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A snapper of this quality is always great to see down the southern part of Port Phillip Bay. Matt O’Donnell landed this beauty off Rosebud.

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CALL FOR A BAN ON COMMERCIAL NETTING IN PORT PHILLIP BAY
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As most anglers are aware, there is a huge push to make Port Phillip Bay a Recreational Fishing Reserve and ban netting in Port Phillip Bay.

Last weekend, Victoria’s Premier Dennis Napthine announced that if the Coalition is re-elected, they will allocate $20m to buyback commercial netting licences in Port Phillip Bay to create a recreational fishing mecca.

The next step is to get Daniel Andrews and Labor to commit to the same.

Keep Australia Fishing has an online form for you to write to Daniel Andrews and ask the question, will he ban netting.

Click here to go to the online form and have your say.

Click here to read Premier Napthine’s announcement to ban netting.

31st TEA TREE SNAPPER COMPETITION RESULTS

The 31st Annual Tea Tree Snapper Competition started in ideal conditions last Friday. Great fishing on the Friday opened the Victorian Snapper season with a real bang. Late Friday evening the weather turned windy and rainy and the presentation was delayed for a short time after 3.00 pm on Saturday while a band of rain passed.

Friday morning and late afternoon produced the best catches with anglers taking less fish through the day. Westernport really fired up this year and more than half of the fish weighed in the competition came from the top end of Western Port. Some anglers in Port Phillip Bay really put in some hard yards and went long distances to find the fish.

There were lots of fish between 2 and 4 kg’s weighed and this year, there were no fish over 9 kg as in past years. Perhaps Saturday’s poor weather conditions limited access to the secret big fish locations.

The Victorian Snapper Champion for 2014 is Tim Worral of Cranbourne South with a fish of 8.83 kg. The second heaviest went to Darren Moore of Tyabb with a fish of 8.68 kg and third heaviest was weighed by Michael Haddad of Bittern with 8.41 kg.

The Junior Champion for 2014 is Jasmine Buis of Ferntree Gully with a fabulous snapper of 7.14 kg, second is Josh Costanzo of Lysterfield who weighed a fish of 7.04 kg and the third heaviest went to Billy McGinn of Hastings with a fish of 6.64 kg.

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WESTERN PORT
TOORADIN
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Ron Smith has been enjoying the weather and the great snapper and whiting bites this week. Plenty of snapper to 5kg and fat whiting are falling for pilchards, pipis and whiting worm.
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Howard Schaffers and Jeff Ow fished out of Tooradin and had no problem finding some nice snapper on Monday morning.
WARNEET
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Paul Jones fished out of Warneet over the weekend and managed a nice gummy shark as well as a few very healthy snapper.
TOP END
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Anthony Tyshing caught these 2 snapper in Western Port on Monday morning.
Both fish were over 6kgs.

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John fished out of his kayak up the top end of Western Port and fished hard bodies around the mangroves near Tooradin. He managed this thumping Estuary Perch that went 51cm.

HASTINGS
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Young Tyler Methers once again out shining his old man with this 5.2kg snapper. Squid rings did the damage fishing off Hastings on last light.

COWES
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Young Tyler Methers with his first ever Tea Tree snapper caught on fresh salmon fillet.

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Anthony and his brother Jason fished Western Port on Monday morning and found snapper biting on the incoming tide. This one was caught on a pilchard.

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PORT PHILLIP BAY
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ROSEBUD
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Matt O’Donnell caught this big red at Hovell Pile off Rosebud in 16m of water on Monday. The fish went 93cm and 8kg and was caught on a squid head.
MT MARTHA
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Jack, Alex and Kyle Niere had a great day fishing at Mt Martha on Sunday. They landed a 32cm bream and a couple of leatherjackets.
MORNINGTON
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Heath Wright had his first trip out this season and landed 2 reds to 4kg and a lovely flathead off Mornington.

FRANKSTON
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John fished off Frankston in 12m of water on Monday morning and landed 6 snapper all around 3kg. The best fish however was this one which went just under 5kg. Best baits were Port Phillip Bay pilchards and silver whiting.

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Aaron Feldman fished in 17m out from Frankston and landed 7 snapper between 3 and 5kg. All the fish took pilchards.

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Ryan Perry and his boys Josh and Lachlan along with Phil Maestrale fished off Frankston in 18m of water. Pilchards caught all the fish from 2.5kg to 8kg.
SEAFORD
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Darren Spauldings first snapper trip for the season was a success. Fishing off Seaford in 14m he landed two fish to 6kg.

CARRUM
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Sharkmen Fishing Charters has been amongst the action off Carrum this week with some nice snapper coming in on baits and soft plastics for the clients.

