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Terrific tuna action continues
Mark Gercovich | June 2016

Nick Murrell with a solid inshore tuna definitely over the 20kg mark.

It’s June and once again the winter is upon us, however, the fishing can still be hot if you can make the most of any breaks in the weather.
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Some gummy shark goodness
Daniel Kent | June 2016

Gummy sharks are biting off Cape Otway in 35-40m of water.

The tuna have arrived with plenty of reports of fish being caught and sighted south of Apollo Bay. There are large baitfish schools stretched right along this coastline from just offshore to 40km south of Cape Otway, which are keeping the tuna in this area.
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Just one of the very nice makos caught around the Cape Nelson lighthouse area. This fish went just under 100kg.

The time of year when we turn our attention to tuna and albacore around Portland southwest has arrived. The albacore have been in good numbers in the last month ranging from footy size up to nearly 20kg. Most fish have come from the Horseshoe area.
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Prepare yourself for a fantastic tuna run!
Mark Gercovich | May 2016

Finn Radley with a Hopkins River mulloway.

The time of year when we turn our attention to tuna and albacore around Portland southwest has arrived. The albacore have been in good numbers in the last month ranging from footy size up to nearly 20kg. Most fish have come from the Horseshoe area.
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Trout fire up in local rivers
Daniel Kent | May 2016

Jarvis Kent has been out catching trout with his dad in the Barham River at Apollo Bay.

There has been a noticeable change in weather patterns this month, with offshore westerly wind systems dominating the coast, which makes for better boating conditions. This month should see the winter systems kick into gear and hopefully create favourable conditions for chasing offshore species such as bluefin tuna.
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Kingfish banging about in the Bay
Nigel Fisher | April 2016

A very nice catch of King George whiting and pinkies. We should see good numbers of these species this month.

Portland has really turned it on this summer from kingfish beyond 15kg to tuna in the 10-30kg range. Australia Day right through to March has seen some of the best kingfish in quite some time, even the land-based anglers on the breakwater have had a crack at these great fish.
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Deep tasty feeds
Mark Gercovich | April 2016

Lewis Holland with a 60kg Southern bluefin caught while targeting broadbill.

April is usually the month that the southern bluefin frenzy kicks into gear. However, this year the SBT have been a consistent (and consistently fussy), target over the past couple of months. The kingfish, that have been around with them as well, usually vacate the area by April, but there is plenty of other offshore action on offer.
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Attention turns to kingfish
Daniel Kent | April 2016

Schools of kingfish have been holding on the Bumbry Reef, which is only a short trip from the boat ramp.

The fishing news around town is all about one species: yellowtail kingfish.
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Portland is the place for kingfish. Jack holds up a nice pair of kings at 13kg each.

What a month we’ve had in Portland, with the mighty kingfish appearing, and many anglers achieving results, from 5-6kg fish to monsters close to 20kg, which has made this one of the best seasons in years. Others have been spooled or snapped off, and with some of the gear being used catches may get even bigger.
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