Report 11/1/18

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 11/1/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:14 am

Following on in the same fashion as last weeks report, the fishing over the past 7 days has been nothing short of sensational. The whiting fish continues to dominate the reports locally with PPB and WP producing some great catches. The entrance to PPB know as "The rip," has certainly turned it on over the past week with heaps of kings getting caught ranging in size from just legal to fish well over 1m. The south west coast has produced some great shark fishing as well as the odd school bluefin still getting caught. There has also been some great deep dropping and offshore fishing from places such as Warrnambool, Port Fairy and Portland. However the talk of the town has definitely been the south east coast with some phenomenal game fishing being had from Eden. The Marlin season is well and truly underway with a lot of our customers sharing some great success stories of multiple fish being caught from their trips.

Port Phillip Bay
Amelia headed out from Portarlington on Wednesday with her father for their first trip for 2018. The crew managed a bag of whiting taken in under 2hrs and then a few squid to finish off. Mussel was the preferred bait.

Check out this thumping whiting caught by Natalie Powell fishing out of Westernport. The crew caught some great fish to 45cm fishing in deep water off cowes. We have had countless reports of excellent whiting fishing coming out of Westernport of late. Now is the definitely the time to be chasing these big whiting which seem to be around in good numbers.

Jack went back to western port a couple of days ago after fishing port Phillip for the past 6 wks. He found no shortage of fish with a great session just out of Hastings on dawn with an early run out tide. There has been excellent numbers of pinkie snapper getting about in WPB couple with some great whiting reports.

The guys from FJG burley had a quick afternoon run out yesterday to test some Berley. The crew nailed this good eater. It was Peter Mazzones first Mako so happy days. Berley worked a treat. Never weighed the fish but est 70kg. We have plenty of burley in stock from 2kg, 5kg and 10kg and with some great mako reports starting to filter through now is the time to get out there and have a crack.

Apollo Bay
6 year old Beau Doolan with his pb whiting of 46cm take from a beach near Apollo Bay on the weekend he also managed a 37cm trevally and plenty of wrasse with help from his dad.

Lakes Entrance
Congratulations Jai Reeves and crew on your 121kg Striped Marlin caught off Lakes Entrance on vessel OPH Shore. It certainly is going to be an exciting season ahead with some great fishing being had already.

We received this report from an angler who was throwing some lures around on the boardwalk at Metung, GIPPSLAND lakes, hoping to catch a tailor when this rat kingfish hit it hard. The estuary fishing down in East Gippsland has been very good with plenty of big bream and flatties being caught.

Check out some of the deep drop fishing to be had off Portland! Keryn Millard and her dad banged Blue eye to 9kg and Pink Ling to 12.5 kg!

Warrnambool/Port Fairy
The shipwreck coast fishing challenge was held down the south west coast and there was some great fish weighed in over the course of the competition. Included in the catches were some great sized gummy and mako sharks as well as several tuna. There is certainly plenty of options if you're planning a trip down this way.

Customer Vince with Marlin at bermi on baby hard head. One of two he caught whilst fishing on his holidays. Vince said the fishing was tough with more fish down south but he still managed two marlin.

Tykren Hancock Fished out of Eden this week and caught his first Marlin at 9am in the morning. He also said there were lots of other free jumpers and other boats catching them.

Young Brody has just sent through this photo of his first Marlin caught out of Eden whilst on holidays. Great fish Brody and congratulations from everyone at Fishing Fever and we are sure its just start of many more to come. There is a pretty good bite going on up the coast.

Michael Wearing caught this nice dolphin fish out of Woolongong on a Black Bart Cairns Prowler in colour petro he got from the shop. Michael also said this lure had accounted for a number of marlin already this season.

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