Tackle World Cranbourne & Mornington Weekly Fishing Report - 4th June
Carn Taylor is this week’s “catch of the week” with his mighty sword taken from Port Mac in South Australia. This monster weighed in at 154.7kg and fell victim to a whole squid. It is the first SA sword as far as we know. Congratulations mate!
SOUTHERN BLUEFIN TUNA
Joe Branca from Off the Hook Fishing Charters landed a nice 96kg barrel this morning (Thursday) in 70m off Cape Nelson Lighthouse. Joe had a 3 way hook up, but only landed the one. Great effort!
Simon Rinaldi from Red Hot Fishing Charters had another good week with plenty of school fish to go round. Conditions were a bit lumpy for a few days, but it was ideal tuna conditions. Simmo has been using a range of Bonze skirts the last few weeks and he reports that they have definitely been producing the goods.
Wayne Sharrock AKA Sharky from Sharkmen Fishing Charters had some successful trips this week on the school bluefin. Sharky reports that battling through the cold and windy conditions has been paying off with more than enough tuna to go round. Great work Sharky.
Matt Boulton from Fish On Charters reports he has had some pretty good days at Portland this week, a few days in a row he managed to bag out pretty early which allowed his deckys a chance on the rod! The majority of fish have come from 70-100m about 4-5km west of Bridgewater Bay. Matt says that the morning bites have been a little tough the last few days, the afternoons are producing a better bite.
Carn Taylor landed the first ever SA swordfish as far as we know this week and what a beast she was! This prehistoric looking beauty was taken on a whole squid and weighed a whopping 154.7kg. Great work Carn!
Young gun Tait Missen got stuck into the SBT action this week with his old man Tam and good friend Aaron. The boys report that there are abundances of fish in close and no need to travel. Once they had caught their quota, the boys tried out the new deep drop outfit and had a great session catching these awesome looking creatures from the deep. Gemfish and blue eye were on the menu this week. Love your work boys.
The big tuna scene down in Tassie went a bit quiet for a while but the boys from Doongara Fishing Charters cracked a beast of a bluefin this week. This fish weighed in at just over 120kg. A true big barrel! Well done to everyone involved.
Staff member Dylan Sutherland fished with Aaron Clarke one night this week. The boys had a good session fishing the run out tide and managed a mixed bag of schoolies, gummies, salmon and flatties. Great work fellas.
The calamari have been prevalent around Quail and Tyabb bank of late. Numbers have been patchy and a few anglers are dropping their anchors when they drift over good ground and then proceed to berley up to hold the squid in a certain area. This method is quite underrated and proves very effective in Western Port.
Mason Shulze fished out of the Stoney Point area on Tuesday night and was rewarded with yet another quality red. Mason fished in 18m of water and landed this 88cm, 7.9kg snapper, one hour into the flood tide on fresh salmon. Fresh bait is crucial this time of the year, and if you put in the time you will reap the rewards. Great stuff Mason.
WESTERN PORT SOUTH
Plenty of land base guys got the job done on the gummies this week, Somers and Merricks being a hotspot.
Tackleworld’s oldest staff member, Don Newman ventured down to Pt Leo this week and had a good little session chasing whiting. Don managed 4 quality king George whiting before hooking into this lovely flatty that measured 60cm.
BACK IN STOCK!
We have just received a big shipment of Cranka Crabs, just in time for winter breamin’.
There are two new crab colours, Fiddler Crab (L) and Muddy Fiddler (R). Get ‘em now! They wont last!
Get ‘em now!
They wont last!
RAPALA SPOTTED DOG
THE RAPALA SPOTTED DOG LURES ARE BACK IN STOCK AND READY FOR THIS WEEKENDS TROUT CLOSING!
PORT PHILLIP BAY
Ricketts is littered with small pinkies to about 35cm with a few reports of the odd bigger fish. Small micro jigs have proved themselves very effective along the shallow reefs of Port Phillip along with the iconic squidgy flick bait getting the job done by the lure boys.
