Mt Martha really rocks
Mitch Chapman | June 2017

Squid guru Cam Chapman with a solid squid caught on the Yamashita Live Search Jigs.

Located along the Mornington Peninsula is a favourite little hidey-hole of mine. What makes the rock platforms along Mt Martha so special is that you can fish them any time of the year and always expect to have a good crack at catching a few calamari. It has easy access and is a short drive from Melbourne, and an even shorter drive from Cranbourne.
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Hazelwood Pondage worth pondering about
Mitch Chapman | May 2017

Will Thompson in Traralgon with one of eight fish caught over a couple hours after work rolling plastics.

After years of talk, speculation, and wondering, it was done. Victoria got its first-ever barra sports fishery. The iconic sportfish known for being in waterways a little bit north of Melbourne can now be targeted and caught only a short one hour drive from Cranbourne.
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Bring the kids along to Karkarook Park
Mitch Chapman | April 2017

Trout are stocked into Karkarook Park a couple times a year for anglers.

Located on the corner of Warrigul Road and Fairchild Street right in the middle of Moorabbin lies Karkarook Park, a wetlands area that is stocked with excellent numbers of trout and holds healthy populations of redfin. This lake is the perfect place to get the kids started and hooked on fishing.
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Glenelg River ghost hunting
Mitch Chapman | March 2017

Dane Handreck with a big bucket mouth estuary perch, caught on a surface lure in the snags.

Only 45 minutes from Portland and five hours from Melbourne in the small peaceful town of Nelson lies the famous and almighty Glenelg River. People travel from all around the country in search of bream and estuary perch, but what really gets the hairs standing on the back of anglers’ necks is the ‘ghost of the estuary’ – the elusive mulloway.
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Mitchell River Bairnsdale is a bream home base
Mitch Chapman | February 2017

A pigeon pair of bream caught on Lucky Craft Bevy Shad 50FCs fishing the snags.

Just three hours from Melbourne and only a short drive from the centre of Lakes Entrance is one of the most iconic bream fisheries in the state – the Mitchell River. It’s home to some of the best bream fishing in the country and countless people, fishing clubs and competitions are held here all year round.
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Port Phillip Bay Carrum
Mitch Chapman | December 2016

Snapper guru Matt Witherden with a typical Port Phillip Bay red caught off Carrum on a pilchard.

Carrum Boat Ramp is located on the banks of the mighty Patterson River. What makes it appealing to most snapper fishos are the facilities it has on offer; with bait, food, drinks and petrol all readily available.
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Beautiful Barrington River bass
Toby Grundy | December 2016

I first heard about the Barrington River from my brother-in-law, a dairy farmer who lives just outside the town of Gloucester, an hour from Newcastle. We were talking about his farm and I asked what kind of fish lived in the local rivers. He said there were mullet, herring and perch. When I pressed him, he explained that locals call them perch but most others call them bass.
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Perfect Patterson River system
Mitch Chapman | December 2016

The Patterson River system, or Carrum as it is better known as by every snapper fisher in Melbourne, is the gateway to Port Phillip Bay snapper fishing and its estuary system and lakes’ system out the back is one of the most reliable but very challenging bream fishery the state has to offer.
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Never get tired of Lake Tyers
Mitch Chapman | November 2016

Only 3.5 hours from Melbourne and a short five-minute drive from the centre of Lakes Entrance, lies the ever-popular Lake Tyers. The reason Lake Tyers is so popular is the amount of species that are available on offer, with the prized targets being bream and flathead.
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