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Mordialloc Vic 3195
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 2/5/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu May 18, 2017 11:06 pm

No doubt this week plenty of people will be heading off to their favourite easter destinations. It’s a traditional weekend where plenty of campers and anglers hit the roads, in search of a relaxing weekend away and a few fish to boot.

Locally, we have been blessed by the weather. Really the entirety of March and this early part of April have been nothing short of sensational. Consequently we have still seen lots of fishing and a lot of good fish coming in.

Some of the notable bites include the snapper run off Mornington over the last couple of weeks. There have been some really hot sessions where anglers were literally catching them hand over fist. The Ansetts area right up to parts of Frankston have seen good snapper – a really strong late season run.

Matt Garett with a lovely cephalopod.

May heralds the start of surf season and we have already had a few keen punters down at Gunnamatta catching a few salmon between 500g and 800g. Lures at at this stage of the season have been the choice, with green metals and blue pink metals doing the damage.

Gummies have still been pretty strong this month with evening fishing a standout if you can find a tide that is ending somewhere just after dark.

In other reports king George whiting have been solid, if not red hot. Catches have been pretty consistent around the peninsula. One little secret is that fish have been biting around the turn of the tide a bit – hi-flow periods seemingly a bit slower at the moment. Over Easter we saw plenty of anglers getting into fish at St Leonards and other hot spots such as the Pinnace channel and off Rosebud.

We managed a nice bag with fish from about 8 different drops - often only picking up 1 or 2 at each spot. Hard yakka but a decent bag in the end.
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Offshore, our good friend Phil from Rip Charters has enjoyed getting into some Autumn snapper. Phil has been taking the trip out through the RIP getting some nice fish to a few kg.

Happy RIP customer with some off shore autumn pinkies.

Staff Jules and good woman Em, have been catching a few EPs at Devilbend Reservoir. A good option if the coniditons are a bit rough on the bay.

Trent North has recently purchased a caravan at Mulwala. He has absolutely been making the most of it, booting up the freeway for a spell on the cod. Trent's enjoying what can be some pretty exciting surface and night fishing.
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Want to do a bit of armchair shopping for some fishing tackle? Check out our store at:

For more information feel free to drop in and see us at Peninsula Compleat Angler, 11 Boneo Rd in Rosebud, Victoria. Ph: 03 5981 1994.

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