This 118kg bluefin “barrel” was caught in close today off Portland, in 30m near Julia Reef, as part of a double hook-up, the other of which was bigger and longer and lost boatside.998889_10201230667270866_1017469966_n

A few of the Port Fairy boys took two boats out today. Andrew Buck, Cameron Ordner and Shane Cromie landed 22 tuna whilst David Jehu with Graham Brown landed 10 before heading in early. All their fish were caught near Julia Percy Island and were all blind strikes except for a 4-way on birds diving.  Most were released.  Here are some of Cameron’s photos, from a great day when many others struggled.    1004727_205280869620681_1591653471_n 998263_205280909620677_1684800652_n 992965_205280862954015_1361177910_n 2035_205280922954009_378122391_n

A few fish were tagged in the SWAGC, the Intruder crew had a mako of about 60kgs around their boat that momentarily took a bait a couple of times but didn’t hook up.  Jason Russell got a few tuna off Port Fairy as well.

Port MacDonnell Fishing Charters had 8 tuna today.970335_537048053019018_1260512540_n

Here’s young Oliver Harris with one of his salmon, caught off the beach at Narrawong. image