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High tide is marked in bold
Tues 14 2.09am 7.57am 2.28pm 8.16pm
1.50m 0.47m 1.47m 0.41m
Wed 15 2.53am 8.43am 3.16pm 9.00pm
1.53m 0.39m 1.53m 0.42m
Thurs 16 3.30am 9.23am 4.00pm 9.38pm
1.54m 0.34m 1.56m 0.43m
Fri 17 4.03am 10.00am 4.37pm 10.14pm
1.54m 0.30m 1.57m 0.46m
Sat 18 4.34am 10.35am 5.11pm 10.47pm
1.49m 0.29m 1.56m 0.49m
Sun 19 5.04am 11.08am 5.44pm 11.22pm
1.49m 0.29m 1.53m 0.53m
Mon 20 5.36am 11.42am 6.17pm 11.57pm
1.46m 0.31m 1.49m 0.57m
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Around the Bay
SAN Remo was a very busy place over the long
weekend with plenty of people around for the activi-
ties that were on.
There was good support for the fishing competi-
tion we were running and some quality fish were
Lots of people picked up a bargain at our sale on
Sunday and wandered over to the fishing festival to
take part in those activities also.
Apart from the windy storm that blew through on
Sunday morning the weekend was perfect for fish-
ing, especially offshore and with the fish playing their
part it was like the preverbal Bourke Street offshore
on Monday morning.
From all reports the western entrance was just as
busy on Friday and Saturday with plenty trawling
around looking for the schools of Bluefin that have
been sighted in the past few weeks.
The problem was with so many boats everything
we were told about was found down near the bottom
and very difficult to catch.
We were told of a few on Thursday and early Friday
and the commercial boats are telling me they are still
seeing schools of them along the coast.
There was one caught on Monday off Cape Pat-
erson and somebody spearfishing on Saturday off
Cape Woolamai also.
From the rumour mill, there were several bonito
caught off Cape Schanck late last week and a small
Black marlin hook that was lost.
I don’t disbelieve anything anymore. This time last
year if I, like most, was told that they would catch
barrels in August and school fish in February within
a couple of kilometres of the coast of the island, they
would have been told it was just wishful thinking and
don’t waste too much time trying.
How wrong would that advice been so when cus-
tomers asked me over the long weekend is it worth
putting out the marlin lures my answer was, any-
thing is possible.
While I don’t think we have a huge marlin fishery
if we continue to have the schools of pilchards and
other bait fish show up we will get fish like Bluefin
and if schools of bonito were to show up then any-
thing is possible as black Marlin don’t mind the odd
bonito or two.
There were several eskies of flathead caught off-
shore over the weekend and with such good condi-
tions some of the smaller boats were able to give it
a go as well.
The flathead reports were from both in close 25m
and out a bit wider around 45m. For most of the
reports the size of flathead was very respectable with
a few very close to the 1kg mark and most threw
everything back under the 30cm because there was
plenty around but still managed a good bag of fish.
The best of the reports came from the eastern side
of the entrance and we only had a couple from the
There was some quality gummies caught as well
from further down towards the windmills the best
Only a couple of Makos that we were told about,
but with no wind Saturday it was very difficult to do
any sort of decent drift - conditions just too good.
The couta seem to have thinned out a little and we
didn’t have quite as many complaints as we have had
over recent weeks.
In closer and 20m to 25m of water there were good
numbers and size of silver whiting and from those
who fish in very close some very bid sweep.
Finally after a couple of very ordinary weeks we
saw some good numbers of calamari again from
both the land and the boats.
Although the jetty at San Remo produced some
very good size ones you needed to be out of bed early
to get the better numbers.
Again, this week there was some good reports of
calamari from the Rhyll jetty and not just the smaller
size ones but some very good size.
The beaches were patchy both at Woolamai and
Ventnor but at times produced some quality and it
was from both those who use baited jigs under floats
and those who cast and retrieve artificial jigs.
The boating and kayak anglers didn’t have too
many problems finding enough for bait and a feed
and same as the beach both methods worked.
Whiting had slowed slightly from a couple of weeks
ago, but still some very good numbers and quality
with several around the 500 gram ones weighed for
the comp over the weekend.
It was a bit patchy in that you either found your
bag in the one spot and was as simple as drop down
and wind in a fish or you had to make several stops
to get a good bag.
It didn’t seem to have a lot to do with where or
when from the reports and at times was simply as
simple as 100m off the mark.
The more popular spots were Cleeland Bight and
Dickies Bay but several good whiting came from
some of the not so popular Boys Home Channel,
around the top light in Newhaven, the bank off Rhyll
back towards Newhaven and even a few off the shal-
low end of the corals.
Pinkies are either on or forget trying with each day
or half day changing from what we were told during
the week. Customers were saying they would go out
and get plenty or not even see them and this was the
same comments from several people.
Then the next day or afternoon it was totally the
opposite and very difficult to work out. We did see
some very good quality with a couple even up around
the 5kg mark but for the most they were around the
1kg or smaller.
Where was also difficult to work out with one cus-
tomer saying they cleaned up in the deep channel
along French Island then the next saying it was the
shallows of The Corals which you might understand
if it was a day or so apart but this report’s from same
day, same tide.
I know this sounds confusing but that’s exactly
how the pinkies were and impossible to work out.
One thing almost all the fish we saw had in common
was you would almost put money on them being a
second run because they looked like new fish.
Some of the quality gummies that were weighed over the weekend.
