estuaries.

A handful of metre-long kings weighing about 10 kilograms have also been taken - that's about as big as Montague kings get these days!

If you're after these guys over coming weeks, experiment with a mix of baits and lures. If jigs and plastics don't get a hit, switch to squid or live slimy mackerel.

Whaler sharks are around and quite a few decent kings are being lost during the fight.

It's easier said than done, but try to get any hooked fish to the boat as soon as possible to avoid losing them to a hungry whaler.

Estuary fishing has definitely settled into an autumn pattern.

Flathead and whiting have been a little hard to find over the holidays, but there are plenty of bream, trevally, tailor and salmon about.

The best way to hook into a tailor or salmon is to fish around the estuary mouths, especially on the first bit of the rising tide.

Moruya Breakwall was popular over Easter and produced some huge salmon bigger than 60 centimetres as well as a few tailor nudging 50cm and fat trevally.

There could be some excitement on the cards at Narooma, with a school of large northern bluefin tuna spotted entering Wagonga Inlet over Easter.

The tuna are estimated to be up to 40kg each, so if you hook one while dangling a line in the estuary you'll certainly know about it!

Canberra's lakes are fishing superbly for golden perch and redfin. Try fishing some of the deeper sections of Burley Griffin with a slowly worked hard vibe or metal blade.

Trout fishing is tough in the lakes, but anglers walking into secluded sections of the high country rivers and creeks are faring better.

Solid brown trout to 1.5kg are taking dry flies fished close to the undercut banks in some of these waterways. A couple of large early spawn-run browns over 3kg have also been spotted.