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OVER the Easter weekend we will be
running a fishing competition with 100 per
cent of the entry fees donated to the Good
There will be categories for heaviest
Squid, Flathead, Salmon, Whiting, Gummy
and there will be categories for junior an-
glers only – Squid, Whiting and Flathead.
We have had some extremely generous
support from the local businesses and as
well as the category prizes we will have lots
vouchers you can win just for entering.
We will have regular lucky angler draws
over the weekend and a full list of the priz-
es and giveaways are available in store or
on our Facebook page.
You can fish every day or just one day,
from the land or boat.
We are hoping to get around 100 entries
to raise as much as possible for this very
Let all your friends and family know and
enter for a fun weekend.
More information and entry forms will
be available on our Facebook page, website
and in store, and you will be able to sign
up any time before the comp but you must
be entered before 12pm on Good Friday.
Enter early as the first 50 people go into
a special draw for a pair of Uglyfish sun-
There was some very good conditions
over the weekend which saw plenty of
boats out trolling around chasing the now
They have gone a bit shy but are not
necessarily gone altogether, as a few cus-
tomers told me they still sounded some
reasonable fish but couldn’t get them in-
terested at all.
The glassy conditions saw a few giving
the Kingfish a go and several were caught
but most were only small.
There were a couple of reasonable size
ones but no real reason why or where they
Many of the Kingfish reports we have re-
ceived lately were from those trolling small
skirted lures for Tuna and the kings were
more of an accidental catch.
The bigger ones came from those who
went to target them using live baits.
The best of the reports came from the
area between Pyramid Rock and the
George Kermode wreck with one we know
of from The Pinnacles.
Still plenty of bait offshore including
Slimmeys both big and small, Yakkas and
Couta with plenty of Arrow squid down
deep on the bottom.
We have had several reports about large
amounts of Krill again with Salmon boiling
up around the Krill but not really inter-
ested in taking lures.
Those chasing Flathead didn’t seem to
have too many problems finding a good
feed, although it was probably a bit hard-
er than the last couple of weeks and you
needed to do a bit more work and go back
over a patch when you found them.
Courtesy of -- WESTAWAY FORD, LEONGATHA
High tide is marked in bold
Tues 28 12.38am 6.14am 12.59pm 6.40pm
1.38m 0.63m 1.36m 0.54m
Wed 29 1.30am 7.12am 1.58pm 7.39pm
1.45m 0.50m 1.49m 0.50m
Thurs 30 2.17am 8.00am 2.50pm 8.29pm
1.51m 0.37m 1.61m 0.48m
Fri 31 3.00am 8.47am 3.38pm 9.15pm
1.56m 0.27m 1.69m 0.46m
Sat 1 3.43am 9.32am 4.25pm 10.00pm
1.59m 0.19m 1.73m 0.47m
Sun 2 3.23am 9.18am 4.11pm 9.44pm
1.59m 0.15m 1.72m 0.48m
Mon 3 4.04am 10.04am 4.58pm 10.28pm
1.57m 0.15m 1.68m 0.51m
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FORD TERRITORY TX
THERE was a mixture of conditions for Ve-
nus Bay Angling Club’s Labour Day weekend
Saturday was lovely both on the beach and
out in the boat on Anderson Inlet; on Sunday
there was four seasons in one day and Mon-
day was lovely again.
There was a variety of fish weighed in dur-
ing the weekend.
1st: Paul De Hamer with an Australian
Salmon 980 grams for 490 points.
2nd: Michael De Hamer with a Whiting 260
grams for 390 points.
3rd: Phil Nebel with a Pinky 680 grams for
Juniors: 1st: Blake with a Pinky 680 grams
for 340 points.
Well done to Blake with his first entry in a
comp. Hopefully, it’s the first of many suc-
cessful fishing weekends for Blake!
RESULTS from Round 4: APL
Aces 10 def The Cally Crew 5,
Austral Warriors 9 def Purple Hel-
mets 6, Cally Devils 9 def Gypsies
6, Wonthaggi Club Blue 8 def Out-
kasts 7, Wonthaggi Club Tigers 13
def Purple Helmets Too 2 and Won-
thaggi Golf Club 9 def Wonthaggi
Workmens Club 6.
