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“Catch of the week” goes to young Amy Jobson on the amazing capture of her 124.8kg tuna. This photo highlights the struggles of hauling a 120+ kg tuna into the boat, a definite team effort!

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SOUTHERN BLUEFIN TUNA
PORT MACDONNELL
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Staff Member Mark Keaveny fished with Tam Missen and mate Aaron at Port Mac earlier this week and the boys brought home a trophy! Tam caught his barrel last week, so he decided to take the boys down and get their arms stretched too! The group wasn’t fishing long before they hooked up, and while we were stuck at work, we received a video of Aaron harnessed up, fighting 118kg’s of mega tuna! Well done fellas, hope you’ve got plenty of freezer room.
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Phill Xuereb and mate Ryan Warren were fishing between 50 and 70m at Port Mac when the hooked up to this 125kg monster on 24kg gear. The fight went on for 4 hours before the boated it. Check out the size of the cuttlefish which was found inside this amazing barrel. Well done boys!
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What an amazing catch! Amy Jobson managed to land this horse of bluefin out from Port Mac. Amy was on the rod for 4.5 hours before sinking in a couple of gaffs and hauling it aboard, it was weighed in at 124.8kg and is the pending ladies world record in the 24kg line class. Congratulations Amy.

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Staff member Scott Harper managed to sneak a couple of days off and head down to Port Mac with good mates, Colin Nickless, Brad Thompson and Dave Carey. Barrel tuna was the mission but unfortunately the boys struggled to find the big one, however plenty of school fish were prevalent and the boys took home a nice feed. Scotty was testing some of the new Bonze lures and said they worked a treat!
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Michael Camilleri with his 85kg southern blue fin tuna. Michael was fishing South East of the harbour in 60 metres of water, awesome stuff Michael!

PORTLAND
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Portland has been quiet in the reports, but that is not from the lack of fish! There are plenty of school sized fish in close around Laurance Rocks, which can make for quite a short trip! The boats that are heading to the shelf are finding plenty of albacore amongst the bluefin.

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Simon Rinaldi and his deck hand Matty Harris from Red Hot fishing Charters have had a few ripper sessions on the tuna this week, check out this photo of a tuna that likes the taste of the Tiagra! Keep on smashing em boys!
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Our good mate Wayne Sharrock, AKA “Sharky” from Sharkmen fishing charters has had a pretty good week at Portland. Sharky has been fishing out wide and is finding plenty of school fish with some albies in the mix. Love your work mate!
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Matt Boulton from Fish On charters managed to find plenty of chunky school fish this week, Matt reports that he hasn’t had to travel far to find the fish, he has had no trouble hooking up in depths between 50 and 70m. Great work Matt.

PORT FAIRY
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Scott Gray is the man when it comes to Port Fairy bluefin! Scott has been targeting these bullets of the ocean for some time now this season and has had a lot of success. Scott has been trolling X-raps, jigging and casting stick baits and various other surface lures at the busting tuna, definitely an exciting and visual way to target these amazing sport fish. Keep up the great work mate.
SWORDS
ST HELENS
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PW’s mate Jamie Harris sent us these pics of his epic broadbill swordfish. Jamie was fishing out of St Helens in Tasmania, and on the first drop of the day, he hooked this beast of a fish on a whole squid 10 minutes in! The fight began at 9:15 AM and finished later that day at 4:30 PM. Jamie reports that when the fish was initially hooked, it surfaced straight away and jumped several times before heading deep for the remainder of the battle. Jamie wanted to release this amazing fish but unfortunately her life was lost in the battle due to being hooked in the side. Nevertheless a fantastic fish. We would like to mention that Jamie’s sword fish was a record weighing in at 340kg, but that record only lasted 1 day….
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Jamie Harris’ sword fish record lasted just 1 day! This 354kg mammoth was weighed in the other night and is the new record! We are unsure of the anglers names, but congratulations on this awesome capture. Tasmania will be on the fishing world map now!

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Good customer, Kristian Perez snuck away 2 weeks ago down to Tasmania and landed this 130kg broad bill and dropped another. Nice catch Kristian

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WESTERN PORT
TYABB BANK
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Natalie Powell managed to catch these delicious squid while fishing with her mum and dad. The biggest weighed in at 1.8kg and the hood measured 38cm! Great work Natalie!
CORINELLA
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Jony managed this cracking red while fishing in the Corinella area this week with his mate Bazza. There’s plenty of good size snapper coming from Western Port and this one fell victim to a fresh squid strip.

