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Portland Tuna Fishing Charters Fishing Report May 2018 Book Tuna NOW!

Fishing Report Reel Time Fishing May 2018 

Hi there customers and friends, how are you all.

Well what a May it has been fishing in Portland for the Southern Blue Fin Tuna, with the school fish starting out as big as 30 KGS within reach for most Anglers only 20 KLMS SE of the Portland Harbour, such an abundance of school fish, seals, gannets, turns and mixed in with all that the Mighty Giant Blue Fin Tuna AKA Barrels, with most days in May seeing most boats having some serious fun catching school fish on everything from trolling lures and casting stick baits of kinds, and almost every day someone hooking and landing Barrels, it was only a matter of time before the Reel Time Crew had there turn!

it seems that leading into the end of May the Tuna have made an appearance in huge numbers along the continental shelf, also a great patch in 130 m up and down the coast, we have also had a few small Albacore AKA Chicken of the sea mixed in with the Blue Fin when we head wide and fish the shelf.

Enjoy some of the highlights below both Pictures and Videos of the month that has gone in Portland for May 2018

Portland Tuna Fishing Charters Fishing Videos for May 2018



Tuna Charters here are some Happy Snaps from May 2018

Book a Portland Tuna Fishing Charter

Reel Time Fishing Charters will be in Portland with both boats until July 31st than we will have a boat here in Portland till the 1st of October and one boat commencing Winter Whiting & Squid Fishing Charters in Melbourne before we lead up to October and will be in full swing with our Port Phillip Bay Snapper Charters departing Carrum from Launching Way

Take advantage of the Midweek specials from Tuesday to Thursday at only $250 pp also if you want to be part of the LAST MINUTE SPECIALS  you must subscribe to our Mailing List Click here to subscribe

Bookings are filling fast for June and July so come Join Matt Cini midweek and save $$$


For all our recent Portland Tuna Pictures Click here to go to our Gallery

Upcoming Fishing Charter Deals

Fishing Charter Deals

Take advantage of the EOFY Deal New to Reel Time Fishing very similar to our Fathers Day deal this deal is most definitely one not to miss, here are the details below.

EOFY Fishing Charter Deal! - $90.00 per voucher

Gift voucher for ONE SPOT on a Snapper Individual Charter valued at $150 plus a bonus $30 voucher towards another trip.

Valid October 2018 to April 2019 | Individual Charters only | Bonus $30 vouchers are to be used one at a time and can be used towards next trip or given to a friend | Bookings essential | Book Online using voucher code | Multiple purchases allowed.

~ Gift voucher is immediately emailed to you for your convenience ~

To take advantage of the EOFY deal simply click here and purchase as many vouchers as you wish, to fish for Snapper from October 1st, 2018 to April 31st, 2019 and only pay $90

Purchase your EOFY Voucher here!

Tuna  Equipment used by Reel Time Fishing, Tornado Lures & Gaff Man Gaffs

Tornado Lures

Well for all the fishos out there its always great to share some important info with you and we all know Matt is very fussy with his gear and his boats and will only use and recommend products that can go the distance and do the job correctly.

First, I would like to thank Ken from Tornado lures for being so responsive and cooperative with my crazy choices in both selections a lure that can be fully designed by you and will almost deliver within a week.

here are some examples I would love to share what has been working both on our school fish and of course the Barrels AKA Giant Tuna.

Ken is a very understanding person and with his passion coming through in his lures you will never be disappointed with the finished product and this applies to lures when targeting Barrels in Portland and your choice of skirt along with how your lure head works and reflects the message across that you want is critical to getting these amazing giant fish with huge eyes to EAT your Lure, Ken's products surely do encourage the bite, we will be working closely with Ken to design more and use his already proven and amazing products.

For all interested in contacting Ken or Tornado Lures his best point of contact is FaceBook so search the Tornado Lures Page and get designing or simply just grab a few of his lures he will know what works as he is pretty thick with most charter boats here in Portland.

