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Local Mornington angler, Nam is this week’s “catch of the week” with his horse of a snapper caught from the Mt Martha rocks. This fish was not weighed but measured 95cm. What a fish! Well done Nam.

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PAULS FISHING
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Paul just wrapped up what he reports was a cracking trip! Paul flew up to the Kimberley with his new best friends, Mel and Mandy who are the winners of the “IFISH APPRENTICE”. The girls were lucky enough to score their first ever barramundi and will be seen on IFISH TV. The trio stayed at the El Questro Wilderness Park and would like to thank their friendly staff for fantastic service. Well done on the cracking fish girls!
GOOD FISHING WEATHER IS FORECAST THIS WEEKEND

– WE PROMISE!
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WESTERN PORT
LANG LANG
Lang Lang has been fishing well for elephants and gummy sharks this week. If you can brave the cold conditions and fish a high tide, you’re in with a good chance of a feed of gummies. Trevaly and salmon have been the best baits.
TYABB BANK
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The calamari around Tyabb and Quail bank are starting to fire up when there are breaks in the weather. Plenty of good sized squid are coming from around 3m of water.
FLINDERS
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Flinders pier fished exceptionally well this week for squid, customer Neil fished in cold and windy conditions, but reaped the rewards with this lovely specimen using a pink jig.
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FEATURED PRODUCTS
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PORT PHILLIP BAY
RICKETTS POINT
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The strong winds have definitely stirred up the pinkies and snapper along the shallow waters between Black Rock and Mt Martha. Mark was able to get out this week, drifting along Ricketts Point he managed to land a handful of descent size pinkies on 110mm squidgy flickbaits.

MORDIALLOC
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Anthony Torpy found good numbers of mullet this week. Anthony has been fishing in the Mordialloc area and plans to turn these mullet into some big reds. Good work Anthony!

PATTERSON RIVER
The freshwater pushing down to the mouth of Patterson River has turned the bream on. Anglers are catching good numbers of fish under the bridge using yabbies and scrub worms.
MT MARTHA
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Staff member Gerry got up early before work this week and headed down to the rocks with snapper on his mind…unfortunately this was the painful result. We want to note that the fishing has been fantastic lately with the strong winds, but no fish is worth risking your life or getting injured. Wearing the correct footwear is essential, and life jackets and safety lines are vital to ensure you are not in danger. Rock fishing can be treacherous at the best of times, be careful!

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Staff member Gerry had a look down at one of his favourite rock platforms between Mornington & Mt. Martha this week and came across this...
Local angler Nam had a big "old man" snapper sitting next to him which measured 95cm long! Nam had also been busted off by two more fish that he didn't see. Silver whiting got the job done in the bait department. Well done Nam! 


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Ben Calamatta landed this cracking 8.6kg snapper from the rocks at Mt Martha. The fishing from this area has been insane this week, a true winter red. Great fish Ben! 


SORRENTO
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Sorrento has been tough to fish this week with the rough conditions, but good numbers of calamari are present. Red jigs in size 2.5 are working the best.

PORT PHILLIP BAY SCALLOPS
HOW MUCH IS TOO MANY SCALLOPS TO BE TAKEN BY COMMERCIAL SCALLOP HARVESTING?
The Futurefish Foundation has alerted us to a proposal to increase the commercial harvest of scallops in Port Phillip Bay from 12 tonne per year to 725 tonne per year and they think it is way too big a jump from one year to the other. Without knowing the effect this may have on fishing in Port Phillip Bay, they have started a petition to halt the commercial harvest of scallops in Port Phillip Bay.
Have a read for yourself; make up your own mind. Click the button for more details:
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AROUND THE STATE
GLENELG RIVER
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The upper reaches of the Glenelg River has been fishing quite well this week. Un-weighted prawns have been the best bait.