EASTERN ENTRANCE
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Mick Sucevic managed his PB calamari while fishing in the eastern entrance. There are abundances of big squid present in Western Port’s south, a good way to target the monsters is to look deeper and use bigger jigs!!

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PORT PHILLIP BAY
HALF MOON BAY
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Anthony Torpy has been having good success on snapper fishing around the Half Moon Bay area. Anthony put the time in on Sunday afternoon after he had caught some fresh mullet earlier in the week which he then converted into these lovely fish, the biggest measuring 40cm.

MT MARTHA
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Tim and his young fell Sam have been getting amongst the action in the Mt Martha area, the odd school of salmon is kicking around and they are a great size! Sam managed this cracking snapper while fishing deep. Great work boys.
BLAIRGOWRIE
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Good customer John Henwood continues to find some nice fish off The Sisters at Blairgowrie. John reports IKA jigs white in color have accounted for some big calamari this week, while pipis are doing the damage on the whiting.
SORRENTO
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Tim Hepner managed a good bag of whiting while fishing out of Sorrento on Friday. Tim reports that the fish were running hot and there was some descent fish to 40cm in the mix. Pipi and squid were the stand out baits.
AROUND THE STATE
MERRI RIVER
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The western district’s estuary fishing has been firing of late, in particular, the Merri River and Hopkins river has been producing some really good sized bream. Oliver caught this cracker in the Merri while casting Zman 2.5 grubz.

TOOLONDO
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Toolondo is truly alive and well, how about this healthy looking brown trout caught by angler Troy Longson while fishing with Trevor Holmes from Victorian Inland Charters. Troy and Trevor managed a handful of these magnificent looking fish casting 4 inch fish arrow soft plastics. If you want to get stuck into some big browns, then Toolondo is the place to be!
EILDON
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Steve Piwonski from St Albans caught this huge Red Fin on Lake Eildon near Goughs bay off the bank. The fish measured 43cm and weighed 1.4kg. It was taken on a scrub worm.

AROUND THE COUNTRY
MATHOURA MURRAY RIVER
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Adrian Kumar caught this huge Murray cod on the Murray River near Mathoura which measured 87cms long, his first ever Murray cod; what a way to open his account.

SOUTH PORT TASMANIA
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Frogleys Offshore rep, Wayne Friebe was in Tassie whilst the ABT bream tournament was being held. Wayne fished the South Port area and managed to catch some ripper bream on top water using atomic HK 9 Walkers, the perfect surface lure for bream and perch alike. This fish measured 39cm to the fork, but Wayne also managed a better fish that went 42cm. Great work mate!

NAROOMA
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FISHING CANCELLED! Narooma and most of the NSW south coast has had its fair share of bad weather, copping some of the storms which have hit most of NSW. Access to the ocean has been near impossible but unfortunately there are still a few anglers who have tried to get out and have been very unsuccessful. No fatalities so far, but a fish isn’t worth a life!
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With the stormy weather and big seas, anglers have had more time to focus on the estuaries, although it has been tough with the rain turning the estuaries to chocolate, there has been some quality salmon kicking around inside Wagonga Inlet.
JERVIS BAY
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Mark Saddo and Brad Tregear hit the creeks of Jervis Bay and managed a very tasty lot of mud crabs. How about those claws! Well done guys.

OVER SEAS
FIJI
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Matty just got back from a family trip to Fiji where he managed to get out for a sneaky fish aboard a local charter. Matty reports that the fishing was quite tough, they spent the day following fish but could not hook up until they came across a patch of skip jack tuna which took a liking to their skirts.

TALKING FISHING – C31 TV – TUESDAYS @ 8.30pm
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Catch "Talking Fishing TV" on Melbourne's C31 (ch44) at 8.30pm each Tuesday night where staff members David Kramer and Adam Ring together with Steve ”Trelly” Threlfull host Australia's only "Live to Air" fishing television program.

Next Tuesday’s show is the last for the season, and will feature Fisheries Minister Jaala Pulford joining the boys on the couch.

Talking Fishing will continue with some repeated episodes until end May and the live shows return on Tuesday 4th August.

USELESS INFORMATION
A pilot and co-pilot never eat the same meal, in case one of the meals is contaminated.
Good luck with your fishing and stay safe on the water,
The TEAM at Tackle World Cranbourne & Mornington