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Courtesy of -- WESTAWAY FORD, LEONGATHA
High tide is marked in bold
Tues 7 1.26am 7.54am 1.58pm 9.16pm
0.61m 1.42m 0.25m 1.39m
Wed 8 2.19am 8.50am 2.55pm 10.29pm
0.69m 1.36m 0.28m 1.38m
Thurs 9 3.25am 10.00am 4.07pm 11.39pm
0.75m 1.32m 0.31m 1.41m
Fri 10 4.45am 11.19am 5.28pm
0.76m 1.31m 0.31m
Sat 11 12.45am 6.07am 12.33pm 6.39pm
1.46m 0.71m 1.34m 0.29m
Sun 12 1.44am 7.17am 1.38pm 7.39pm
1.52m 0.61m 1.39m 0.27m
Mon 13 2.36am 8.16am 2.35pm 8.31pm
1.58m 0.51m 1.45m 0.27m
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This Saturday is the San Remo
Channel Challenge and if you are go -
ing fishing and want to pick up some
supplies you will need to do so early
before they shut the road.
The road into San Remo is gener-
ally closed between about 10am and
2pm, you won’t be able to drive down
to the shop and when you can later in
the day parking can be difficult.
Your other choice is to launch your
boat and pull up at the San Remo
floating pontoon and walk up to the
shop to pick up what you need.
The weekend after is the San Remo
fishing competition which we have
had a lot of interest for and plenty of
people have picked up entry forms.
To answer a couple of questions
that have been asked, it is open to
all anglers, land or boat.
Yes, you can win more than one cat-
egory, all the prizes are for heaviest
fish in each category and everybody
that enters is eligible for the $1500
Tuna Charter lucky entry prize.
Drop into the shop if you need
more information or to pick up an
We have now had a delivery of rated
Dee shackles for your trailer after get-
ting clarification from road safety and
how to understand the regulations.
If you are not sure, drop into the
shop and I will explain it as it has
been explained to us and we can
clear up the confusion between lift-
ing and breaking strain rating.
As I have said before, it makes lit-
tle sense to need rated Dee shackles
when you can use welded galvanised
non-rated chain and connections
to the trailer are even weaker, but I
guess smarter people than me write
Bit of a mixed bag this week with
it starting very slow and very few
people around but improving as the
week went on into the weekend.
There is still the odd land-based
angler around with most locals now
and visitors back at work.
The calamari reports have been
very ordinary for the last two weeks
or so with only the odd one being
caught despite there being some good
tides at the right time of the day.
The reports improved over the week-
end and we started to see more caught
from the jetties and the beaches.
It’s still not as good as it was a
month ago, but hopefully it’s on the
Very early morning was a bit better
than late evening and there was even
a couple from during the night, espe-
cially from San Remo jetty.
We had the odd report from every
jetty around the island and both
Ventnor and Cleeland Bight beaches.
Although several were caught it
was more people catching one or two
each, rather than one or two people
catching several each and plenty that
didn’t see one at all.
Not a lot different from the boats
or kayaks with the kayaks having
slightly more success. Around Vent-
nor and Cleeland Bight were the
best with a few from Reef Island and
some good reports from those fish-
ing both sides of Tortoise Head.
Several reports have also come
from those fishing offshore catching
calamari up to 4 or 5kms out to sea.
When the weather permitted, off-
shore has been the place to be with
plenty of variety and plenty of fish to
take home for the table.
There are some very big schools,
mostly of salmon swimming around
and when you spend some time fol-
lowing them you will also notice the
odd kingfish swimming with them.
Some of the salmon are big and
we have had them reported to al-
most 3kg but they’re not the easiest
It is worth persevering with differ-
ent lures, especially if you are going
to use some lighter gear because
pound for pound they are a very
good fighting fish.
As for the kings with them, good
luck as many have tried all sorts
of things and been unsuccessful in
coaxing any of them onto a hook.
The divers are still seeing plenty
but no one has been telling me of
one caught on a rod and reel.
The flathead reports have been
excellent and the reports have been
very similar to each other.
When you hook a flathead, you will
have a tug of war with a squid to get
it back to the boat, but before you
hook a flathead you need to get a
bait past the couta.
The couta are very thick, can be
very frustrating and if you are head-
ing out for a flathead drift I suggest
you make up plenty of rigs to take
There are plenty of slimmeys still
and with all this food around there
are plenty of larger predators.
Makos, Threshers, Bronze Whal-
ers and Blue Sharks were all report-
ed with one customer fishing out of
the western entrance telling us he
had about an 8’ white around the
boat for 10 minutes or so.
Most of the Makos reported this
week came from west of Cape Woola-
mai while other sharks including a
couple of gummies over 10kg from
east of the cape, but either east or
west the majority were caught from
40m to 50m of water.
Finally, after two very quiet weeks
whiting started to appear in num-
bers again, but you needed to be out
of bed very early because the best
fishing was before breakfast.
Those who reported good num-
bers were on the water before the
sun was up and heading home just
The best spot was in Cleeland
Bight for the very early fisherman.
We did get other reports from
around the bay from those fishing
the tide changes, but the numbers
were far less.
The best of the other areas was
around Tortoise Head with Ventnor,
Rhyll and Dickies Bay producing
whiting at some stage.
Grantville rifle club
GRANTVILLE Rifle Range results from Satur-
day, January 21 at 400 yards.
Target rifle: T Donaldson 147.15, G Walton
F Class Standard Rifle: J Eland 177.18,
L Neal 175.11, P Marum 173.8, J O’Rourke
172.11, G Doig 167.8, T Jury 167.7, K Eland
167.6, B Egan 160.5, K Armstrong 158.3, R
Results of South Gippsland Field and
Game Simulated Clay Target Shoot on Sun-
day February 5.
On a hot and humid day, 71 shooters en-
joyed a 75 Tgts Sim Grd event.
The high gun for the day was veteran
shooter G.Hart with a score of 64.
The other place getters were:
AA: S.Passarin 62, A McDonald 62, S .White
A: B.Morrison 61, S .Dunn 60, P.Knox 58.
B: J.Heyne 60, B.Fisher 60, K .Hart 59.
C: D.Rodrigues 56, L.Verdon 55. M .Heyne
Vets: G.Hart 64, J.Jennison 49, J.Robbins 47
Ladies: B.Hart 43, K .Stybosh 41, D.Woods
Juniors: H.Hamilton 56, A . McKenzie 55,
The next shoot will be a 75 Tgts Sim Grd
event on Sunday March 5 starting at 11 am
at the ground situated at 940 Leongatha-Yar-
ragon Rd, Hallston.
If you are interested in trying simulated
clay target shooting just come along, you will
be made most welcome.
South Gippsland Field and Game will be
holding Waterfowl Identification Tests at
the Leongatha RSL on Tuesday February 21
which is the pre -test information night and
Tuesday January 27 which is the night of the
Bookings are essential with Geoff Cooper
on 0408 623 738, as most participants have
dinner in the bistro before the tutorial.
South Gippsland Field and Game
South Gippsland Field and Game ladies winner Beatrice Hart, high gun and winner of
veterans Gordon Hart and third in B Grade Kenneth Hart.
JR with his second mako shark of the season.
Around the Bay
By Craig Edmonds of Jim’s Bait and Tackle, San Remo
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