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Kristel Buttgieg is this week’s “catch of the week” with her 8.3kg snapper landed off St Kilda while fishing with her dad on Fathers Day. Congratulations Kristel!

PAUL’S FISHING
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20 YEARS AGO TODAY

It was on the 09/09/96 that I officially purchased Cranbourne Bait and Tackle. I was a 22 year old kid with big dreams and very little idea of how the business world worked. We have come such a long way and if I had my time again I wouldn’t change a single thing. New premises, new business name but the same simple principles and philosophies that have seen us grow into what I believe to be the BEST tackle store in the country. I would sincerely like to thank my beautiful wife Cristy for always being by my side and supporting me and us in every way. There have been many sacrifices during this journey and she has taken the good with the bad in her stride. My mum and dad also deserve special thanks, because without them my dream would have never got off the ground. And to my amazing staff and customers that have come and gone over the past 20 years. Thank you all so much. It has been a privilege to work with you, learn from you, serve you and to do my best to help you fulfill your fishing dreams.

Here’s to the next 20 years.
Yours in fishing
Paul Worsteling

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PAUL’S FISHING
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It looks like the Worsteling’s are having a ball in New Caledonia! After a windy start to their trip, the weather finally died down and the family have been having a fantastic time living aboard a charter world yacht catching all sorts of reef species and pelagics including mackerel and mangrove jacks!
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BARRELS
WESTERN PORT
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Nigel Ah-Cann and crew headed out from Western Port this week to try their luck on a local barrel and came out winners boating this 162kg beast! The boys were out off Flinders when the rod screamed. Nigel reports the scales may have been incorrect, but wasn’t too fussed as it was a fish of a lifetime nevertheless. Well done Nige.
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PORTLAND
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Mitch Bertacchini from Online Fishing Charters tried his hand on the barrels this week and was able to come up tight on this 92kg beauty. Pete Ryan was the lucky angler on the rod and the boys were fishing south of Julia Percy Island. Well done guys!
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WESTERN PORT
CRAWFISH ROCK
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Andrew Ketelaar tried his luck for an early season red and was not disappointed landing this 6kg model near Crawfish Rock. Andrew reports that fresh squid got the job done on the run out tide.

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Shaun Furtiere from Think Big Fishing Charters managed to put some of his happy clients onto some more quality calamari this week. Not long until snapper season will start to kick off Shaun!

SOMERS
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Luke Miers landed this cracking gummy while fishing from the sand in the Somers area this week. Awesome effort land-based, well done mate!
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PORT PHILLIP BAY
ST KILDA
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Kristel Buttgieg landed this whopping 8.3kg snapper while fishing with her dad on Fathers Day. What a great way to celebrate with your dad, well done Kristel!
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PATTERSON RIVER
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The Smeath family landed some chunky black bream while fishing at Patterson Lakes on Saturday afternoon. All fish were released.
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MORNINGTON
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Jeremy Slade managed this early season snapper while fishing from the pier at Mornington early Sunday morning. Jeremy took his fish into the boys at Mornington and it weighed 5.82kg! Well done mate!

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Cameron Edwards took his daughter, Charli down to the Mornington Pier on Tuesday night and she out-fished her old man landing a couple of tasty squid! Charli was so pumped with her catch that she convinced dad to take her back and do it again the next night!

BLAIRGOWRIE
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Due to the weather being almost perfect last Thursday, staff members Kallan, Jesse, Dave, Simon and Rob all headed out for day on the bay and what a day it was! The crew started off with the squid and after a few hours of fun they switched tactics and the whiting turned it on for the afternoon! 45 whiting were landed as well as a big feed of calamari. Pipi and cuttlefish were the stand out baits.
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Here are some more whiting caught last Thursday out from Blairgowrie, what a good run of fish their having on the peninsula!
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AROUND THE STATE
EILDON
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Michael Richter and his dad, Lindsay headed up to Eildon and spent Fathers Day on the water catching yellow belly! Michael was casting spinnerbaits in crystal clear water when this beauty came out from under a snag and nailed his lure! Great work fellas!
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Young Nick caught this lovely rainbow trout during the Goulburn fishing festival at the Pondage over the weekend. Well done Nick!

LAKE TYERS
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Frank Milito from East Gippsland Fishing Charters reports the flattys are going strong in Lake Tyers as the weather is warming up. This beauty was landed by local flathead guru, Wolf.
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AROUND THE COUNTRY
LAKE MUNMORAH
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Robert Gill picked up a nice feed of bream during a short session fishing near Summerland Point in Lake Munmorah.
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MONTEBELLO ISLANDS
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Jason Taylor and a couple of his mates just got back from a 6 day live aboard trip to the Montebello Island where he reports the fishing was out of control! Jason was able to christen his new Murasame rods with countless amounts of mackerel and reef species such as coral trout and various types of trevally. Love ya work mate!
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IFISHTV SERIES 11 THIS SUNDAY 5.30PM
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Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
This Sunday 11th September on ONE at 5.30pm

Paul is joined this week on IFISH with Tackle World by Rhys Creed, one of the past IFISH Apprentice winners. They are on the Murrumbidgee River near Wagga Wagga, NSW and it is the little known Trout Cod, a virtual look alike of the Murray Cod, that they want to identify in this river system. Trout Cod are a protected species but the IFISH team have a special permit to catch, release and educate.

It’s on this Sunday on ONE at 5.30pm and you’ll get to see the amazing work of the Department of Primary Industries, Fisheries NSW with this iconic species. An IFISH episode not to be missed!

TALKING FISHING – C31 TV – TUESDAYS @ 8.30pm
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Catch "Talking Fishing" on Melbourne's C31 TV (CH44) at 8.30pm each Tuesday night. Staff members David Kramer and Adam Ring together with Steve ”Trelly” Threlfull host Australia's only "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!

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USELESS INFORMATION
A cockroach will live nine days without it’s head, before it starves to death.
Good luck with your fishing and stay safe on the water,
The TEAM at Tackle World Cranbourne & Mornington