Report 4/1/17

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 4/1/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:09 pm

The fishing over the past week has been typical of Summer fishing, and that is unbelievable. The whiting fishing has been nothing short of exceptional especially from Westernport with great numbers and great sized fish being taken regularly by customers. The snapper continue to be caught for those still targeting them and the shark fishing has also really kicked into gear. Kingfish continue to be caught right along our coastlines as well as at the entrance to both our bays. Furthermore the South West Coast has seen a predictable return of great sized school bluefin tuna with fish from 20kg to 30kg caught right along the coast from Portland through to Warrnambool. It's great to see the return of these fish and look for them to hang around well into summer.

However it is the beginning of the Marlin season down the east coast that has a lot of anglers very excited for the months ahead. There has been some decent reports and some consistent catches occurring from places such as Eden, Bermagui and Narooma. We have had many customers through the store preparing for the season that is upon as. Now is certainly the time to ensure that all your gear is in check as it looks like there is going to be some phenomenal game fishing just around the corner. If the prominent Marlin bite isn't enough to get the game fisho excited than the prospect of an early sword definitely will! Customers Ari, Andrew and George caught a true sea monster and early season sword that tipped the scales down to 275kg!

Port Phillip Bay
There has been some excellent pinkie snapper fishing coming from our more local waters off Black Rock, Rickets Point ect. Those still targeting the snapper have found some fish in the deeper water approx 21m. The last week has seen the first of the local whiting reports start filtering through the store with some good bags being caught here and there. The whiting fishing down the southern end of the bay has been far more consistent with places such as St leonards and Rye producing bag limit catches. There has also been some excellent calamari fishing coming out of Queenscliff.

Customer Ben got stuck into the action and caught a magnificent bag of Calamari from the Southern end of PPB.


Lee Rayner and mates Julian and Gawaine getting stuck into some deep water WPB whiting. Fishing pippies and squid as baits the boys managed some cracking fish to 47cm. The crew were fishing as deep as 24m using heavy weights and big whiting hooks.

Just to mix it up a bit Gawaine got stuck into some thumping big gars fishing Westernport. Fishing in as little as 1.5m with floats, Gawaine used a surface burley trail to bring on the gars.

Bass Strait
Customer Kosta caught some more kings earlier in the week fishing offshore. Kosta reports that there was plenty of fish in the 65-75cm bracket and also a few bigger models around 1m mixed in. Now is definitely the time to start targeting these awesome summertime sportsfish. Places such as The Rip, Barwon Heads and Torquay all likely to produce fish, with jigging and live baiting the most common methods.

Lake Tyers
Staff member max had a ball catching a range of estuary species on a trip to Lake Tyers last week. Max caught a bunch of nice tailor, bream and flatties however it was a monster flatty that took a surface lure and later spat the hook, that will haunt his dreams for the rest of summer. Max estimated that the fish was well into the 80-90cm bracket. Using his new N.S Blackhole Ones rod max had a great trip all in all using a range of soft plastics and hard bodies throughout the week.


Paul Carson, Andrew carson and Brian Nolan, caught this 78kg mako off Bridgewater after fishing all night.

Sean, caught this nice tuna around Julia reef, the tuna was caught on a 4 inch skirt.

The fishing has been excellent over the past week with fish caught all the way from the local estauries and wide offshore on the shelf. The tuna have turned up in close in big numbers of Warrnambool, Port Fairy and Portland with fish to 30kg caught this week.

Luke Christie caught this 26kg fish on a small metal and light spin gear from his boat ‘Reeltime’ on Wednesday fishing off Warrnambool.

South West Coast
Dan Mackrell landed this awesome Mulloway down the coast to open his account for the year. The numbers of Mulloway around the district have been great and the average size between 70-85cm.

Lakes Entrance
Customers Ari, Andrew and George have just proved that any time is swordfish time. Late last week fishing out of Lakes Entrance the boys have boated this cracker of a fish which weighed 275kg!

Our good friend Peter Davies did his first day on the water for the season today Fishing the Tuross canyons in his boat “full bore” the boys tagged a nice striped marlin. In Pete’s words he said to the boys make sure the lumo Marlin Magic Baby Hard head is out as that will catch the fish. It did.

Isaac for the catch and release of his first Marlin. There have been multiple boats fishing out of Bermagui over the past week with fish getting caught more and more consistently by the day.

Customers Tom and Chloe Laurence with there first Marlin of the season fishing out of Kiama in 80 Fathoms of water.

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