While the weather in SEQ courtesy of ex-tropical cyclone put paid two at least two tournaments (my thoughts are with all affected by the cyclone and associated flooding), the biggest tournament on the NSW calendar did go ahead despite early fears the weather would affect it too.
An update from the first weekend is coming very soon.
Marlin in Victoria
Not a phrase that you hear every day though it is not the first time they have been caught that far south. (There was even one caught off Tassie in recent years!) But Victorian anglers have been enjoying a pretty good bite courtesy of the same current that has been pushing the good water along the NSW south coast…and across the border.
Lee Rayner tells me that following reports from a few mates on the gas rigs in Bass Strait of loads of baitfish, and a few marlin swimming around the rigs, anglers made the most of a break in the weather to get into the action.
Lee and mate Julian Coyne headed off Lakes Entrance on Wednesday along with about half a dozen other boats. They found ‘wall to wall’ bait inside the shelf with the action starting not long after.
By the end of the day everyone had seen and hooked fish with most having landed one
each. On Lee’s boat, they experienced some fishing that Lee said was as good as you would hope to experience anywhere! They had 10 fish up for the day, hooked six and tagged three.
The following day there was plenty more seen, hooked and caught as well.
As Lee said “I love catching marlin at any time and any place but to get into them in Victoria, while fishing around huge gas rigs is something else.”