Anglers heading to the South Coast for the Australia Day long weekend should have little trouble finding a few fish.
All eyes have been on the estuaries, with anglers eager to see whether any systems have been negatively impacted by ash and debris from the bushfires.
But the early signs have been great, with fish biting just as well - or even better - than before the fire crisis.
In most saltwater rivers, creeks and lakes, the channels and drop-offs are producing plenty of flathead and the flats are covered in whiting and a few yellowfin bream.
Good reports have come from Merimbula Lake, Bega River, Tuross Lake, Bermagui River and Durras. The river at Bega in particular seems to be the place to go for seriously big lizards over 90cm.
With the water temperature nudging 26 degrees in the shallows, surface fishing for whiting, bream and flathead has been excellent.
There are heaps of flounder around this summer, with lots of plate-sized fish taking soft plastics meant for flathead.
Offshore fishing has been a bit of a gamble.
Most boats chasing marlin are returning empty-handed, despite healthy numbers of bait over the Shelf. One or two fish have been caught this week, but it's been hard work.
Dolphin fish are about and have saved a few crews from a totally fishless trip. There are large numbers of kings at Montague, too, but they're ultra-fickle.
A couple of short, sharp storms have done little to top-up freshwater waterways locally. It's quite alarming how low Lake Burley Griffin is, with some shallow bays almost devoid of water.
Nevertheless, the lake continues to fish very well for redfin, golden perch and cod.
The Murrumbidgee River is also extremely low but is fishing nicely for cod early and late in the day. Get away from the popular spots and you should find the fish.