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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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Boat Catch

When I was at the Sydney Boat Show with the Sailfish guys, one of the biggest questions I was asked was if I could get the boat on and off the trailer by myself. Well, I can, and mostly because of the Boat Catch. The Sailfish S8 and Boat Catch are a match made in heaven. I have a wire attached to the latch on my Boat Catch, so I can undo it once I’ve started the motors. Then I can easily back the boat off the trailer. When I reverse the......

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Predator Lures

What got me into fishing in the first place? Why is it such a big part of my life? My father. He makes Predator Lures, and here’s a tour from him of his workshop and the lure making process for an Australian freshwater lure that has been around for over 30 years....

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Tomikin
May 27, 2017

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 we actually hadn’t heard of Tomikin before coming across the accommodation at The Moorings. We were somewhat delighted with what Tomikin had to offer, although we were too skeptical about the boat ramp at Tomikin itself. It was very shallow, and had a fair way up the river to go before getting to the ocean. The boat ramp......

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Sailfish S8 Layout
April 22, 2017

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 a couple of alterations to the Sailfish S8, and would only do a few things differently if we ordered the boat over again. This video runs through how we have set the Sailfish S8 up for how we fish, and generally how happy we are with the boat!...

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Cuzzy bros Sailfish S8
January 14, 2017

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 of December, and it is phenomenal. It will take our fishing to the next level. Remember the Trident? Well here’s the Sailfish S8: And here’s my walk around review:...

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humpback whale
October 01, 2016

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 starting to dry up, and the fish are moving on. But when one species leaves, the season for the next species begins, and we have heard lots of reports of the beginning of the snapper season in Port Phillip Bay kicking off with a few big ones caught. And as the weather continues to warm up, the sharks......

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bluefin tuna

Three weeks ago, I went to Port Fairy with my wife and the dog. We did pretty well, and came home with a lot of bluefin tuna for the freezer. On 29 June, I went back to Port Fairy with my mate Todd Makin, for three days. The ocean was really rough, and last two days were really windy. The swell was about 5 metres, and the chop was horrible. We couldn’t fish much those days, as it was a bit dangerous. But the first day made up for it. We bagged......

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Port Fairy
June 17, 2016

Port Fairy

With the long weekend, we wanted to make sure we got back on the water and got some Southern Blue Fin tuna. We’d had a shot at Portland for the first time a few weeks ago, but we were a bit early in the season – we got plenty of Albacore, but no Blue Fin. We really wanted to get back to Portland, but the weather forecast wasn’t great. We had recently signed by for Bouyweather, which is great tool. It suggested that the weather would be slightly better on either side......

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