Report 10/11/16

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 10/11/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:06 pm

It has been a very big 7 days on the piscatorial fishing calendar. As tradition has it, the Tea Tree Snapper Comp, hosted by the Snapper Point Angling Club, is held to kick off the Melbourne Cup long weekend.

This year we were lucky to get a ripping day last Friday, allowing plenty of anglers to spend overnight on the water and a solid day of efforts in order to catch a big red.

At the end of the competition a number of big fish had been registered– which was great as we don’t see this every year. The overall winner based on heaviest fish was Harry Sellars who took out first with a massive 11.86kg red, closely followed Jake Milligan with a 11.62kg red and 3rd went to Rohan McRae with a 9.84kg red.

Mason Shultz and a 4 mates headed out last week to the northern end of PPB. They had no trouble catching their bag limit of snapper. All the fish were between 3 – 6.5kg, pilchards being the stand out bait. The boys found fishing the edge of the reef, making the occasional move, had them onto the fish until mid night when the bite went quiet.

Another fishing story to gain a bit of attention this week was the two anglers fishing at Mordi Pier, who managed to catch two rat kingfish while fishing for snapper. This is an interesting story as we had heard that there was a school of kings hanging around Rosebud Pier this week as well. So great to see some kings showing up so early in the season. To the lucky anglers who caught the fish at Mordi – what a day, they also caught a couple of snapper.

In other reports, Darren T-Bone Tolman nailed this ripping gummy while fishing off Sorrento last Friday night,. It was his first gummy on the new boat – a pretty fine specimen to christen the new baby.

Landbased, there have been some garfish at Rye pier this week as well as Tommy Rough and slimey mackerel at Rosebud Pier. Hopefully, we have a few warmer evenings coming up which can be a great time to target these species under float.

Phil Stephens from RIP Fishing Charters has also been taking advantage of some of the northerley winds and heading off shore. He has been catching a range of species including this fairly uncommon but beutiful fish the queen snapper or blue morwong.

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