Report 8/10/15

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 8/10/15

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:42 pm

It’s been a fascinating week in Melbourne fishing circles. Who would have thought that the dominant feature of our report would be big Bluefin tuna caught only kilometres from our door step. By this stage of the year we usually have more snapper reports than anything else and while there has been some nice action on this front, there is no doubt the big tuna off Barwon heads, Torquay and Lorne, stole the show.

So the back story goes that last Thursday, Aaron Crocrombe and a couple of the boys from Proline Fishing Charyters headed down to fish off Torquay. They were greeted by the ‘zoo’ – whales, dolphins, birds, the lot. It didn’t take too long before the boys hooked up, eventually landing a couple of massive Bluefin, ne weighing in at 163kg. This is now a pending state record and was the catalyst for a very busy weekend of fishing!
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Over the weekend, we understandably, saw a huge amount of action with plenty of punters down for the weekend it was a great opportunity to shoot out through the heads and have a crack and these monster blues. Brad Parkinson and mates were quick to get out there and had a session to remember hooking, landing and releasing 7 fish in total, with 3 taken back to the ramp! The biggest fish went 148kg. Brad said at one stage they could only put 3 lures in at a time as they were all getting eaten.
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One of our young mates, Noah Tucker, and dad Randy fished further down the coast at Portland in 65m south of the rock. Noah was stoked to land his very first big Bluefin – a pretty amazing feat! Plenty of adult anglers would be very jealous of this young gun’s catch!
In other reports, after such a terrific weekend of weather, we had plenty of anglers out targeting their first snapper. It was good to see fish coming from a range of areas. We saw quite a few anglers looking for the warmer water in westernport, while again, there were some good fish deep off Mornington and Mt Martha.

Tim Hepner was one of those to nail a couple of good fish in 20m off Mornington. The biggest went 7kg.
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Mason Shultz fished out from Corinella on Sunday afternoon for the run-in tide. The found a good patch in 8m of water. From the moment they dropped the anchor it was on! Most of the fish took fresh calamari from Rye, taken earlier in the day. Other boats anchored and were using frozen baits but they didn’t produce like the fresh bait did. Three of Mason’s fish went 5.5kg while there were a few around 3kg.
Local angler Dan Borin and Gordon from Perth stepped on board Think Big Charters (0423 696 061) to see what they could manage from the murky waters. Well what a day it turned out to be with Gordon boating a magnificent gummy shark and Dan, a sensational snapper of 7.95kg's.
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And if all that wasn’t enough, there are still plenty of lovely squid being caught from the Mornington Peninsula and surrounds. Good customer Warrick Brown got a ripper 46cm taken land based at Rye Pier. The squid fell to a 3.0 YoZuri with red foil.
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Rosebud, Vic 3939
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