By Craig Edmonds of Jim’s
Bait and Tackle, San Remo
MX Nationals roaring
into Wonthaggi soon
ANTICIPATION is growing for the open-
ing round of the 2017 Motul MX Nation-
als at the Wonthaggi Motocross Track on
Sunday, April 2.
The MX Nationals Series was officially
launched recently, revealing some of its
biggest plans for this year’s race season.
It was confirmed that Motul will main-
tain its strong partnership with the
championship as the official title spon-
sor, while Thor, Yamaha Motor Australia,
Yamaha Motor Finance and Yamaha Mo -
torcycle Insurance will once again return
as round presenting partners in 2017.
In addition, there was confirmation
that all major class sponsorships have
been renewed for 2017, with the Thor
MX1, Motul MX2 and Pirelli MXD class-
es all set to headline this year’s series.
One of the biggest announcements
to come out of the launch was that
the Motul MX Nationals will conduct a
ground-breaking virtual series this sea-
son, which will for the very first time en-
able fans to race the exact same tracks
online week by week, as part of the offi-
cial Motul MX Nationals computer game.
Motul MX Nationals promoter Kevin
Williams said this year’s championship
is shaping up nicely.
“It’s fantastic to unveil some of the
things we have been working on since
August last year – everything is coming
together, and we are all very excited to be
back at Wonthaggi after a bit of a hiatus, ”
“ One very exciting aspect of this season
we’ve been piecing together is the virtual
series which is going to provide an all
new experience for our fans.
“ The tracks will all be digitally created
to match the exact locations we are vis-
iting, allowing our fans to play along at
home, and race the same circuits that
our pros do, online and free.”
As well as the renewal of major spon-
sors and an all-new Motul MX Nationals
virtual series, in 2017 the championship
has also confirmed a partnership with
well-known organisation beyondblue,
which will help raise important aware-
ness for mental health within sport.
Williams also confirmed that NRGTV
will once again be broadcasting every
round of the Motul MX Nationals live on-
line, with a fresh new-look ‘MX Live’ .
“ There have been some significant
improvements to live streaming tech-
nology in the past six months which we
are planning on incorporating into this
year’s coverage of the championship, ” he
Round 1 of the 2017 Motul MX Nation-
als is set to take place at Wonthaggi on
Sunday, April 2.
For more information on the Motul MX
Nationals, head to www.mxnationals.
The Honda Racing team checked out the Wonthaggi Motocross Track recently
ahead of the opening round of the 2017 Motul MX Nationals.
ROUND 2: Women: Dairylea Dunkers
24 (K Hansch 12) def Tri-Hards 23 (M
Blackwood 12), Spirits 38 (K Moriarty
11) def Fire Lizards 7 (T Twite, M Lancey,
J Nettle 2 each), Fat Heads 22 (T Mayo 8)
def Tulips 8 (T Wilson 4).
B Men: Clippers 40 (D Diehl 16) def
Dilligafs 38 (N Peacock, T Derrick 9
each), Fairy Princesses 35 (Z Soutar 16)
def PDAH (Justin Brown 10).
A Men: Poowong Pub Drinkers 73 (J
McNally 34) def Eyeball Express 39 (B
Clark 18), Celtics 34 (R Parker 10) def
King Brown 16 (J Peacock 10).
Under 15 Boys: Lakers 29 (N Peacock
21) def Sharks 24 (C Whelan 9), Knicks
31 (L Haverkamp 19) def Bulls 30 (B
Murphy 12), Kings Bye.
Under 13 Mixed: Magic 13 (S Rumbold
5) def Kings 9 (K Turton, L Christensen 3
each), Hornets 11 (L Mandemaker 6) def
All Stars 6 (C Foote 3), Heat Bye.
Under 12 Boys: Knicks 24 (B Stephens
11) def Tigers 19 (B Lyon 10), Flames 25
(R Nettle 9) def Magic 15 (J Hall 10), Hor-
nets 20 (J Blackwood 10) def Stars 8 (H
Round Three: Women: Dairylea Dunk-
ers 27 (A Drew 8) def Fire Lizards 9 (M
Olsen 6), Spirits 23 (J Henshall 8) def
Tulips 6 (T Wilson 4), Fatheads 24 (C
Collis 8) def Tri Hards 21 (M Blackwood
B Men: Clippers 45 (L Haverkamp 12)
def PDAH 20 (Justin Brown 10), Dilli-
gaf ’s 25 (T Derrick 7) def Fairy Princess-
es 19 (Z Soutar 8).
A Men: Eyeball Express 61 (B Clark
28) def Cletics 46 (P Bills 21), Poowong
Pub Drinkers 52 (J McNally 27) def King
Brown 22 (J Metherall 8).
Under 15 Boys: Bulls 48 (D Achterden-
bosch, B Murphy 18 each) def Lakers (N
Peacock 10), Kings 36 (Z Gray 18) def
Sharks 33 (C Whelan 12), Knicks bye.
Under 13 Mixed: All Stars 19 (B Mon-
son 6) def Kings 6 (L Christensen 4), Hor-
nets 20 (L Mandemaker, T Blackwood 10
each) def Heat 8 (C Allen 7), Magic bye.
Under 12 Boys: Stars 20 (H Bott 10)
def Flames 17 (R Nettle 10), Knicks 15
(M Williames 6) def Hornets 13 (A Burke
5), Magic 21 (B Achterdenbosch 10) def
Tigers 16 (B Lyon 6).
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