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Tidal predictions for Stony Point
Cowes -0.09 Newhaven -0.31
High tide is marked in bold
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Phillip Island Marine
Open 7 days
ALL YOUR BOATING & FISHING NEEDS
10 HIRE BOATS AVAILABLE
14 Beach Road, Rhyll
Wed 16 5.14am 10.53am 5.06pm 10.52pm
Thu 17 5.52am 11.35am 5.51pm 11.35pm
6.30am 12.16pm 6.38pm
Sat 19 12.20am 7.08am 12.59pm 7.29pm
2.94m 0.62m 2.64m
Sun 20 1.06am 7.45am 1.42pm 8.24pm
2.86m 0.57m 2.62m
Mon 21 1.55am 8.28am 2.29pm 9.26pm
2.77m 0.52m 2.62m
Tue 22 2.49am 9.16am 3.20pm 10.33pm
2.68m 0.49m 2.65m
It is a very difficult report to start this week and it will
sound confusing when I say, there has hardly been any
reports, but at the same time, there has been some very
good quality fish reported.
As always this time of the year, it is more about a
shortage of anglers than a shortage of fish, and when
you add in some bad weather it does not help things.
With Christmas just around the corner, the tradies
are madly trying to finish off jobs before the break as
well as all the family and work Christmas parties that
happen in these last couple of weeks but it will soon be
over and fishing will be on the agenda for most.
Christmas also sees us extend the shop hours and
from Boxing Day right through to the end of January
we will be open every day from 6am.
Often on the good offshore days, we are here earlier
for our customers heading out for a shark drift, just
call the shop to arrange an earlier opening time.
If you have a spare hour or so before your holidays
jump in the boat and make sure that all your safety gear
is up to date because we expect to see marine safety
patrolling the bay and offshore over the holidays, and
the last thing you want to do is cut your trip short or
more expensive than it needs to be by having out of date
flares or not the right gear.
If you are unsure, your local tackle or boating shop
can let you know what you need to carry with you.
The other thing you need to check is your boat and
tailer registration has been paid and your fishing li-
cence is up to date.
All of the above will take only a very short time but
will save a lot of stress, and on the wallet.
Landbased, calamari was the flavour of the week and
for the few fishing from the San Remo jetty the numbers
were very good and several of those fishing bagged out.
Admittedly, there were some very small ones amongst
them but the bigger ones balanced it out and made the
session worth the effort.
The numbers weren't quite the same from the beach
at Woolamai but there wasn't the same variety of sizes
and most were decent size and not very small.
Float and baited jig the best on the beach with the odd
one on artificial jig.
It was the same story at Ventnor on the beach al-
though the evening was the best time.
Other reports came from Cowes jetty and more again
from the Newhaven jetty.
Most were being caught on artificial jigs with white a
standout again this week and a dozen other colours not
that far behind.
Boats and kayaks didn't seem to have much trouble
finding them with drifting the best method. Cleeland
Bight, Reef Island, Dickies Bay and Tortoise Head were
the best spots with another couple from on the Corals.
Most bettered their chances by having one or two
baited jigs under a float while casting artificial ones.
Several customers reported this week that the cala-
mari were very aggressive and really attacked the jigs.
A couple of quality reports of whiting this week with
size and quantity but as most customers told us it was
anything but easy with plenty of moves needed to get
away from the leatherjackets or just to find the fish.
One customer told me they got 20 whiting with 16 of
them over 38cm and fat but it took three quarters of
the day, three different baits and almost a dozen moves.
Nowhere stood out better than the other and reports
came from most of the usual spots.
Although a couple of customers didn't do too badly
the majority managed one or two only.
Snapper have become very elusive and not many re-
ports this week although plenty of people are telling me
they are still getting plenty of arches on their sounders,
just not too many taking baits.
A few reports from the Corals this week and very
mixed in size with plenty of bait thieving undersize ones
The couple of bigger ones we saw came from the
top end of the bay between Elizabeth Island and Leola
shoal in 12m and 4m of water.
In fairness to the snapper anglers there hasn't been
all that many days this week favourable to get out and
Offshore there was actually a couple of days of mod-
erate northerlies that made the bay, Corals difficult to
fish but because of a low swell boats were able to get
The reports were reasonable of flathead, although
a bit of searching was needed and they were in small
patches in most depths as well.
There was a good mixture of tiger and sand flathead
and the 35m line was probably the best of all, margin-
Some good gummies and a couple of lost schoolies
down towards the windmills but the arrow squid have
become a bit scarce.
