Whether you're after a feed of tasty flathead from the inshore reefs, or the adrenalin rush of a deep sea marlin hook-up, the South Coast offshore scene is providing something for everyone this February.
The East Australian Current continues to drag warm water south from the tropics, ensuring the solid run of marlin maintains its momentum.
The best game fishing action this week has been off Jervis Bay, which has enjoyed a terrific marlin season so far. Double figure catches were reported earlier in the week, and conditions look ideal for another run at these fish over the weekend.
Looking at the latest sea surface temperature charts, 22-24 degree water stretches from well north or Nowra all the way down to the Victorian border, so marlin will turn up anywhere.
There have also been reports of the occasional yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi and a few other 'tropical' species.
Closer to shore, in water less than 40 metres deep, large numbers of sand flathead are on offer. The Bermagui, Tathra and Merimbula regions have been fishing well for these first-class eating fish.
Shore-based fishing for Australian salmon is heating up. Rocks, beaches and river mouths are worth a spin with metal slugs or try bait fishing with a whole pilchard.
It's definitely been a trout season to remember in the mountains.
Lake and stream fishing remain very good thanks to perfect conditions driven by a dominant La Nina weather pattern.
Fishing with dry flies is as visually exciting as freshwater angling gets and it's among the best techniques in both the dams and the rivers.
Mudeyes fished under a float on dusk will pique the interest of a cruising brown or rainbow at Eucumbene.