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Pelagics pound the coast
Mark Gercovich | March 2016

Dan Mackerel and Steve Parker recently experienced some awesome offshore stickbaiting action.

The Shipwreck Coast Fishing Classic is held annually in March. The competition is fished in local estuary, surf and offshore waters between Port Campbell and Yambuk from 12-20 March. Keep these dates in mind if you’re thinking of making a trip down, as there will be plenty of prizes for both junior and senior anglers. If the fishing continues with the excellence of late, the competition should be a ripper.
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Small mako sharks like this one caught by Sam Parker keep anglers busy.

Every autumn blows me away with how well the area fishes. Species such as gummy shark, school shark, yellowtail kingfish and southern bluefin tuna have made massive comebacks from previous years. These fish were once myths and whispers, but are now staple fare.
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Portland – the place to be
Nigel Fisher | February 2016

This cracking snapper was caught a while ago off the Lee Breakwater and tipped the scales at a whopping 11kg.

What a start to the year! With great weather over the Christmas and holiday period here in Portland, we’ve had a big influx of tourist and boaties over the past month.
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Mako-ing it rain down south
Mark Gercovich | February 2016

Antony Lubjic with a whopping 104kg mako shark taken recently off Warrnambool.

February is the peak time for many summer species, in particular the larger game fish like mako sharks and yellowtail kingfish. The fact that some good specimens have already shown up in early summer is hopefully a sign of some excellent angling once the warm calm February days arrive.
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Shark fishing causes hurly-berley in the bay!
Daniel Kent | February 2016

The reef edges around Cape Otway have been worth a look in the search for gummy and school sharks.

Recent weeks give a good indication of a great month of fishing in Apollo Bay. Anglers fishing the back of the golf course, Marengo and the Waterfall reefs have caught good numbers of whiting up to 48cm on pipis. Use berley made from bread, pellets and tuna oil to get the whiting fired up and this mix will keep them around your boat for a longer period of time.
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Sharks – the new Portland tuna
Nigel Fisher | December 2015

The Lee breakwater will get busier as the summer goes on, as anglers try to catch the big snapper!

Things are certainly heating up in Portland and there’s no better season to come and spend some time in our hometown. As most people are aware, we’ve just had one of the biggest tuna seasons with tuna exceeding the 100kg mark. These fabulous fish have really put Portland and other areas around the southwest on the international map as the word spread like wild fire.
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Barrel bedlam rages on into summer
Mark Gercovich | December 2015

Anthony Ljubic and the 127.7kg tuna he caught with Lucas Wilson off Warrnambool recently.

All the attention recently has been on the amazing run of big barrel-sized southern bluefin taken recently right along the western coast of Victoria.
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Calamari Christmas joy!
Daniel Kent | December 2015

Squid fishing in the harbour at Apollo Bay hits its peak during the summer months.

As the year’s end approaches and summer officially kicks into action it’s time to charge up the boat batteries and get back out on the water.
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Mulloway miracle to continue this year
Mark Gercovich | November 2015

Hopefully November will be the start of a good mulloway season.

With the recent unprecedented late run of massive bluefin tuna on the South West coast this season, who knows what else lies around the corner for this November.
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Perfect month to trick some trout
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Quality bream in dry conditions
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School tuna still out
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From trout to tuna
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Tuna are having a ball
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Tuna is the word
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West coast wonders
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Bluefin tuna are still the rage
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