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Charlie Murphy caught this snapper off Carrum this week in 19m using pilchard for bait.

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Clients aboard Red Hot Fishing Charters have had success this week fishing out of Carrum. They have been catching quite a few snapper ranging in sizes from 3kg up to 7kg.
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6 year old Lily with her first ever snapper which weighed in at 4.2kg.

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Levente Peto and Paul De Lisle fished off Carrum Thursday morning in 19m of water. Using pilchards as bait they caught 4 snapper to 4kg.
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Matt Cini from Reel Time Charters has been getting the clients into the action and plenty of kids have enjoyed the snapper fishing this week!
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Shaun Furtiere has had plenty of fish aboard Think Big Charters for his clients again this week. Fishing out of Carrum, pilchard and silver whiting have been great baits.
CHELSEA
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Phil and Nick fished in 18m of water off Chelsea on Monday morning and landed some quality snapper on pilchards and silver whiting.
MORDIALLOC
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Steve Skouzis fished in the shallows off Mordi this week and had a couple of good days with silver whiting getting snapper bites.

ALTONA
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Brian Grech landed this 8kg 89cm snapper out form Altona on Monday morning.

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Huss Celik fished at P2 off Altona this week and landed this nice 6.5kg snapper.

PORTARLINGTON
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Laura and Amelia headed out on Sunday evening off Portarlington. The girls bagged out with the biggest over 5kg. Sunset was prime time and pilchards worked a treat.
AROUND THE STATE
LAKE TYERS
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Mitchell Hayes with a 57cm Flathead he caught at Tyers using soft plastics. Dad Shane was very proud and the fish was released.

LAKES ENTRANCE
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Hayden Bryant and his Dad went to Lakes Entrance for the weekend and despite the wind and rain were able to get into some nice fish. Hayden had a fantastic weekend, getting his first 40cm bream as well as several other smaller bream all on minnow style hard bodies.

CORNER INLET
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John fished for flathead this week at Corner Inlet and was greeted by this thumping by catch!!!

PORT ALBERT
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Brent fished Port Albert on the weekend and landed this gummy shark that the guys estimated at around 30kg. After a couple of quick pics, the guys released the big girl that was full of pups and she swam away beautifully. It was caught on fresh salmon fillets.
BARWON RIVER
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Brian Long and John Mole fished the lower section of the Barwon Estuary. Casting soft plastics the guys caught Silver Trevally to 35cm. Other anglers fishing upstream found bream to 40cm fishing live bass yabbies.

NSW SOUTH COAST
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The Yellowfin Tuna have been biting this week up off Bermagui and a number of anglers have been getting into them. Fish to 30kg have been caught in 200-500 fathoms.
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Ben Boulton from Charter Fish Narooma has been getting his clients onto some lovely fish on the reefs off Narooma. Snapper and gummy sharks are around at the moment in good size and numbers.

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Stuart Hindson got amongst the Mulloway on Thursday morning fishing the estuary systems along the NSW South Coast. Squidgies soft plastics doing the damage.

THIS WEEK ON IFISH TV
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Renowned for being one of the best reef fishing spots in the world, Queensland’s Hamilton Island is undoubtedly an angler’s paradise. And on this week’s episode of IFISH with Tackle World, Paul is joined by wife Cristy & son Jet onboard Renegade Fishing Charters, in search of the mighty Spanish Mackerel. Using local knowledge and some Worsteling family skill, the trio manage to catch themselves a feast for dinner with plenty thrown back to fight another day; and all this before lunchtime! Hamilton Island has proven, once again, that it’s a family-friendly destination – not just for fishing – but for enjoying some native wildlife as well, as Paul comes face to face with an animal whose teeth are even scarier than a Spanish Mackerel’s! Catch all the action this Sunday on One from 5:30pm.
3AW FISHING SHOW - EVERY FRIDAY @ 7pm
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Join staff members David Kramer and Paul Worsteling this Friday night at 7pm on 3AW. The boys have all the latest reports, interviews and fishing info on Melbourne's No1 Radio Station. Feel free to give the boys a call, any subject, any time – 9690 0693
TALKING FISHING – C31 TV – TUESDAYS @ 8.30pm
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Catch "Talking Fishing" on Melbourne's C31 TV at 8.30pm each Tuesday night. Staff members David Kramer and Adam Ring together with Steve "Trelly" Threlfall host Australia's first "Live to Air" fishing television program at this prime time-slot. Put Tuesday night’s at 8.30 away in your weekly diary of TV shows to watch!
USELESS INFORMATION
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Good luck with your fishing and stay safe on the water,
The TEAM at Tackle World Cranbourne & Mornington