Home' Phillip Island and San Remo Advertiser : September 7, 2016 Contents THE ADVERTISER, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016 - PAGE 27
Tidal predictions for Stony Point
Cowes -0.09 Newhaven -0 .31
High tide is marked in bold
All material is supplied in good faith and is believed to be
correct. No responsibility or liability for errors or
omissions is accepted.
Phillip Island Marine
Open 7 days
l ALL YOUR BOATING & FISHING NEEDS
l 10 HIRE BOATS AVAILABLE
14 Beach Road, Rhyll
Please note Daylight savings sends on Sunday, 3 April,
when clocks will go back one hour. The predictions are
in daylight saving time when it is observed.
Wed 7 4.40am 10.20am 4.41pm 10.36pm
2.82m 0.79m 2.83m
5.14am 10.53am 5.08pm 11.09pm
2.82m 0.84m 2.80m
5.48am 11.26am 5.38pm 11.41pm
2.79m 0.90m 2.75m
Sat 10 6.24am 11.59am 6.09pm
2.75m 0.97m 2.69m
Sun 11 12.14am 7.01am 12.33pm 6.44pm
0.61m 2.69m 1.06m
Mon 12 12.47am 7.45am 1.12pm 7.24pm
0.67m 2.62m 1.15m
Tue 13 1.26am 8.33am 1.57pm 8.14pm
0.73m 2.55m 1.23m
Southern bluefin tuna, weighing over a
100kg, were caught over the last 10 days or
so and while this would be nothing out of the
ordinary if I was talking about Portland, I ’m
not. They were actually caught outside the
western entrance off Flinders.
This is not considered the normal catch for
around these waters, it’s actually surprising
what is out there when you go looking.
For some weeks now we have had some very
big schools of pilchards offshore but there
wasn’t really anyone out looking for tuna un-
til recently and the result is, depending which
rumour is true, 20, 10 or four all over the
I can say with confidence I know of four, as
for the rest, while possible, I haven’t spoken
to the anglers or seen any photos.
Several people have told me of sounding
some good size arches on the balls of bait but
not being set up to do much about it.
There hasn’t been any smaller tuna reported
and the models that are there will need more
than the average snapper gear to catch them.
They will also require plenty of fuel and
time driving around the ocean.
From all the reports find the pilchards, find
the tuna, which makes sense because that’s
why they will be here, following the food.
Don’t just expect to head out and find birds
working because a few people have told me
they have found the pilchards deep and not
on the surface.
The tuna we know about have all come from
a similar depth around 40m of water but with
the week of winds we have had, I wouldn’t be
surprised to see something come back from
wide of Pyramid Rock or around Cody Banks
Back to the normal reports and calamari,
whiting with a few reds make up the majority
this week and while not a lot of quantity some
quality amongst them.
The snapper reports have been spread out
this week from up past Temby Point to Cowes
and most spots in between.
No one reported a bag full but the snapper
reported were all around that 5kg mark and
I did hear of one much bigger taken off Spit
Everyone’s story was much the same with
plenty of undersize gummies, plenty of cod
and other rubbish and no pattern to when
they caught their snapper.
Most people put in a whole session for only
one snapper and then nothing.
A few told me they were getting some good
pictures on the sounder when they caught the
snapper but there seemed to only be one in
the school that was hungry.
The water is still reasonably cold, around
12 degrees and there is plenty of weed around.
The water seems to have cleaned up a bit
which is probably due to the rain slowing
down in the hills. A few more hot days and
no doubt the reports will improve but for now
quality bait and berley will go a long way to
increasing your chances.
Land based and we have had more reports
already from Newhaven jetty than we had for
the entire season last year.
All of the reports have come from the mid-
dle of the night and I think it’s as simple as
people fishing earlier this year whereas last
year people started much later.
Whiting reports have improved this week
and while some are still struggling I have
a couple of customers that haven’t had any
trouble getting into double figures the last
three times they have been out.
The whiting seem a bit fussy still and you
will still need a few moves to get a feed but
I am not getting as many complaints about
leatherjackets as I was a month ago.
The best place seems to be below the bridge
in Cleeland Bight fishing into the evening and
fishing just off Ventnor also in the evening.
There were reports from all the other usual
spots with a couple of reports of some very
small whiting around Reef Island.
Calamari reports have been steady from
both the boats and the land again this week
with the sizes all over the place.
