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Victoria’s snapper season kicks off with a bang!

by Jarrod Day, FishingBoating-World Editor on 21 Oct 2013
Simon Rinaldi from Red Hot Fishing Charters with his hands full of solids reds. Jarrod Day
While snapper season is well upon us no here in Victoria, it is good to see that this season’s fish are a far better class than previous seasons.

While most of the time the average is around the 3kg mark, this year there has been more 5, 6, 7, and 8 kilo models being caught than I can remember.

The weekend just passed, I have already heard of three 20lb reds coming from Western Port and one from Port Phillip Bay, talk about a good weekend. In saying that, if you analyse the weekend, it was windy for a start followed by the weekend of the full moon. The barometer was rising all weekend and most of the fish were caught in shallow water.

There is no doubting that the Victorian snapper season is certainly one of the best snapper fisheries throughout the country and with many anglers catching their limit of fish before work and then again after work, why would you want to fish anywhere else?

Some sessions are already seeing anglers catching and releasing cricket score numbers of fish and while most of these are falling to bait, lure anglers are also catching plenty. Local angler Jack Auld was one angler that after catching a few fish on bait, made the switch to soft plastics for a bit of sportsfishing. Pulling out the Atomic’s, Jack was into the action bringing some impressive fish on board.

For those interstate anglers reading this, if you want to get into some out-of-control snapper action, come on down to Vic and get amongst the action. While October is very productive, next month the fishery will explode. November is an epic time to be on the water and the snapper; well it is more like a trout farm. If that isn’t enough to get you tempted, then enjoy browsing over the falling images; that should do it.




This week amongst all the snapper hype and turmoil we look a little further afield to Malaysia. Many of you would have known that just a few weeks ago I returned from one of the best fishing trips I could have ever imagined.

This week’s feature is part 1 of the adventure outlining what we did, how we did it and how much fun it was. I hope you enjoy.



Carl Hyland reports on how good the fishing around Tasmania is at the moment. Whilst mainland counterparts are enjoying warm to hot weather, the Island State is finding it hard to crack temperatures above 15C. This means that normally anglers are enjoying good fishing activity around the state, but for the foreseeable future, the prospects are not so good.



Jeni Bone has put together a great piece on rock fishing and the safety aspects surrounding it. 'The numbers don’t lie. A groundbreaking multilingual study by Surf Life Saving Australia has found 21 per cent of rock fishermen go fishing alone, 15 per cent were at 'serious risk of drowning - they either cannot swim (8 per cent) or can only swim for one minute (7 per cent) in swimming-pool conditions, and half refuse to wear life jackets'.



Over the next few weeks Lee Brake is taking us to a part of North Queensland known for its tranquillity, natural beauty and massive, marauding sooty grunter. We start the journey at Eungella Dam.



Until next week,

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