Only a couple of snapper or pinkies but there seems
to be something happening most of the time with silver
whiting, gurnard the odd salmon, perch, morwong and
of course plenty of wrasse.
Around the bay By Jim's Bait & Tackle,
Supergroms perform at YCW
PHILLIP Island Board-
riders second Supergroms
competition was held at
YCW on Saturday.
The blustery conditions
did not deter the hardy
Under 14 boys: 1. Jor-
dan Mungotopi, 2. Max An-
Under 12 boys: 1. Blake
Green, 2. Riley Johnson,
2. Bayley Crook, 4. Keegan
Under 10 boys: Jack
Borelli, Ethan Murdoch,
Tate Russell, Jasper Cash-
man, Oliver Hibbert, Max
Arceo, Zach Bolch.
Under 10 girls: Sienna
Steiner, Daniella Mascaros,
Claudia Platt, Jacqui Platt,
Under 8 boys: Oscar List,
Max Bolch, Eli Gregory,
Kadek Humphris, Finlay
Cameron, Archie Cameron.
Under 8 girls: Kira Mas-
caros, Joss Geronimo, Lyla
Under 6 boys/girls: Sun-
ny Steiner, Harry Areco,
Olli Castwood, Jack Mas-
caros, Jade Mascaros,
Olivia Holmes, Kierra
Payne, Aisha Hibbert, Levi
Addison, Kalani Jenkins-
McKay, Stella Tilly, Ethan
Tilly, Callum Fincher-Mc-
Under 8 surfers Eli Gregory, Finlay Cameron, Ar-
chie Cameron, Max Bolch and Kadek Humphris
braved the blustery conditions for the second round
of the Supergroms held at YCW on Saturday.
Champions in the making, these Under 6 Super-
groms took part in Saturday's Phillip Island Board-
riders competition at YCW beach.
Winner of the Under 14 boys division of the Su-
pergrom competition, Jordon Mungotopi is pictured
with Phillip Island Boardriders President Bill Yusko
at presentation in the clubrooms after the event.
THE second annual fundraising 'Shoot
for Autism' held recently at the Grantville
Rifle Range in support of the Southern
Autistic School in East Bentleigh has
The funds were given to the school on
Thursday December 10 with a cheque
presented to the principal of the school
Jeff Innes, by the Grantville Club presi-
dent, John Eland. Many sponsors pro-
vided prizes and cash donations towards
this worthy cause. The funds raised this
year will go towards the Duke of Edin-
burgh's Award Scheme where the stu-
dents of various ages will obtain credits
towards awards in the Scheme through
the Compass years 7--8, and Bridge
Awards involving years 9--12.
This encompasses working with Meals
on Wheels, Clean Up Australia Day, a
school camp, activities in the art and
media area, and other activities aimed
at challenging these already tested stu-
Grantville Rifle Club has voted to con-
tinue its involvement in this worthwhile
event, and planning is already underway
The presentation was followed by a
tour of the facility by the Vice Principal
Justin Walsh who has been teaching at
the school for about twenty years.
This was a wonderful opportunity for
the club members to see first hand the
valuable work of the school.
The Grantville Rifle Club once again
sincerely appreciates the donations of
prizes from the many generous spon-
sors, businesses, and club members
who helped make this fund raising
event a success, and invite all to be a
part of 2016 Shoot for Autism.
Results: Grantville Range December
12 at 300 yards:
Target Rifle: D Brewster 150.24,
B Carpeggiani 142.10, T Donaldson
F Class Rifle Standard: J Eland
179.25, B Steer 175.15, T Jury 174.16,
J O'Rourke 174.12, K Eland 170.9, K
Armstrong 168.5, G Doig 162.6, P Mor-
rison 161.6, D Rissman 161.5, R Hork-
F Class Rifle Open: T Lewis 177.18,
P Giddens 175.18, RW Neil 171.14, J
Shooters John Eland and Jeff Innes are pictured at the second annual fund-
raising shoot for autism held at the Grantville Rifle Club.
Straight shooters supporting the annual autism fundraiser at Grantville Shoot-
ing range last week are from left Don McLeish, Justin Walsh, John Eland, Brad
Steer and Ben Carpegianni.
Autism Shoot Donation
The final of the Phillip Island Bowling Club Ladies Championship Pairs was
Pictured are the Ladies Pairs Champions for 2015. They are, from left, Doro-
thy Wagner and Paddy Francis, with the runners-up Lorraine Waters and Glo-
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