PORTLAND
Portland was very quiet this week with the exception of a few bigger boats getting out. There are still plenty of school fish in close and hopefully the big ones don’t disappear after the bad weather, we think it will stir them up and we will have a hot bite this weekend!
PORT FAIRY
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Rick was treated to a tuna trip for his 55th birthday. Rick headed out from Port Fairy and landed his first ever bluefin tuna. Rick reports that the fish were close and he only had to head out about 3km.

TOOLONDO
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Rob had a successful couple of days fishing at Toolondo this week. Rob has been casting 4 inch fish arrow soft plastics and landed this lovely brown and cracking redfin. Great work Rob.
TASSIE DEVIL LAKE PACKS
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The old Tassie Devil has got to be the most popular lure for trolling in Victoria’s trout lakes. The folks at Wigstons have put together a 4 pack of the most popular Tassie’s for several famous trout lakes. Pictured is the Toolondo pack. They are also available in Eildon, Dartmouth, Jindabyne & Eucumbene packs.

Check em out online or in store today!

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WEST BARWON RESERVOIR
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Reece Pitt fished with one of the boys from Tackleworld Geelong and came up tight with this wonderful rainbow trout that weighed 1.5kg. Great fish mate!
WURDEE BOLUC
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Bradley Cox found some ripping redfin in windy conditions this week. Brad has been spinning small hardbodies from the banks and finding good numbers of fish to 50cm.

EILDON
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In terrible conditions, Paul and Rex Delisle headed to Eildon, but due to the bad weather they were restricted to the pondage, however the boys managed a few lovely little rainbow trout. Paul reports that rainbow powerbait did the trick.
DEVIL BEND
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Staff member Garry Norton has had some good success lately on the redfin at Devilbend. Garry reports that strada surface lures have been doing the damage.

BALCOMBE CREEK
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Customer Rob fished at Balcombe Creek this week and despite the amount of fresh water coming down the system, he still managed a few nice bream on soft plastics. While soft plastics worked for Rob, a few customers have been having good success on un-weighted scrub worms.

NOOJEE
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Noojee has been fishing exceptionally well of late. The lead up to the closed season always produces good numbers of fish in the Toorongo and Latrobe Rivers. While fly fishing can be a very effective way to target these small stream browns, hard body lures such as the yo-zuri pinns minnow have been producing the goods.

PAYNESVILLE
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With the amount of dirty water flowing down the rivers of Gippsland, the fishing has been quite tough, but in the main lakes, at Paynesville especially, good size bream are lurking around boat hulls and cranka crabs are a fantastic way to fool the shy black bream.

LAKES ENTRANCE
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Jake has been fishing from the jetties at Lakes Entrance and has been pulling some chunky bream from under the pylons using un-weighted sand worm. Great stuff Jake.

AROUND THE COUNTRY
TASMANIA
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Check out these two monster barrels caught out from Eagle Hawk Neck! Scott Johnston and Matt Rose aboard Doongara Fishing Charters landed these fish of a lifetime. Well done boys.

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Michael Haley has been fishing the rivers around St Helens. Michael found good numbers of bream to 38cm casting small hards in the shallows.

EUCUMBENE
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Eucumbene is fishing exceptionally well, the rains have promoted the fish to do their run upstream and there are plenty of anglers waiting…fishing with trout egg imitation flys has proven a very effective method of late.

BERMAGUI
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Milla and Andy managed to get out on the reefs this week and landed 6 groper to 8kg. All fish were released. Lovely looking fish boys!

NAROOMA
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The boys from Charter Fish Narooma had a good session on the kings the other day. Montague Island continues to produce good numbers of fish with metal jigs proving very effective.
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 with staff members David Kramer and Adam Ring together with Steve ”Trelly” Threlfull. While Season 1 has ended as far as the live shows go, Talking Fishing will continue with some repeated episodes until end May and the live shows return on Tuesday 4th August.
USELESS INFORMATION
Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
Good luck with your fishing and stay safe on the water,
The TEAM at Tackle World Cranbourne & Mornington