Staff member Jesse had a good little session on the calamari from the rocks on Wednesday. Jesse managed a handful of bait size squid on small pink jigs.
Sorrento has been producing good numbers of calamari this week. White jigs in size 2.5 continue to stand out amongst the others.
Anglers have been fishing shoulder to shoulder the last couple of weeks at Portsea pier with a great run of calamari holding around the shallows. Pink and purple jigs are working well.
SOUTHERN PORT PHILLIP
Mason Shulze has had a couple of successful outings the last few weeks, snapper and gummies being the target. Mason managed 4 cracker gummies fishing in the Symonds channel. All 4 fish weighed between 10 and 14kg.
AROUND THE STATE
Matt Boulton from Fish On Charters had a pretty good week on the tuna and this is just one of the many sights you can see in the open sea. Matt sent through this photo of a sunfish. sunfish are meant to be a relatively rare sight but the boys from Fish On Charters saw two in one week! Awesome stuff guys!
Ben Young and Trevor Holmes got amongst some fantastic looking brown trout this week. Fish arrow soft plastics have been the main lures of choice.
WURDI BULOC RES
Michael Evans had been nailing some stonker redfin and some lovely brown trout out of Wurdi Buloc lately. Michael has been finding good success on fish arrow soft plastics.
Our good friend Paul Delisle and his son Rex decided the cold and wet conditions wouldn’t get the better of them, so they headed back to the Pondage for another crack on the rainbows. Rex dominated the scene again landing 3 rainbows to Paul’s 1. Rainbow powerbait continues to do the trick.
Tony Hynds landed this ripper flatty which measured 90cm. Tony was chasing bream with a small black vibe when this big frog decided to play the game. Great work Tony.
AROUND THE COUNTRY
Not a fishing report as such, but this photo illustrates the importance of fishing structure to find your natives and this is why Lake Mulwala fishes so well! Lake Mulwala was recently drained and this is what is beneath the surface. After the drainage, we expect to see the fish start to fire!
There’s good numbers of quality yellowfin out from Bermagui of late, amongst the school fish some bigger fish between 20 and 30kg have also been present.
The guys from Charter Fish Narooma continue to smack the kingies around Montague Island. Better sized fish turned up this week and on Sunday they managed 23 fish in one drift! Insane stuff gents!
Ian Jamieson with a lovely bonito out at Montague Island.
Staff Member Garry and his good mate Paul Glover escaped for the weekend up to Eucumbene. Conditions were perfect for trout, but inside Garry’s van overnight was definitely a worry with the temperature getting down to -6. The boys managed some cracker spawn run trout in the river, the biggest fish weighing about 6lb. Garry reports there wasn’t any lack of fish, but getting them to bite was a challenge at times. The “Eucumbene Glow Bug Rig” produced nearly all of the boy’s fish with the exception of fishing the lake at nights with powerbait. Overall the pair managed a solid 20 fish between them. Well done fellas!
FOR ANY MORE INFO ON THIS RIG, JUST ASK THE BOYS IN STORE.
Nick Crowley with a ripper Eucumbene brown.
Tom from the Central Coast sent us this photo of a quality bream caught out of the canals. Great little fish Tom.
EDWARD PELLEW ISLANDS
Dino from Tweed Heads is currently holidaying up in the Gulf and experiencing the fishing on offer! Dino managed this bullet of a long tail tuna that weighed 9kg. Great work Dino.
THIS WEEK ON IFISH TV
This Sunday 7th June on ONE at 5.30pm
Tasmania has long been known as an angler's paradise offering the ultimate in trout fishing. This week on Paul Worsteling’s IFISH with Tackle World, Paul and the IFISH crew are in Tasmania's far north west based in the township of Burnie. It is from here they set out, along with trout guru, Jamie Harris in a quest for the elusive, iconic Brown Trout. Fishing Tasmanian waters rarely disappoints, and when you tune in this Sunday on ONE at 5.30pm you will see the outcome of Pauls quest for the Tassie brownie!
Ancient Egyptian priests would pluck every hair from their bodies.
Good luck with your fishing and stay safe on the water,