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Congratulations to good customers, Ray Cooper and Mark Jackman who are this week’s “catch of the week” with their 125kg jumbo bluefin tuna taken out of Portland last week. With only 10 minutes on the clock of Ray’s new boat, it was a pretty special way to celebrate the first fish boated. Cracking fish fellas, well done!

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY
LONG WEEKEND TRADING HOURS
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Please note – Stocktake Sale excludes Cleatrance Centre stock

PAUL’S FISHING
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With some good weather down in Tassie last week, Paul couldn’t hold back the temptation of landing another broadbill swordfish, so without hesitation, he hopped on a plane and within 24 hours he was out off St Helens with the best in the country, Sean Tracy and young gun Tassie angler, India Thompson. It all happens quickly when you drop the bait to the depths and within no time they had their first bite. After sat tagging the fish you can tell how passionate Paul was about the operation! Paul and crew managed two cracking swords and as per usual, India out-fished the boys!
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TUNA
PORTLAND
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Congratulations to Matt Boulton from Fish On Charters who brought aboard his first jumbo for the season on Monday. Natalie Blair was the lucky angler on the rod. Well done guys!
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Good customers Ray Cooper and Mark Jackman ticked a barrel off their bucket list last week when they landed this jumbo weighing in at just shy of 125kg. The boys were trolling for no more than 10 minutes in the new Barcrusher when the Tiagra screamed off. Ray said they saw no action, but decided to drop a lure in just past the rock in 56m of water. The boys’ fish was taken on a black and red Apex Predator.
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Mitch Bertacchini from Online Fishing Charters has been producing good amounts of fish for some happy customers the past week. Mitch Reports that with the glass calm conditions over the weekend, the bluefin were a plenty around the 70 – 100m line.
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It was perfect conditions down at Portland over the weekend and Simon Rinaldi from Red Hot Fishing Charters definitely cashed in. It is often tough going when there isn’t a breath of air around, but Simmo found the lures that worked and stuck to them!
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PORT FAIRY
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Matt Cini from Reel Time Fishing Charters mixed things up this week and headed out from Port Fairy where there was definitely no lack of fish! Matt’s clients were more than happy to bag out on bluefin that’s for sure!
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APOLLO BAY
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John Papadopoulos fished the “Big Reef” area out from Apollo Bay on Saturday and landed this monster 124kg bluefin tuna. John reports he battled this beast for 2 hours before hauling her aboard. A Pakula Sprocket in the Evil Angel color did the damage on this jumbo.
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PORT MACDONNELL
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It’s been Barrel HQ over at Port Mac this week. These are just some of the Barrels caught over the past few days courtesy of Port MacDonnell Fishing Charters; all fish weighing between 110 – 125kg. Good times ahead as these fish travel over the Vic border and into the Portland area.
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WESTERN PORT
JOES ISLAND
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Good customer Colin Thompson landed this cracker snapper last Friday on the east side of Joes Island. Colin reports the fish weighed 7.38kg and was taken at 10am on a squid bait.
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TOP END
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Chris Preston managed a beautiful 91cm snapper while fishing the top end of the Port on Saturday night. A fresh calamari ring did the trick. Winter Reds love fresh squid!
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Jason Varadi got amongst the calamari in the top end of Western Port over the weekend. Jason reports there are plenty of squid in the area and Shimano white Sephia jigs are working a treat.

TANKERTON
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Steve fished the Tankerton area throughout the week and was very pleased with this quality winter red which measured 68cm and weighed 5kg. Squid was the preferred snack for this lovely snapper.
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CORINELLA
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Good customer, Peter Vink was back out on the water this week and while fishing in his usual stomping grounds around Corinella, Pete was able to conjure up some table sized gummies and calamari.
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REEF ISLAND
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Good friend of the shop, Paul Delisle fished the Reef Island area last week and reports there are still some good whiting to be had. Paul and his son, Rex managed 5 whiting and some tasty calamari.
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CAT BAY
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Jason Varadi got amongst the calamari in the top end of Western Port over the weekend. Jason reports there are plenty of squid in the area and Shimano white Sephia jigs are working a treat.

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PORT PHILLIP BAY
WERRIBEE SOUTH
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Christine Jaros out fished her husband again and landed some beautiful flathead on soft plastics out from Werribee. Love ya work Christine!

WILLIAMSTOWN
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Wade Mathew landed this beautiful winter snapper while fishing the Yarra River near Williamstown. Beautiful fish mate!
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PATTERSON RIVER
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There has been good numbers of bream coming out of the Patto lately with the stir up of freshwater coming down the system. Kaimen Hansler landed this beauty on a Zman Grub. Anglers are also having good success fishing at the mouth with live yabbies.
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DROMANA
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Adem Temel stumbled across a healthy mixed bag of fish which included a lovely 4.5kg mulloway out from Dromana. Great work Adem!
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SOUTHERN PORT PHILLIP
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According to Shaun Furtiere from Think Big Fishing Charters, the whiting are still running hot in the bottom end of the bay. Shaun reports that the fish are hard work this time of the year, but the quality is well worth it!

AROUND THE STATE
CRAGIEBURN
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Leon Imbrisimis headed down to his local waterway in Cragieburn and pulled out this thumping redfin on a brown spotted tassie devil. Leon’s reddie measured 48cm! Urban reddies are getting more and more popular as they are a great fish on light gear!

EAST GIPPSLAND
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Frank Milito from East Gippsland Charters has definitely been slaying the East Gippy bream population! Frank is having good success using vibes on the schooling fish in the depths of the lakes and rivers.
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LAKE EILDON
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The Western Port Angling Club held a comp last weekend up at Lake Eildon in pretty average weather. Over the weekend, only one Cod was caught & released by Petros Cotzis, at 52 cm. The heaviest fish weighed was a 2.423 kg Golden Perch caught trolling a Purple Stump Jumper in the Big River Arm by Bob Wilkinson. The heaviest Trout 1.217 kg Brown was caught trolling in the lake by Gemma Zervaas, and is a new Ladies club record. The Barometer was plummeting from a high of 1030 mbar on Friday to a low of less than 1000 mbar on Sunday, hence the fishing was generally slow.
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AROUND THE COUNTRY
DARWIN
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Humbug Fishing Charters continue their good form on the Daly River barramundi! Here is another fine specimen taken by the Humbug crew.
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NEW 2016/2017 TIDE GUIDE
AVAILABLE IN STORE NOW
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IFISHTV SERIES 11 THIS SUNDAY 5.30PM
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Tydeman Reef, Queensland
This Sunday 12th June on ONE at 5.30pm

Join Paul and guide Andrew Hervey on Paul Worstelings IFISH with Tackle World this Sunday on ONE at 5.30pm as the boys fight hungry sharks in an effort to land a fresh sushi dinner.

Paul and Andrew are just off Tydeman Reef, in Far North Queensland and are trolling for yellowfin tuna. With reels screaming and shouts of double hook ups, this is an epic tuna session not to be missed.

USELESS INFORMATION
Scotland's national animal is the unicorn
Good luck with your fishing and stay safe on the water,
The TEAM at Tackle World Cranbourne & Mornington