As at Monday June 29, 2015.
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| OFFSHORE: For the
fourth week in a row now we seem to have repeated the same less than exciting
weather pattern, with quite fishable conditions (with mostly 5 to 15 knot
variable winds) prevailing earlier in the week and then rainy, blustery
20 knot+ southerly conditions dominating over the weekends.
While the weather was in their favour, the lads from Wild Thing 2 scheduled a full day charter to Double Island Point on Thursday, coming back with grass sweetlip, longtail tuna, mack tuna, mowong, cobia, coral bream, moses perch, gold spot wrasse, venus tusk fish and red emperor. Regular customer Ben Wanka (above) notched up two firsts this week. He boated his first Big Red and then saw his quality fish win him the $50.00 Davo's Fish of the Week prize.
| And above, from the same charter, Mark McKenzie
from Hobart's red was a close runner up while Brendan Fielden from Victoria
boated the standout venus tusk fish. The only other 'out wide' destination
visited this week was The Barwon Banks where rosy jobfish, pearl perch,
bonito, venus tuskers, snapper and moses perch were on the bite. Closer
in, North Reef produced shiny mackerel, venus tusk fish, sweetlip, pearl
perch, squire, coral trout, Maori cod, teraglin jewfish and gold spot cod.
Paul Andrews from the Central Coast (below) is pictured with a couple of
standout pearlies from Wednesday's Trekka
And from that same half day charter we have (below) Paul's dad Steve with a coral trout and Warren Dreise from Burrum Heads with a Maori cod and squire.
|Closer to home, Sunshine Reef yielded venus tusk
fish, snapper, spangled emperor, cobia, mowong, coral trout, Maori cod,
gold spot cod, moses perch, sweetlip and pearl perch. David Hubbard from
Newcastle (below) did the honours with couple of Sunshine snapper from Wednesday's
Laguna Bay was quiet as far as bird sign went but the bottom bashers did quite well at Jew Shoal with snapper to 4kg responding to baits and soft plastics.
On the other side of the bay, longtail tuna were still on the prowl along the Hall's Reef stretch. Local yak angler Peter 'Pedro' Doff (above) was drift trolling a live yakka behind his kayak at Little Hall's on Thursday when this snodger northern bluefin crashed the party. It took Pete over 40 minutes of hard pump and wind to get this fish to the side and a lot of effort to get it on board. It tipped the Davo's scales at 24kg and that's a good fish in anyone's book. Well done.
|As often happens, we couldn't fit all of the pix from the week on the page. To view the 'Lightbox Gallery', just click on the thumbnails above.|
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