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Well done to Owen Kitto, Ethan Merrit and Jamie Burt who are this week’s “catch of the week” and even made the news with this 124kg barrel bluefin out of Portland. Cracking fish boys!

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Both Tackle World Cranbourne and Tackle World Mornington have made it as finalists in Australia’s Best Bait and Tackle Store Awards for 2016. We are very proud of what we do and love bringing our loyal customers success in fishing. We pride ourselves on our customer service, our product range and the ability to help you catch a fish. We would love if you could take a couple of minutes to cast a vote our way.

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PAUL’S FISHING
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Paul, Cristy and Jet are currently fishing in the Sea of Cortez in Mexico and Paul reports the “Jack Crevalle” are on the bite. Paul is also having a crack at the Rooster fish on fly…more pics on that next week.
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TUNA
PORTLAND
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Simon Rinaldi and Matty Harris from Red Hot Fishing Charters had an outstanding week on the tuna and managed to boat about 80 fish between the 2 boats for the weekend. If the bite continues to fire up the East coast, Simmo will be there over night and will be operating at both Portland and Bermagui. Love ya work fellas!
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There were plenty more fish and happy faces aboard Matt Cini’s Reel Time Fishing Charters this week as the tuna scene continues on the west coast. According to Matt, there are as many school fish as you want with the odd bigger fish in the mix.
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The boys from Sharkmen Fishing Charters finished their tuna season off with a bang and managed yet another bag out on Saturday. Love ya work boys, well done for your first season!
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The jumbos are still around and what a delight this one was landed by 3 kiwis who also made the news for their 124kg barrel. Owen Kitto, Ethan Merrit and Jamie Burt were very happy with their catch. Great work fellas!
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BERMAGUI
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The East coast is heating up with some big bluefin being landed out from Bermagui. The crew from Head Hunter Charters were right amongst the action on Tuesday with these lovely specimens. All fish are ranging between 50 and 70kg. If you’re thinking of heading to Bermi in the next few weeks, pack the Kingy gear too; there have been some good numbers of fish well into the 90cm class out at Montague Island this week.
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WESTERN PORT
MIDDLE SPIT
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Winter whiting are still on the go in Western Port and they are definitely a quality sort this time of the year. The key is to get in nice and shallow on the high tides and cast away from the boat ensuring you don’t spook the fish. Fresh squid candles are the number one bait!
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CLELAND BIGHT
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Cleland Bight has been fishing exceptionally well for calamari this week on the rising tide. Gold foil and natural jigs seem to be working well in the clearer water.

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PORT PHILLIP BAY
CLIFTON SPRINGS
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On Monday morning, Amelia braved the cold and windy conditions and headed out from Clifton Springs with her father. After a slow start and a few jig colour changes, Amelia was able to pick up this lovely bag a calamari. Great work Amelia!
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PATTERSON RIVER
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There are some good amounts of mullet hanging around the mouth of the Patterson River as Dan Brett figured out this week. Dan found most of his success coming on chicken, however a steady berley trail can pay dividends
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SOUTHERN PORT PHILLIP
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There are plenty of good sized calamari to be had out from Sorrento and Portsea this time of the year and it can also be worth a crack on the winter reds in the deep.

AROUND THE STATE
NEWLYNS RESERVOIR
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Michael Evans from Last Cast Fishing Tours headed to Newlyns Reservoir over the weekend where he managed to land this chunky 48cm redfin. Beautiful fish mate!
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DON LAKE
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It is great to see plenty of kids having fun these school holidays after fisheries stocking programs continuing across Victoria. These young ones had a ball catching rainbow trout from Don Lake in Healseville.
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HAZELWOOD PONDAGE (MORWELL)
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This has got to be one of the biggest stories in the history of fishing in Victoria! Fisheries Victoria scientists electro fished the Pondage last Friday to check on the health of the trial Barramundi released back in April. This Barramundi was over 70cm and weighed 6kg, and has been determined to be one of several fish released at 30cm long last September during an acclimatization trial. Another 20 fish were caught that measured around the 50cm mark and these were the tagged fish released late April at 30cm. It certainly looks like this is turning out to be a very successful project! Please remember that Hazelwood Pondage is closed for 6 months to allow the tagged fish to be monitored. We will provide regular updates as the opening gets closer.
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DEVILBEND RESERVOIR
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Devilbend has been fishing exceptionally well the past couple of weeks with the colder weather. Tassie devils are the stand out lure, however a scrub worm under a bubble float is a deadly method.
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CASEY FIELDS
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Dean Aslop ventured down to Casey Fields on Sunday morning with his young nephew and niece, Blake and Sarah. Dean popped into the shop prior to heading down and was greatly advised by Jesse to use fluoro pink powerbait which definitely paid off and got the two young guns onto some lovely rainbow trout.
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LAKE TYERS
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Lake Tyers has finally succumb to all the Gippsland rainfall and opened to the ocean at around 9am today (Thursday)
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AROUND THE COUNTRY
NAROOMA
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Montague Island is still producing plenty of kingies as we move into the cooler months. Young Tommy was thrilled with his PB at 92cm. Live baits are the stand out bait at this stage.
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PORT DOUGLAS
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Abe and Daniel hooked into some tasty coral trout along with some pretty Chinaman fish while holidaying in Port Douglas this week. I know where I would rather be!
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NORTHERN TERRITORY
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As the weather is getting colder, more and more anglers are heading north for some first class fishing! Andrew Clarke managed the fantastic jewfish from King Ash Bay.
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IFISHTV SERIES 11 THIS SUNDAY 5.30PM
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Shady Camp, Northern Territory
This Sunday 10th July on ONE at 5.30pm

This Sunday on Paul Worsteling’s IFISH with Tackle World Paul’s in the Northern Territory and he’s fishing with local guru and old mate Shane Compain of Tackle World Coolalinga. They’re fishing Shady Camp for the iconic Barramundi. The weather turns wild but the boys reckon there’s still a pretty good chance of smackin those chromed up barra the Northern Territory is so famous for. Paul’s lovin being back in the Top End again!

USELESS INFORMATION
In the UK, it is illegal to eat mince pies on Christmas Day!
Good luck with your fishing and stay safe on the water,
The TEAM at Tackle World Cranbourne & Mornington