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.10451721_1538174826423805_8441229333408443688_n 10476154_1538174846423803_3161129034455248847_n

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.11081241_1538676183040336_51564852674046347_n 11070517_1538676233040331_619080412228872311_n 11004619_1538174923090462_1502432836320491961_o 10440845_333325410196844_1989218332909577429_n

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.  IMG_6762

Andrew Westlake, fishing with Roy and Ted off Port Fairy yesterday, managed a nice feed of snapper, nannygai, morwong and squid.IMG_7513 2

Jeff Dimech caught this gummy off Port Fairy.IMG_1685