18 May, 2015

Jimmy Taylor took his father-in-law out on the weekend for his first tuna.  In an alloy boat rather than one of his hand-crafted timber boats!  This fish took the Purple Samaki 140.

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Moses Stromvall-O’Brien and Fergus McCoy took the day off school today to go fishing with their Dad’s out of Port Fairy and caught their first Tuna. The boys were pumped!IMG_7503

Heath Bourke and Berkley Muldoon caught plenty of tuna on the weekend.IMG_7505 IMG_7504

Paul Ford got amongst the tuna again today off Warrnambool. This one took his new Samaki 140 “Double-Deep” in “slimy” colour. With the tuna full of small blue bait, this smaller lure was the right pick. We have plenty in stock and they are only $19.50.IMG_5780

18 May, 2015

These Adelaide guys had a top weekend at Port MacDonnell, landing a 102kg tuna on Friday, and this 72kg model on Saturday.IMG_7492 IMG_7493 IMG_7494 IMG_7495

Yesterday saw a mixture of catches with tuna at all ports again, however many found them difficult to entice, with finicky and fast-moving schools – but heaps of them.  Most of the action has been in close.  A couple of barrels were caught at Port MacDonnell and one at Portland over the weekend.  Plenty of boats fished Apollo Bay over the weekend, which had been producing plenty of tuna a couple of weeks ago, however there were very few caught.  Looking at the altimetry chart from www.ripcharts.com shows a large downwelling in that area which possibly explains why those fishing further west fared better.Screen Shot 2015-05-18 at 10.40.45 am

Adrian Azzopardi fished with Simon Abela and Spiro Mizzi getting 7 bluefin for the day.   The Jaks Barrell Bullet lure got the job done.IMG_7475 IMG_7480 IMG_7481

Zach and Noah Zammit are pictured here with their first southern bluefin tuna from out of Portland trolling in 70-130metres of water ending up with 6.image1

The Johnstone boys after footy on Saturday had a good day off Port Fairy in 40m, with 3 tuna in the morning (letting one go), and in the afternoon any amount of 7-gillers, 12 snapper, 3 gummies about 3,7,8 kg and one schoolie about 12kg, also dropping one huge schoolie beside the boat estimated to be every bit of 30kgs.IMG_7487 IMG_7486

Nathan Mcsween landed this 45.8kg mako in 25m of water off Warrnambool in his tinnie – great effort!IMG_7476

Paul Ford got amongst the tuna yesterday arvo off Warrnambool.IMG_7488

Shane and Cameron got some nice ling out at the shelf off Port Fairy yesterday.IMG_7479

Sam Powell caught this nice gummy, along with some tuna, off Port Fairy on Saturday.IMG_7466

Peter Goode had a successful day out wide off Warrnambool on Saturday with some blue-eye and a school shark.  IMG_7468

Matty Cook caught this Tassie (Striped) Trumpeter, also out deep off Warrnambool, but saw no signs of tuna out there.IMG_7465