The weekend saw plenty of tuna caught off Port Fairy, from right in close, out to the 50m line. Jimmy and Cameron caught a few blue-eye at the shelf on Saturday, before coming in and right at the end of the day catching a couple of tuna as well.
There are certainly plenty about, fairly well spread out, and they were caught by anglers using a mixture of methods – trolling, casting and jigging, while Christian aboard Scotty Gray’s boat yesterday even jumped in and speared one.
On Cassius Cray, we heard a report of a school of tuna busting visible from land inside Lady Bay, which was enough encouragement to hook the boat up and go for a look. They had obviously moved on by the time we got there, and we ended up travelling west to off Port Fairy where there was plenty of action but we only got the one double hookup, dropping one and Leigh caught the fish pictured, which was a small school fish of 10.7kg.