Ladder: APL Aces 22 16, Won-
thaggi Golf Club 18 16, Austral
Warriors 20 12, Wonthaggi Club
Blue -2 12, Purple Helmets 12 8,
Wonthaggi Club Tigers 10 8, Cally
Devils 0 8, Wonthaggi Workmens
Club -6 8, Outkasts -12 4, The
Cally Crew -14 4, Gypsies -20 0,
Purple Helmets Too -28 0.
NORTH/South on Wednesday, March
15, was won by Jean Barbour and
Greg Nicholson from Dina Drury and
visitor from USA Richard Moss. Third
were Deb Anglim and Jack Kuiper.
Shirley Stewart and Paul Waylen
were successful in East/West beating
Kaye Douglas and Yvonne Mears.
The Weavers, Shirley and Bob fin-
Monday, March 20, saw Jean Bar-
bour and Greg Nicholson blitzing the
Molly Downing and Roger Walker
were second while Miranda Sage and
Paul Waylen finished third.
East/West victors were Shirley
Stewart and John Farr, closely fol-
lowed by Kaye Douglas and Yvonne
Mears, not much ahead of Barbara
Moloney and Lorrie Read third.
The club plays duplicate bridge on
Monday and Wednesday at 12.30pm.
For a partner call the club mobile
0400 815 353.
Social bridge is played Thursday
at 2pm and no partner is needed for
Phillip Island Bridge Wonthaggi and
District Eight Ball
There have been some good Pinkies this
week offshore as well, which is maybe a
sign of them leaving the bay.
Whiting are being caught but working out
the right time has again been the problem
with those fishing the early morning doing
This week however with a bit of cloud
cover there has been several reports from
even the middle of the day.
On the very sunny bright days we didn’t
have a single report from during the day
and any reports came from both ends as
the sun was just coming up or going down.
Cleeland Bight produced a few fish but
the best of the reports came from the top
end of the bay towards the Bass River and
We had a few reports from the other side
at Ventnor from our kayak customers and
the size of the whiting was slightly better
there as well.
There’s still several Pinkies although not
as many of the very small ones reported
and some quality as well over 40cm.
The Pinkie reports were random in where
they were caught and I would struggle to
point you to the exact place to find them.
The Corals were probably the only spot
consistent from the reports, but the trou-
ble was it was the smaller ones caught for
There was also hundreds of undersize
Gummies and Schoolies and the usual
If you are fishing in the bay make sure
that you have a light rod set up with a small
lure for Salmon sitting in the rod holder
because there have been some schools of
Salmon moving through the bay.
There have also been schools of Yakkas
and Slimmeys Mackerel that have been big
enough to take a small lure, 15g to 25g the
best from the reports.
There have been a lot of Slimmeys and
Yakkas from the jetties around the Island,
mostly in the evening.
With a sabiki rig you can get a bucket of
quality bait in a very short time, but just
remember there is a bag limit on these
Calamari continue to be frustrating be-
cause of their inconsistency from both
land and from the boats.
There doesn’t seem to be any logical
reason for it with plenty of possibilities,
the most popular is the number of preda-
tors, Couta and Pike mainly in the bay now
making the Calamari very timid.
There doesn’t appear to be a problem
with numbers because we are still getting
customers coming in giving us reports that
they bagged out.
I have had several reports from custom-
ers fishing on the Cowes side in boats and
those fishing the San Remo jetty seeing
huge schools of small Calamari travelling
past so I think like all fishing something
will set them off again and in no time, we
will be getting plenty of reports again.
Full weekend of fishing
Youngster Blake won the Venus Bay Angling Club Labour Day
weekend junior competition with a 680 gram Pinky for 340 points.
Paul De Hamer won the Venus Bay Angling Club Labour Day weekend
senior competition with a 980 gram Australian Salmon for 490 points.
Photographs taken by
whether they are published
or not, are available on
order from the
Korumburra and Wonthaggi
Around the Bay
By Craig Edmonds of Jim’s Bait and Tackle, San Remo
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