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Congratulations to Phil Graham who is this week’s “catch of the week” with this magnificent 7.4kg snapper. Phil was fishing with his wife, Leanne when his rod buckled out off Mornington. Phil said it was a great team effort. Well done guys!

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BARRAMUNDI IN HAZELWOOD PONDAGE
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It's OFFICIAL...1,600 Barramundi have now been stocked into Hazelwood Pondage near Morwell. For those of you not familiar with this waterway, it's the cooling pond for Hazelwood Power Station and the water temp at the ramp is a balmy 28 degrees Celsius. Staff members David Kramer & Adam Ring were joined by the boys from Tackle World Sale and Morwell to help stock the fish which are part of a six month trial to observe the fishes movement, condition and edibility and during that 6 months, the Pondage has been declared closed to all forms of fishing while the trial fish are allowed to settle and be monitored. If all is successful, there will be a major stocking and the Pondage will soon become home to the only recreational barramundi fishery in Southern Australia.

Watch the exciting news in the link below...
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WESTERN PORT
HASTINGS
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Lavente Peto and his son Nick got amongst some quality whiting last Friday while fishing the deeper water out from Hastings. Lavente and Nick’s success came on mussels and fresh cuttlefish.

TYABB BANK
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Pat Ellaby spent Tuesday drifting the Tyabb Bank and it wasn’t long before he crossed paths with some hungry calamari. This specimen had a 40cm hood. Love ya work Pat!

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Joe Howes fished the outgoing tide on Saturday morning with some calamari in mind, however to Joe’s delight, he landed this beautiful cuttlefish on a white Shimano Sephia jig.

LANG LANG
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Kane McDonald headed out on Sunday morning with his plan to fish the shallows in search of a late season snapper. Kane’s plan came together and he landed this beautiful 7kg fish near Lang Lang on a fresh salmon fillet. Great fish mate!
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CORINELLA
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Good friend of the shop, Peter Vink dropped the boat in at Corinella on Tuesday night in search of a late run snapper. After a bit of searching, Pete was able to find a couple of solid arches on the sounder and they decided to play the game. Well done mate!

BALNARRING
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Mick Ellis fished from the sand at Balnarring this week and was able to conjure up some tasty squid. The calamari are in thick numbers throughout the Port and it is a fantastic effort land-based!

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PORT PHILLIP BAY
WERRIBEE RIVER
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Alan Bonnici reports that he has been catching some good numbers of bream from the Werribee River the past couple of weeks. Most fish has been in the mid 30s and scrub worm has been working well with a bit of dirty water pushing down the system.
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WERRIBEE
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Troy Longson and his good mate, Tyson Chaplin set out for a squid sesh on Friday evening. Troy and Tyson fished for 3 hours and bagged 19 beautiful Calamari in 5m of water. The following day, the pair set out again, managing a few more squid and some big flatties on the drift.

SANDRINGHAM
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Anthony and Greg Torpy had a great day’s fishing from the Sandringham Breakwater on Saturday. Together the pair landed 50 garfish all on silverfish. Great work fellas!
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MORNINGTON
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Phil Graham and his wife, Leanne had a very enjoyable outing while fishing off Mornington on Sunday. The pair were fishing in 19m of water when Phil's rod buckled over into the water and he was hooked into this 7.4kg red. Great fish guys, well done!

MT MARTHA
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The whiting and calamari are still coming aboard in big numbers for Matt Cini from Reel Time Fishing Charters. Along with the whiting and squid Matt has been dominating the late season snapper in the deeper water near the shipping channel.
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SAFETY BEACH
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Lee Schilling and his daughters, Summer and Elwood had a fantastic time on the water targeting squid out from Safety Beach. Apart from the black mess, the day was a success with 12 calamari landed.
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MUD ISLAND
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Good customer, Michael Buxton was pleased to land a very good bag of chunky Port Phillip whiting while fishing near Mud Island on Sunday afternoon. It has been a steady season on the whiting throughout Port Phillip…Exciting times!
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INDENTED HEAD
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Sam Mifsud took the kids, Aimee and Mitchell out in search of a few calamari and produced the goods out from Indented Head. Sam reports that Aimee also landed her first arrow squid amongst the calamari.
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AROUND THE STATE
PORTLAND
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Mitch Bertacchini from Online Fishing Charters is getting amongst the Portland Tuna action and reports it is shaping up to be a great season. There are a lot of fish in close, however the better fish between 15 and 25kg are in good numbers near the Horse Shoe.
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Simon Rinaldi and Matty Harris from Red Hot Fishing Charters managed to keep their clients happy with plenty of Portland Tuna. Good bluefin were landed to 20kg with stacks of small albacore in between!
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Abundances of tuna are being brought aboard by the fellas from Sharkmen Fishing Charters. Deep diving hardbody lures are working quite well for the bigger models around 20kg.
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Brad Lawrence shot down to Portland this week with a couple of good mates and caught 24 albacore over 2 days between themselves. The alby’s are thick out wide and are very tasty!
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Charlie Groves had a cracker of a day out of Portland yesterday landing some nice chunky Bluefin and to top off the day, a nice Mako as a bonus.
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WARNAMBOOL
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We’ve heard rumors that there are a few bigger fish getting around, but it is all a little hush hush. This was the first bigger fish we have seen so far for the season weighing 64.2kg out of Warnambool. Lets hope they keep coming!

WALKERVILLE
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Ian Harvey landed this beautiful 60cm flathead while drifting out from Walkerville in some superb conditions. After taking a quick photo, Ian released this big girl to fight another day.

WILSONS PROM
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Jono Lamont fished out from Wilsons Prom last Wednesday and managed a great feed of flatties which included this chunky 62cm model. Well done Jono!

TAMBO RIVER
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Good customer, Lee Austin ventured down to the Tambo River recently where he dominated the local bream scene. Lee had a great trip and managed countless amounts of fish with the best going 41cm. Great stuff Lee!
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Congratulations to 5 year old, Lewis Milito who landed some beautiful bream with his Dad on the Tambo River. Sounds like a fun Sunday nailing bream on vibes!

MALLACOOTA
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Maddox Cutts fished with his family down at Mallacoota over the weekend and landed this beautiful 63cm flathead. Maddox was one happy boy, well done mate!

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Luke Cathor and Brett McDonald travelled down to Mallacoota to fish for a broadbill swordfish and landed a nice fish of 80kg. It’s great to see more and more anglers getting out there and giving it a crack!
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AROUND THE COUNTRY
TASMANIA
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How epic is this broadbill sword fish bite down in Tassie?! Little did we know about these guys just a few years ago and now we possibly have one of the world best fisheries right on our doorstep!
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EDEN
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Lachie Mitchell landed his PB Morwong last weekend on a bit of squid while bottom bouncing for snapper near North Head in Eden. Lachie’s fish weighed 2.3 kg and measured 50 cm.
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NAROOMA
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There are plenty of good kingies still available for anglers out at Montague Island. The boys from Charter Fish Narooma had plenty of success this week with fish to 1m+ taken on live baits and jigs.
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BHUTAN
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Dean De Rooden experienced a trip of a lifetime and was lucky enough to explore the pristine mountain waters of Bhutan. Some people may remember a TV series called “A River Somewhere” done by Tom Gleisner and Rob Sitch and they explored the beautiful trout rich streams of Bhutan and this trip was one that Dean has always wanted to pursue. Love ya work mate!
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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
The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they can be easily confused at a crime scene.
Good luck with your fishing and stay safe on the water,
The TEAM at Tackle World Cranbourne & Mornington