Matt Cini & Tornado Lures Reel Time Fishing   Fishing Charters Tornado Lures Matt Cini

Portland Tuna Fishing Lures Game Tackle  Barrel Lures for Portland Tuna

Barrel Lures Matt Cini Reel Time Fishing Charters

Gaff Mann Quality Gaffs & Nets

Well, its sometimes overlooked especially when chasing Tuna in Portland, as your chance of hooking a large Tuna is very very possible and when you do it is paramount to have the correct equipment to safely get your Tuna in the boat without damaging yourself and your Vessel, Both there Gaffs and Nets come in all sizes they are very well priced for the qaulity the are, hand made, a good set of Gaffs and nets should last a very long time and the Tuna Gaffs will double as a Yellow Tail King Fish Gaff, than your larger models will be perfect for anything from Mako Sharks, Giant Tuna and the list goes on, their nets are unlike most others that will easily tear open and there rubber models are great for easy handling of fish and even better if you like letting your prized catch go swimming and fight again another day.

The Best and easiest way to purchase Gaff Mann Products and a whole heap of other top quality goodies are to search Ram Custom Marine they have a shop in Mordialloc and a great online store.

Gaff Man Gaffs used by Matt Cini & Reel Time Fishing Charters

Matt Cini Uses Gaff Man Gaffs



Pre Booking for the Yellow Tail King Fish Season 2019 Don't miss out!

A heads-up for the Yellow Tail King Fish Season for 2019, 2018 Booked OUT so fast, we have dates available to Book Online Now or Click Here for All your King Fish Information


King Fish Fishing Charters 2018

King Fish Fishing Charters 2018

King Fish Fishing Charters 2018

King Fish Fishing Charters 2018

King Fish Fishing Charters 2018

For all the King Fish Madness in 2018 check out our Photo Galleries to see some of the Amazing King Fish Caught in Melbourne.

Photo Gallery

Catch of the Month on Reel Time Fishing Charters.

Portland Fishing Charters Giant Tuna May 2018

Well with the abundance of very large Blue Fin Tuna very close to Portland for May 2018 the CATCH OF THE MONTH has to go to Jarrod Williams with his 141 KG Southern Blue Fin Tuna, with a outstanding 45 minute fight, and all on board working as a team to make this capture a very special one, this fish was captured on a Tornado Lure the same lure went on to catch another 2 Barrels that week at 111kgs and 50 kgs, pretty good fishing considering the amounts of school fish mixed in along the way.

Liveaboard Fishing Charter with Matt Cini in Vanuatu 1 spot left!

Come to Join Matt Cini and his 2 mates fishing with Nambas Fishing Charters for a trip from Port Vila to Santo chasing everything from big Blue Marlin, Dog Tooth Tuna, Wahoo, Dolphin Fish, Giant Yellow Fin, Big Gts and that's just a tiny little bit of whats available, I will be doing three consecutive trips with all trips full and just one spot left its not going to last, please contact Matt Cini on 0438-302-093 if your interested in a very affordable trip of a life time fishing in prestine, untouched waters.

The trip is basically $3062.50 pp and your flights will be around $1000 you only need to allow about $300 to chip in for use of Jigs and terminal tackle and very little needed on land as most of your time is on the boat where everything apart from your drinking needs will be covered.

Live Aboard 1:


Dates: Wednesday 12th September – 16th September 2018


Departure time (Havannah Marina) Daybreak


Return time (approx.) Espiritu Santo main town 16:00hrs


Itinerary Plan: Havannah Harbour to Espiritu Santo


No of days: 5 (5 full days fishing, 4 nights accommodation on Nambas)


Price: $2450 AUD per day Total: $12,250 for 4 pax


Includes all food, soft drinks, water, bait, crew


We recommend you arrive at least the day before your trip and stay on land for 1 night before your trip.

Accommodation on land in Havannah

Budget Beach Front Accomodation– Havannah Eco Resort 10,000 VUV per night for 2 pax – fan only bungalows (basic) with bar & restaurant on site

Private House – 2 bedrooms airconditioned house with full kitchen and 2 bathrooms - $300 AUD per night for 4 pax


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