Andrew Westlake had three first time tuna anglers Lee, Gavin, and Danny, and Roy along to help. 10 tuna from 12 hook-ups. All in 49 metres due south of Port Fairy – birds working and fish were keen from 9:00 to 11:30am. Water temp 15.3 deg. Pictured also are their best lures from the day.
On Cassius Cray we headed over to Port MacDonnell and there is an unbelievable amount of tuna in 25-50m spread right through, and taking all lures. We caught around 35-40, keeping a feed and releasing the rest, for the last couple of hours just running a couple of light rods. All the other boats there had similar results, with most then doing well on the bottom with a mixture of snapper (one of 7-8kg), gummies and schoolies, and a big bronze whaler estimated over 100kg which one of the boats released. Checked Portland on the way home and there were a few frames in the bins but not heaps, consensus was that it was a little slow, however some boats did do really well.