21 August, 2014

Steve Moore, owner of Warrnambool’s “Boat-Friendly” Warrnambool Holiday Park hit Lake Bullen Merri today in his Anglapro Stealth and had a great day:

“First time trip to Lake Bullen Merri today after living here for six years and after so many good reports, I called in sick to go fishing! I picked one spot and didn’t move – 11 meters of water I started a burley trail of very small pieces of pilchards and used pilchard tail strips for bait on a no. 4 short shank hook, 1m of 10lb leader to the swivel and small pea sized sinker. Drop to the bottom and wind up 1-2meters, fish were also on the surface.
A few small fish where taken until one big fish was taken and thats how the next 4 hrs played out. There are many small 30cm fish about so bagging out is not a problem but if your after big fish just play the catch and release game until the big fish move in. The big fish won’t come all at once like the smaller fish so be patient. Make sure you take your landing net, the new rubber type like what Hookem have to protect the very fine scales of the fish.
Plenty of boats where also trolling, great safe boat ramp, plenty of parking and rubbish bins provided around the area – pity people dont use them instead of over flowing one bin (lazy people). Its a beautiful place lets look after it.”10256553_764437186952266_1804070216920332906_o 10522435_764437280285590_1258194883506832806_o 10633335_764437133618938_6743490919636688771_o IMG_7411

20 August, 2014

Luke and TJ had a top day off Port Fairy, catching their bag of tuna and some nice bottom fish as well.16304_829148343771631_3647632370139100602_n 10370806_829148390438293_6810818228403157394_n 10628404_829148313771634_1417916225085875794_n 10616011_829148370438295_3658064319068534667_n

Yesterday before work Corey and Luke caught some ripper bream in the Hopkins.1609928_829154280437704_5375516419920274655_n 10486465_829154253771040_7036874044861680342_n

16 August, 2014

A big day’s fishing off Warrnambool today.  On Cassius Cray we had a quick dive just behind the breakwater this afternoon after work, grabbing a feed of abalone and one small crayfish.  Abalone everywhere, the battle was getting them over the legal size of 13cm.  Also saw a couple of female crays which are out of season.  Ordinary conditions, pushy and low visibility.IMG_5556 IMG_5560 IMG_5561

 

Terry Beasley and crew caught plenty of tuna in 60m off Warrnambool, also catching a mixed bag off the bottom including a saw shark.IMG_5557 IMG_5558

 

Peter and Helen Bartlett with Brian aboard Just Cruisin had a top day off Warrnambool, 3 gummies with the best at 12kg and 3 snapper with the best at 4.7kg.IMG_5562 IMG_5563

 

 

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Johnny Knox with Jason and Nate Monaghan caught this ripper snapper off WarrnamboolIMG_2451

 

 

 

Aboard Ash Pilkington’s boat the boys caught 3 gummies, as well as this nice nannygai.

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Across at Port Fairy, Goody took out Rhooky and Ben Pohlner, and the fellas had a great day bagging out on tuna.IMG_20140816_130752 IMG_20140816_122958 IMG_20140816_121610 IMG_20140816_102616

 

Branden Natrass caught a mixed bag around at Bridgewater. Birds were diving everywhere around there, they hooked up but go spooled so it was big whatever it was – so they went and had a bottom bash. Fishing with Steve Nattrass and his mate Troy Greed.natrass

Sean Blake and Camilla had a top afternoon yesterday off Port Fairy: “Early arvo start out of Pt Fairy. Found good birds and plenty of tuna out past 60m. Finicky at 1st but came on later in the day. As usual Camila drew 1st blood but I fought back for the boys, landing a couple late arvo. Took the new 7′ Sakura 4-piece travel rod for it’s 1st run and very impressive. Travel rods aren’t what they used to be!  One of the best days of the season, so much life out there!”sean-1 Camila New rod-1