Tackle World Cranbourne & Mornington Weekly Fishing Report - 1st April
Kelly Morna is this week's "catch of the week" with her first ever kingfish which was caught out of the Rip on a jig.
Great catch Kelly, well done!
EASTER FRIDAY – 7am to 6pm
EASTER SATURDAY – 7am to 6pm
EASTER SUNDAY – 7am to 4pm
EASTER MONDAY– 7am to 6pm
TUESDAY 7th APRIL – NORMAL TRADING HOURS
Staff member Kallan fished with Paul’s father in-law, Greg Duncan on Sunday but the boys had a tough day finding fish for their charter. The fish were patchy and slow but they managed a handful for their customers. Mussel and squid were the best bait.
Westernport is starting to see the snapper fire up for the late season. Jon Woolf headed out with whiting and gummies in mind but came home with this 6kg snapper that measured 80cm. Jon was fishing just past Crawfish Rock and this big red took a liking to a fresh squid head. Jon would like to thank the boys from Mornington Tackle World who put him onto the fish.
Shaun Furtiere from Think Big Fishing Charters had a great afternoon on the whiting this week sending his customers home with some delicious King George whiting.
Huf and Kozzi were out from Cowes chasing whiting and pinkies when this monster cuttlefish decided it wanted one of the whiting that the boys had hooked! Great work fellas.
Miles Grupi caught his PB gummy out from Corinella, great work from the young gun!
The “Townsend Boys” have had a fantastic capture with this lovely little thresher shark which was caught on the Flinders Bank. Great work boys.
PIPI’s - $10kg
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ENDS
Just a reminder to everyone to turn your clocks BACK one hour for the official end of the 2014-2015 daylight saving period this Sunday, 5th April.
Clocks are moved backward one hour from 3am to 2am.
Most importantly, make sure you double check your tide time calculations!
PORT PHILLIP BAY
Garth Grupi landed this 7kg ripper red out from St Kilda. Plenty of bigger fish have come onto the scene the last week and its shaping out to be a great late season.
Anthony Torpy fished off the Sandringham break wall on a bait collection mission where he had some success landing these mullet all on chicken.
Ray Haidar had an exceptional morning on the snapper on Saturday. Ray fished in 10m of water out from Ricketts Point and landed these lovely fish on squid.
Peter Kasidiaris sent us this report of the quality snapper he caught last week from the Mordialloc pier! Peter reports that he had to tough out the cold and windy conditions, but he definitely reaped the rewards. Best bait was pilchard and squid. Well done Peter!
The Bryant Family had a fun day on the water this week flicking plastics and squid jigs around off Olivers Hill landing plenty of quality calamari and flathead, but once the sun started to go down, the family found a ripping school of pinkies where they had a fish a cast for at least an hour, including triple hook ups. Well done guys!
Matt Cini’s Reel Time Fishing charters smashed the whiting in Port Phillip once again this week. Matt reports the size of the fish are down, but the numbers are up. Pipi and mussel has been the best bait.
Dave Carey ( Irish ) fished off Rye Tuesday night and landed this 25+ kg gummy with net man Terry Phillips. Great fish Dave!
Futurefish Foundation chairman, Michael Buxton fished the channels around Mud Island last weekend and landed a nice bag of whiting. Pipi was the standout bait on a whiting prowler rig.
Kelly Morna had success landing her first ever kingfish at the Rip on Saturday. Kelly reports it was her first time jigging and says the hard work was well worth it. Kelly landed this king on a green jig.
AROUND THE STATE
Simon Rinaldi from Red Hot Fishing Charters has kick started his tuna season off in style, the rods were in a whole three minutes before they started screaming off with an SBT on the other end. Keep em coming Simmo.
Wayne Sharrock from Sharkmen fishing charters has kicked his season of well too. Sharky found fish in 400m of water east of the Horseshoe on Monday. Wayne said the old trusty feather tuna clone worked well.
BARREL! Local angler Ken Hayes landed this cracker out from Port Fairy on his own! This is the biggest fish we’ve seen come out of Victoria so far this season, but we are sure to see plenty more. Well done mate.
Staff member Garry headed to Noojee with his father and his son. The three generations of the Norton family walked the banks of the Latrobe River, finding half a dozen small rainbow trout before heading to the trout farm, and getting his son Harry onto a nice brook trout.
Good customer Dave Wright has been native fishing up o the Murray this week and has had a ball on some cracker Murray Cod and yellowbelly.
Staff member Liz found the prawns last week, so Tackleworld’s electrician and all round nice guy, Darren Payne decided to head down and check it out for himself. Here’s a look at the average size that Darren caught, well done mate!
Adam Glifford has been fishing Lake Tyers this week and reports it has been quite tough to find fish in numbers, but Adam did find this cracking flatty which measured 81cm and caught on prawn. The fish was safely released.
Ian, Alan and Barry fished the Bemm River during the week with much success. All fish were caught on peeled prawn and Alan managed this nice fish that measured 43cm.
Phil Saxton fished from the sand at Bemm River and landed plenty of gummies, this one included. Great work Phil.
AROUND THE COUNTRY
Details are sketchy, but we are hearing reports of a couple of big tuna being landed down South in Tassie. Exciting times down there too!
Kevin Facey from Bermi bait and tackle fished solo during the week and in 500 fathoms out from Bunga, he landed this 47kg yellowfin tuna. If this is a sign of the fishing over the next couple of months at Bermi, we are in for a good time!
Narooma local, Georgia Poyner spent a night out at the sea mounts off Narooma this week getting this great big eye tuna.
Local butcher Dave White fished out wide from Narooma during the week and landed two nice yellowfin to 18kg.
Brett Hardwick landed his first ever Spanish mackerel while he was up at Fraser Island this week. Brett reports that he was trolling skirts along the bottom end of the island and came up tight with this 1.15m cracker. Great work Brett!
TALKING FISHING – C31 TV – TUESDAYS @ 8.30pm
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” Threlfull 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!
BLUE ROCK LAKE – HAVE YOUR SAY!
Southern Rural Water is calling for your comments regarding proposed changes to boat restrictions on the lake. Being one of the best BASS fisheries in Victoria and also with a great trout population, now is the time to support the changes and get improved access to the fish. Check out the proposed changes here: