|western port & eastern ppb with paul worsteling
Dated: 8 March, 2012
In what has been a very up and down week in terms of weather, the opportunity to get out for a fish has been minimal. But there have been a few windows of opportunity and that’s all that is required for many of us. For the rest of the time, it’s been a good week to prepare our fishing gear for the long weekend coming up. Many people are planning trips away and a few days of solid fishing, so if you need to stock up on gear over the break don’t forget that we are open every day on the long weekend with extended trading hours.
LABOUR DAY WEEKEND TRADING HOURS
FRIDAY 10/3: 8am – 9pm
SATURDAY 11/3: 7am – 6pm
SUNDAY12/3: 7am – 4pm
MONDAY 13/3: 7am – 6pm
VIP MEMBERS – WE ARE GIVING AWAY A TRUCK LOAD OF FREE CASH FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY!!!!
After clearance from the Royal Australian Mint, we've been busy at the printers printing our own currency - Strada Cash. Over the next few months, we will be giving away $10,000 dollars in Strada cash and you will all have a chance to get your hands on our currency. VIP members get the first offer, come into the store right now and ask for your free STRADA CASH, but be quick, we are only handing out the cash until Friday 23rd March at 9.00pm . You will receive $10 in Strada cash which you can use on any Strada products in the store. If you haven’t yet signed up for a VIP membership, come in and do it today and you too will be eligible for the Strada Cash!!! Don’t miss this great opportunity. Limited time so be quick.
WESTERN PORT WHITING CHALLENGE RESULTS
The 23rdWesternport Whiting Challenge was held over the weekend and Tackle World Cranbourne were proud to be a part of it once again. While Paul didn’t have to hand over $1,000 to anyone for landing a 1kg Whiting, there were plenty of great fish caught.
The winner of the Heaviest Fish in the male section, went to Joe Natoli for his 800g thumper. In the female section, Marian Kraulis took out the prize with a fantastic 620g fish. The heaviest bag for the 2 days in the male section was awarded to Wayne Moncrieff whose bag was a whopping 8.942kg and in the female section, it was Marian Kraulis again with her bag of fish weighing in at 6.314kg. Daniel Elmore from Eynesbury won the boat. Congratulations to all who joined in and participated in another fantastic Westernport Whiting Challenge.
PAULS MARLIN – SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE FOOTAGE
We mentioned a couple of weeks ago about Paul’s amazing adventure in Jervis Bay, so this week we want you to join the IFISH crew & Paul Worsteling as he fishes with Greg Reid from Bay & Basin Sportfishing Charters in the beautiful Jervis Bay aboard a 9ft inflatable Water Snake boat - Something reminiscent of the "The Old Man and The Sea”! Check out what took place that day.The whole episode will be revealed in Series 7 of IFISH!!! Tune in to Channel TEN & ONEHD for all the HOT action! But for now, check this out!!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nks6tvUlxso&feature=email
MORE ARTIFICIAL REEFS FOR VICTORIAN ANGLERS
For those of you who missed the announcement with Paul and David on the 3AW Fishing Show last Friday night, the Victorian government announced the deployment of 12 new artificial reefs in Victorian waters.
One offshore reef, anticipated to be similar to the one pictured above which was installed off Sydney a few months ago, will be placed in around 30m of water off Torquay. The off-shore project will cost $1m from licence revenue and will take 2 years to complete.
To view footage of the Sydney Offshore Reefs follow this link:
Three new reefs will also be installed in Port Phillip Bay for land based anglers. Reefs will be placed within casting distance from Frankston, Altona and Port Arlington piers and watch the land based Snapper action kick up a few notches then!
Additionally, eight more reefs will be installed in Victorian bays and inlets and a consultation process will commence soon to determine where they will be located.
All good news and great use of our licence money!
Customer James Markulis fished the Western Entrance in about 12 metres of water during the week. Using fresh Yakka head, he landed a very nice Gummy Shark on the run in tide.
We got a great report via our reports hotline from a good customer who fished Stockyard Point land based on Wednesday night in 35knt winds and still managed a gummy of 5kg, plenty of little School Sharks and an Elephant Fish. Best baits in this area are fresh yakka and trevally fillets.
Good customer Pete Ferguson fished the North Arm during the week and had good success finishing with a mixed bag of 15 good Whiting, 5 nice pinkies and heaps of yakkaS which in turn were used for bait. Pete fished in 14 meters of water.
