Goodness me! Early season SBT!
Andy Smith | March 2017

A typical school fish on a 6” pusher.

March is here and that usually means anglers have the game gear rigged, the boat given a once over for offshore use and an eye on the early season tuna reports around the West Coast of Victoria. If that’s you this season, you are late… months late!
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10 tricks to tempt tenacious kingies
Mark Gercovich | February 2017

Kingies will make you work hard form start to finish, but the rewards are definitely worthwhile.

There are many reasons why some fish are popular angling species: some taste good, some look good, some fight hard, some are hard to find, or some require specific angling dedication. However, the yellowtail kingfish is one of my favourite targets because they fit all those criteria…and some more!
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Part II: Target One Million – can we get there?
Ross Winstanley | February 2017

Part one of this story examined the starting point that launched the Victorian Government's Target One Million program in 2014: the economic study that put the number of adults who fished in 2007/08 at 721,000. It raised questions about the 2007/08 study and a second study in 2013/14 that estimated that the number of adult fishers had reached 838,000. Part one outlined several aspects of those economic studies' participation estimates that in my opinion appear to be quite implausible.
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Summer whiting tactics
Jarrod Day | December 2016

When targeting whiting, berley is essential. Pilchards and pellets tend to be the most effective concoction.

King George whiting tick all the boxes – they put up a fair battle on light tackle and on the table they’re an absolutely delicious treat. Caught right around the state, Western Port’s whiting are particularly popular due to their sheer population throughout the summer months and they’re still are a viable option year round.
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The lake that never Tyers
Steve Vidler | December 2016

A big flattie caught on a Berkley Gulp Shrimp.

As a keen angler that lives for chasing native Australian fish species, I love going out after a trout or two, even in the cold winter months. In Summer, it’s always nice to get a bit of a taste of salt and head out of the usual areas to spend some time closer to the coast.
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Holiday destination – Lake Eildon
Jarrod Day | December 2016

There are heaps of places to camp around Lake Eildon. Some are some free and some requiring prior booking through parkweb.vic.gov.au.

A two hour drive southeast of Melbourne, Lake Eildon is situated in the mountain ranges that make up the Eildon National park. The township of Eildon is laid back, but with the lake supporting such a wide diversity of fishing methods for various species, and throughout the year it can become quite busy.
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Get reddy for summer fun!
Robbie Alexander | November 2016

Decent sized redfin are a great table fish, favoured by many anglers due to their white juicy flesh.

November is a transition month for many fish species and many anglers here in North East Victoria. We see the trout begin to slow down in the many small streams as the water starts to warm up, but we generally see the perch fishing pick up as they begin to get more active in the warmer months.
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Snapper and the great rig debate
Jarrod Day | November 2016

Since the dawn of time, there’s been a conundrum about which rig is the right one to use when targeting snapper throughout Victoria. Unlike many other states where snapper are caught, Victoria’s snapper fishery is very unique. Two major waterways, vastly different from one another, require two different fishing techniques. Port Phillip Bay may be affected by tidal pressure in its lower regions like the entirety of Western Port, but Port Phillip Bay’s somewhat tidal section sees very few snapper caught in season.
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Beechworth’s lake fishing options
Robbie Alexander | October 2016

An average sized Lake Kerferd redfin. Larger redfin are caught in the lake, but fish of this size are more common.

Located in the North East Victorian hills at an altitude of 550m above sea level, Beechworth is one of Victoria’s prettiest towns. It has a lot of history, particularly surrounding the gold rush of the 1850s, and was also the town where Ned Kelly and his mother Ellen Kelly spent time in prison on various charges.
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