tuna at Port Fairy
September 24, 2017

Our Tuna Season 2017

The bluefin tuna season 2017 is as good as over, and we didn’t get to make the most of it. Between working more weekends, having higher boat loan repayments so our fuel budget is tight, the wind and weather being really squally throughout August, and then our boat having to go back to Sailfish HQ for repairs … we didn’t get to fish as much as we wanted. Here are some highlights, though: Multiple hook-ups: Port Fairy in June Hooking but losing a barrel: Bring on tuna season in 2018!...

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Tomikin

Tomikin

After fishing the Canberra Yellowfin Competition in May 2017 from Bermagui, we then retired to The Moorings at Tomikin for the rest of the week. We had previously fished out of Bateman’s Bay, but...


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Sailfish S8 Layout

Sailfish S8 Layout

We have now had out Sailfish S8 for four months, and we have done over 100 hours on the engines, so we have had time to work out a few things. We have made...


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Cuzzy bros Sailfish S8

Sailfish S8

There hasn’t been much fishing for a couple of months until recently. This is because I sold the Quintrex Trident 610, and commission a Sailfish S8 catamaran. I picked it up in the middle...


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humpback whale

Whales, Dolphins and Seals

Our last trip to Portland, at the end of the bluefin tuna season, was not profitable. But of all the boats that were out, I think only two boats caught anything. So it’s clearly...


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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay

We are trying a lot of new spots this season, particularly chasing blue fin tuna. A couple of weeks ago, we tried Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road for the first time. It...


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