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Portland Tuna Fishing Charters Fishing Report May 2018 Victoria Tuna

Well hi there all, hope you have had a wonderful few months in the world of fishing in Melbourne and Portland.

we will start off with what was set to be a fantastic Snapper season in Melbourne for the months of January to April 2019, While the Snapper season in Melbourne departing Carrum - Launching way Patterson Lakes from October to December is when the traditional Snapper season normally is best and for that matter was still a great one.

it seemed that the water remained green and cloudy for most of the summer period meaning that the Snapper felt basically at home and didn't leave the lower reaches of Port Phillip Bay making our Snapper Fishing Charters from January to April something out of the box, with Most of the Snapper Charters having an absolute ball catching Reds from all sizes no matter what time of the day or charter.

We love nothing more than to have people catching fish and when the fish play the game it makes our life much easier and some very happy  customers, to say it very simply we have for the last 5 years enjoyed the summer Port Phillip Bay Snapper run and our customers have most definitely started to take notice that it is almost a 7 month season in Melbourne for chasing Snapper in excellent Numbers, so all in all those that took advantage of the Summer Snapper run in Melbourne departing Martha Cove on the Mornington peninsula thank you and we hope to see you again soon.

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Portland Fishing Charters a great start with Big Tuna and Mulloway

Well the Portland Tuna Fishing Charters have started with a BANG!!! to say the very least with both Marco and Matt Cini taking Barrels or Giant Tuna in excess of 131 KGS and its great to see that the fishery here is nothing short of amazing, the Portland Tuna Fishery is a very healthy one and its amazing how its just so different every year.

It's safe to say that this year is far better than last year with any amounts of school Bluefin Tuna and an OUTSTANDING year for Giant Tuna.

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Reel Time Fishing Charters Matt Cini and Kris Grixtri capture a 131KG Giant Bluefin Tuna on a JAKS LURE

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Marco land this 105 Kg Tuna with his clients in Portland May 2019

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Marco and Rambo back it up the next day with a 106 KG Bluefin Tuna with the Team from Marshall Batteries May 2019

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Rambo - Matt Cini Land the Biggest ever Bluefin Tuna 169 KGS in Victoria and the second Biggest in Australia on Rod and Reel July 2019 Portland 

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Matt Cini Captures this 80 KG Blue Fin Tuna early July in Portland Victoria

This year we are blessed with the abundance of huge Tuna in very close to shore with some days seeing over a hundred of these massive giant beasts jumping everywhere in amongst seals, red bait, birds, whales and dolphins making this a huge attraction for not only the Tuna but sealife and off coarse US the fisherman, whether you want to just see these beasts in action, hook them or even jump in a dive, swim or maybe spear its endless what you could do, I myself love the thrill of catching them but watching them jump clear out of the water and make a massive hole in the ocean is pretty cool as well, to be honest, it leaves you speechless!

It really doesn't show from the outside how much effort goes into catching these amazing fish and they really don't get that big for no reason, its a lot of time and effort both on water and off and when the day comes together everything has to be perfect!

as I write this report and try to complete it so many great captures are happening along the way and there is no better time to mention this OUTSTANDING Capture by Matt Cini and Rambo Lawson Reel Time Fishing Charters new Deck Hand on the rod-capturing this record tuna of 169kgs the biggest ever tuna caught in Victoria and the second biggest ever tuna to be caught on rod and reel in Australia!

It will be a day that we will never forget here in Portland after many years of fishing these waters it was only a matter of time before someone captured a huge tuna and it just so happen to be us, you hear stories of people fighting fish for hours on end and think what are they doing, why haven't they got it yet? know I realize that there are fish there in access of 170 kgs and possible 200kgs this will test any anglers skills both in skill and patience, let me tell you!

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Biggest Tuna ever caught in Victorian Waters on Rod and Reel

the tail goes like this, as I see it the day started out with some choppy boating conditions, we put our fishing lures in very close to shore as we were in no great rush to get out too far as in these kinds of conditions Bluefin Tuna can feed very close to shore, within seconds of putting the lures out we had smaller tuna ON and everyone was excited and reeling in tuna.

With the choppy conditions, it was in Matts mind to try and get them a fish each and take them back to shore with a few of the guys not feeling too well, after speaking with the crew and them all having one fish each everyone put there hand up for another round to reach there legal bag limit of Tuna which is 2 per person per day, so off we go again.

With the sea conditions dropping looks like things were calming down and sure enough it didn't take us to long to gather the next round of tuna very close to Cape Grany just less than 3 KLMS of the coast of Portland.

Matt Cini one of the Skippers for Reel Time Fishing Charters had seen some bust-ups that didn't quite look like the normal size fish that we catch here in Portland, and once we had our bag Limit of Tuna looked over to Rambo and said put this lure out!!

Little did everyone knows except Rambo what I was planning for him after everyone had caught their fish and was ready to pack up, it was evident that all on board where  not up to spending hours fighting a huge tuna, but out the blue Rambo yells out good patch of birds working 11 Oclock, in the distance we head over and see a good friend working it with no luck, we decide to hang around and do a few laps, I remember thinking this patch is getting really aggressive and the birds, seals, and wildlife was just starting to really get jumping and smashing the baitfish that where there, it would only be a matter of tie before a big tuna latched on!

Bang it happened and the Bent but Shimano Tiagra 50 LRS burst into flames, Rambo was set to get his wish after working so hard all season it was his turn on the rod everyone had agreed prior, we were tight and we had what looked to be a cracking fish.

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We were about to spend the next 2 hours on one of the biggest ever Bluefin Tna caught in Australia WOW everything was going our way huge fish, good boat driver, Rambo the only person on board that could have gone the distance, brand new line doubles and a brand new Lure freshly rigged, everything felt good, until about 1 hr after the fight when Matt realized that the fish hadn't moved far and we where doing circles for ages, at this point we realized that we either had a monster on or a decent fish had snagged us on the bottom or wrapped around a cray pot,  this was Matt had to use his skills to make the decision to try and move this beast and find out either way what the answer would be, Make or Break!

With some perseverance and some extreme pressure on the rod and Rambo, we moved the fish and seen a tail beat this ensuring us that the biggest Portland Tuna ever caught was in fact exactly that!

Both Matt and Rambo and all on board got very excited and the game settled in for another hour to eventually land or capture this once in a lifetime fish, with Matt Cini fishing for more than 30 years this would be a benchmark in his fishing carrier along with everyone else on Board the fish was landed, bleed and called for 140 kgs and matt is generally not ever far out with weighs but was later to be found that it was something very special!

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Finally with the Fish Landed and in the Boat it was time to head I and weigh this absolute beast of a fish, with Bob Mcpherson waiting to greet us the ramp and Portland Bait and Tackle with there scales, as we started lifting the fish Matt was looking at the scales and was in shock with the scales reading 155 kgs with the Tuna's head still touching the ground WOW as it became visible this fish bounced the scales to around 175 kgs and 165 kgs than settled to 169 KGS, Measured 2 meters and 50mm was 700mm top to bottom and was a Male Tuna, That was a moment Matt Cini and Rambo Lawson would never forget, Matt was in a shock state and the town erupted with people and News Papers coming from everywhere and soon to be told that this Portland Tuna was the biggest ever weighed here in Victoria and the second biggest tuna in Australia to ever be caught on Rod and Reel!

 

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Largest Tuna ever Caught

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