Good friend of the shop, Pete Collins fished the Middle Spit on Sunday in 8 meters of water and finished with a good bag of King George Whiting and Silver Trevally. The biggest Whiting for the day was 41cm and he used pipi and pilchard as bait.
PORT PHILLIP BAY:
Good numbers of Garfish to 36cm being taken from Portsea pier. Best methods have been berlying with a fine berley mix and then using silverfish under a float. A few anglers chasing the gars have been surprised with screaming runs from Silver Trevally and small salmon taking the small baits.
Staff member David Kramer had a quick fish on Sunday morning in the moorings between Sorrento and Portsea. The whiting are in great numbers along the shore in 3 to 4m of water and have been great on the run out tide in full flow. David found whiting worm the best bait and whiting snatchers the best rig.
The Blairgowrie jetty is on fire at the moment for calamari at night, and Yakkas during the day. There is a massive school of Yakkas holding around the jetty, so if you’re after some live bait for Kings in The Rip, the Blaigowrie jetty is the place to go. At night, there has been up to 30 anglers at any given time getting into the calamari that frequent the area this time of year. Regular customer Lou Nanfra has been using the orange and pink color IKA jigs over the past week and landed some good bags of squid.
Trevor Hogan reports skipper Matt Boulton of Reeltime Fishing Charters bagged out on Saturday morning with 8 people on board, it took less than 2hrs, there were some corker Snapper amongst them as well. He was fishing out wide in 21 metres of water where the water temperature was cooler.
Good numbers of King George Whiting and Squid have been reported this week by several customers both land based and from a boat out from Mt Martha. Even the guys fishing from a boat are targeting the shallow areas in close to shore and picking up good fish using pipi and squid as baits. The squid are being caught on natural coloured jigs in the early morning.
For those of you keen on having a bit of fun with soft plastics, try the Black Rock area as we’ve heard a couple of reports of Snapper to 2 and 3kg that are hitting Squidgy PillyFlickbaits and Gulp Jigging Grubs in Nuclear Chicken.
Staff member Luke McCredden escaped the windy conditions of the bay and headed up to Noojee where he managed some nice Brown Trout fishing the streams. Luke reports that the 50mm Yo-Zuri Pins Minnow was the most effective lure of the day.
OUT OF TOWN:
Our good friend Damian Shaw from Wilson reported in during the week with his brother in law who fished 90 mile beach near Lakes Entrance on Monday. He landed this ripper Salmon which took a whole pilchard on a paternoster rig and fought VERY hard to the end!
For those of you heading down that way for the long weekend, the Gippy lakes area has been fishing well with the Tambo, Paynesville jetty and Metung boardwalk the hotspots for bream at the moment. Peeled prawn or live worm has been the best bait.
Peter Pearce went on a trip with a few mates last week to South Australia. They launched their boat from Cowell on the Eyre Peninsula and headed out about 27 km into the Spencer Gulf. While conditions were pretty rough, the guys managed to land some quality Snapper. They report pilchard as being the best bait.
WEATHER FOR MELBOURNE:
*Weather report courtesy of www.seabreeze.com.au
Remember; always check the current local weather forecast before heading out on the water.
PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: IFISH BUCKETS
Now we've got the fishing bucket to match the shirt! Yes yes, we know we are trend setters and now moving into the fashion accessory business. Just as women have their Gucci handbag to match their dress, Jarrod has his bucket to match his t-shirt. Limited stock, available in store now!
3AW FISHING SHOW - FRIDAY NIGHTS AT 7.00PM
The boys have been rested this week due to a live broadcast of the Essendon v Sydney NAB Cup match. The Fishing Show returns on Friday week so for all the best reports, fishing news and tips for the weekend, join the boys on 3AW 693 AM next week or listen via the internet at www.3aw.com.au/fishing or download the new 3AW iPhone app to listen or record the show. The show is also podcast now and is available from the 3AW website or itunes. And if you have a question, a report or just want to have a chat to the boys, ring them on 9690 0693 or 131332.
A hard-boiled egg will spin. An uncooked or soft-boiled egg will not.
Good luck with your fishing and stay safe on the water,
Paul, Cristy, Jet, Mitch, Scott, Adam, Jarrod, Luke, David, Neil, Gary, Travis, Chelsey, Dani, Hans, John, Mark, Dave, &Jaymie.
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