River jewels and returning kings
Mark Gercovich | December 2014

Corey McLaren with a lovely 5.5kg mulloway taken from the Hopkins River.

Late November and into December is probably my favourite time to fish the Hopkins River, the mouth is usually open, allowing for a little tidal influence, water quality is generally good and the crowds of summer haven’t hit yet.
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Sink your teeth into toothy options
Daniel Kent | December 2014

Sharks have been frequenting the reef edges in 40m of water off Cape Otway.

There are only a few weeks to go and another year slips by, so you better get out fishing before it’s too late!
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Portland fishing starting to fire
Nigel Fisher | November 2014

The snapper at Portland breakwater is heating up with fish of 3-5kg on offer.

It's that time of year again when the weather is improving and the water starts to warm up again, which brings some great fishing into Portland.
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Jump in and go cray-zy
Daniel Kent | November 2014

Cray season opens in mid November and is a popular time for divers in the Apollo Bay area.

Snapper season is well underway with many boat anglers reporting quality fish from both Cape Patton and Otway.
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Big bluefin bonus
Mark Gercovich | November 2014

John Aqulina’s photo of Ken Hinze with his magnificent 100kg southern bluefin tuna.

It was late March, 2006 when Ken Hinze and Cameron Order caught a 70kg tuna, which is recognised as signalling the rebirth of the south west SBT fishery.
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Portland promises good weather
Nigel Fisher | October 2014

Paul with a nice healthy snapper caught off Lee Breakwater.

The fishing in Portland has been a little slow of late, but most of that is due to the weather, which has made it hard to get out.
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Snapper, sharks and squid in season.
Mark Gercovich | October 2014

Gummy sharks are a popular target during October and this one was taken offshore.

Although it can take until well after October to shake off the winter doldrums some seasons, and summer can still seem an eternity away, that isn’t always the case.
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Whitebait run kick-starts trout
Daniel Kent | October 2014

The estuary systems of rivers such as the Aire and Barham rivers are producing regular catches of brown trout.

Trout season got off to a good start in September and continues to keep the freshwater anglers happy with brown trout being taken from the smaller streams such as Skenes, Smythes and Grey rivers.
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Plenty after the tuna
Nigel Fisher | September 2014

Jack Hose doing what he loved every chance he got.

September has certainly come around fast and after such a great tuna season in Portland we can now concentrate on what other fish are in our area. The weather should start to turn again and we will see some warmer conditions. This will be a nice change after a pretty cold winter and some big storms that created 50 knot winds and 10m swells.
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Bluefin stayed and played
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Roll out the barrels
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End at nigh but on a high
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Fortune favours the brave
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Portland in tuna frenzy
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Bluefin, browns, and bream
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Bang on for bait
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Barrels turn up big time
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Slow start to tuna season
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Tuna and trout trumps up
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Winds back off
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