Coastal river and lake mouths are the places to fish this weekend as torrents of coffee-coloured floodwater flushes food and debris out to sea.
With most estuary systems recording more than 100 millimetres of rain earlier in the week, the lower reaches will be the only fishable areas in the short-term.
Hotspots include the breakwall at the mouth of the Moruya River, the rock walls at Wagonga Inlet and the Clyde River, and the lower reaches of Tuross Lake and the Bermagui and Bega rivers.
Salmon, tailor, bream and even mulloway will gather here to feed on baitfish and prawns being pushed out to sea by murky freshwater.
It's been a long time since any of these systems received a flush so the fishing has the potential to be excellent.
Estuaries that have been closed for ages, including Lake Conjola and Tabourie Lake, have opened to the sea and should fish extremely well over coming weeks.
Isn't it awesome to see Canberra's urban lakes and ponds full to the brim again!
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Lure fishing might be a bit tough in the turbid conditions. Anglers should be turning to the brightest offerings in their tacklebox until things settle down.
In Burley Griffin, the cleanest water will be found in the western reaches of the lake, towards Scrivener Dam. This is where I'd be trying for a nice golden perch or redfin.
It's also great to see the Murrumbidgee River following again after dropping to alarmingly low levels in early February.
Once the flow slows a little, cod and perch fishing will be well worth checking out.
It'll be interesting to see whether the faster water starts to produce more fish. So far this summer, it's been the deep, still pools that have yielded the best cod action.
The rain could not have come at a better time for the trout streams. Once the weather heats up and the insects start to move again, I'd anticipate some excellent dry fly fishing on all the high country waterways.