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Western Port snapper

While the fishing isn’t the ‘fast and furious’ snapper action you can expect to see in November, the fishing presently in Western Port bay is certainly quality not quantity! Huge fish are being caught around the top end, and eastern sides of WP bay where the shallower waters are a few degrees warmer, allowing the […]

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Deep Drop Tasmanian Trumpeter Rig

This rig is designed for bottom bouncing for tasty deeper water fish. I’ll try and refrain from calling it a ‘deep drop’ rig because when we talk about true deep water dropping we are talking about depths of 300-800m deep in search of Blue Eye Trevella, 8 Bar Cod, Ruby Snapper etc, and is often […]

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Targeting Tasmanian Trumpeter

Tasmanian Striped Trumpeter   As people begin to fish areas like Portland in Victoria more regularly in search of Southern Blue Fin Tuna, other target species are becoming more widely noticed as a great option to break up the monotony of trolling lures all day and to give their catch bags some variety. While the […]

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South coast Yellowfin

  After a few pretty lean seasons on the south coast, this year we have been lucky enough to see one of the best Yellowfin Tuna bite in years. Certainly nothing like the stories of the good old days of catching giant Yellowfin at the back of Montague Island, but some decent numbers of fish […]

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City Jewfish

City Jewies Mulloway or more commonly known ‘Jewfish’ are a highly elusive and secretive fish. The bigger they are the smarter they get and the harder they are to hook! The one thing harder than hooking a Jewie is getting information on catching them from those in the know. There seems to be a whole […]

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XXL Squid in Melbourne

  Some monster squid have been harassing bait fish schools in both Port Philip Bay & Western Port Bays lately. These thumpers are being caught in the normal shallow squid grounds in amongst the ‘normal’ size calamari squid. Joel Ryan & Andy Donegan caught there of these thug squid on Saturday morning in Western Port bay […]

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Squid

The local Melbourne squid scene is firing presently. Both Port Phillip Bay and Western Port Bay producing bag limit catches of squid most trips both land based and in the boat. PPB areas like Ricketts point are producing plenty of 300-500gram squid that make a great meal and even better baits this this one caught […]

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Catching Western Port Gummy sharks

Tell any fisherman who doesn’t live in Victoria or SA that you’re going to spend the night targeting a shark that fights hard and is great eating and you will probably raise a few odd looks. This cold water species is a prized catch in the southern waters of Australia where fisherman target them year […]

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Marlin

The team on board Reel Obsession had a very successful trip to Eden NSW in Feb tagging 5 striped marlin over the weekend. Most fish were taken on lures, with a couple on skip baits All fish ranged between 70-90kg and were tagged and released

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Southern Bluefin Tuna

A great Southern Blue Fin tuna that weighed 79.8 kg taken off Portland Victoria by the team on board Reel Obsession. The fish took a Marlin Magic Medium plunger lure in Sauri colour