Port Phillip Bay
August 22, 2015

Port Phillip Bay

We put our new boat into the salt water for the first time last weekend. We went to Clifton Springs and put in at the boat ramp there. The bay was very calm – probably too calm, in fact. We were targeting squid/calamari and hoping for some early season pink snapper. Southern calamari are a year round prospect in Port Phillip Bay and have become a very popular target amongst many fishermen. Calamari inhabit shallow weed beds and reef structure as well as piers that attract baitfish. The popularity of squid fishing......

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Project Trident

Project Trident

We have decided to upgrade our boat. We are sticking with Quintrex, but we are going from the Hornet to the Trident. Our Hornet was a centre-console 4 metre boat. The Trident is a...


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Macquarie Perch

Macquarie Perch

Perch is a freshwater gamefish. The most common is the European Perch, or “Red Fin”. They are a medium sized fish which tend to school. So, when you find one Red Fin, if you...


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European Carp

European Carp

The wild carp in Europe are considered vulnerable to extinction, but the ornamental varieties (koi fish) and where carp are an introduced species, they are thriving. They are considered edible by some cultures and...


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Reading the Beach

Reading the Beach

The most important element in beach fishing is being able to “read” the beach and understand the undersea formations that make fish gather in search of food. Waves on an ocean beach will scour...


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