The sizes are all mixed up and most that
caught good numbers had some very small,
average and a couple of larger ones in the
In Cleeland Bight they were a bit patchy
at times but I am also getting some reports
of large couta and pike from the same area
which always seems to make the calamari a
I had a couple of reports during the week
from customers fishing for whiting off Cowes
of large schools of small calamari swimming
along in the current.
One customer described it as something
out of National Geographic with thousands of
calamari all the same size swimming past the
Around the bay
By Jim’s Bait & Tackle, San Remo
Cowes euchre resumed last week, with many
players returning from their winter travels but
there are still a few stragglers out there.
Three ladies had the same score and the
draw was won by Teena Burns.
Rob Davison won the men’s section.
LAST week was the second week of the
Phillip Island Bridge Club winter pairs com-
petition. Winners were Jen Barbour and
Greg Nicholson, 2nd Paul Waylen, 3rd Don
and Trish Stewart-Uden.
Wednesday nationwide: 1st Jack Kui-
per and Deb Anglim, 2nd Don and Trish
Stewart-Uden, 3rd Bronwyn Sund and Pam
This week is a red point team event on
Wednesday, starting early.
Lessons are available and supervised play
every Thursday at 2pm.
South West Gippsland Midweek bowls was
held at Koo Wee Rup last week with 31 play-
There was only one two-game winner.
The winning team was skipped by George
Crynes with Frank Truscott, Terry Biddulph
and John Hutton.
The runners-up were skipped by Jan Chip-
perfield with Pat Schenholm and Laurie Bell.
The best one-game winners were skipped
by John Hill with Peter Mc Williams, Sandra
Read and Archie Dow.
Midweek thanks Koo Wee Rup for the
Phillip Island Soccer Senior team will take on Inverloch in the South Gippsland Soccer
League semi final on Sunday. The team is pictured with sponsor Greg Price, from Alex
Scott Real Estate, back, left: Fybian Chakadoza, Billy Timmermans, Angus van der Zwet,
Greg Price, Daren Dempsey, Gareth Ellison, Nathan Cleeland, Tim Vanweysberg, Todd
Scicluna, Brian Roberts (coach). Front: Nathaniel Cassells, Casper Hiatt, Stewart Bath-
gate, Simone Scita, Marco Chiampi, Mitch Ryan, Luciano Scarlato.
PHILLIP Island Breakers
will have six teams playing in
the South Gippsland Soccer
League semi finals this Sun-
day, September 11.
The Under 12, Under 14,
and Under 15 girls teams
have had a successful season
so far and have finished top
of the ladder after the regu-
lar season games, earning the
title of league champions.
The Under 16s and Wom-
en’s teams finished second
on the ladder.
The Seniors finished third
and the Reserves were un-
lucky to not make finals, fin-
ishing in 5th position.
The Under 14s will play at
9am against Drouin Dragons
and the Under 12s will play at
10.30am against Wonthaggi.
The Under 15 girls will play
against Inverloch at 11.50am
and the Under 16s will play
Leongatha at 10.15am.
The Women’s team will play
against Inverloch, starting
at 1.10pm and the Seniors
will also play Inverloch at
The grand finals for the
South Gippsland League are
being hosted by Phillip Island
this year on the Sunday, Sep -
Depending on the results
this weekend the club hopes
to see many Phillip Island
teams playing at Newhaven
Soccer semi finals
Forty members and a cou-
ple of visitors turned up for
Opening Day which this year
also doubled as the club’s
San Remo club secretary
the first jack and South
Gippsland Bowls Division
secretary, Ian Diss rolled the
Players then enjoyed 12
ends of bowls as well as a va-
riety of fundraising activities
led by Carol Thorn and Geoff
The end result was that the
club raised $600 to be given
to an appropriate body in-
volved in melanoma cancer
research in memory of mem-
ber Bob Starford.
The winning side on the
green was Carol Thorn, Greg
Stuart and Gwen Jeffrey.
Runners-up were John Kap-
pler, Jill Naylor and Ted Jef-
After the bowls everyone
enjoyed a tasty afternoon tea
put on by members.
Thanks to all those who
supported the day and those
who worked to make it such
If you were unable to at-
tend you can still contribute
just drop a contribution into
the safe in the office or send
a cheque to club treasurer
Wednesday saw the last
round of Wednesday winter
This series went remark-
ably well despite the cold,
A hardy bunch of members
kept the wheels turning right
throughout and the club
thanks them for their sup-
Winners on the last day
were Carol Thorn, Judith
Stoney, Graham Mendola
and Judy Dickie.
Roll up will continue on
Wednesday and Saturday for
the next few weeks until the
match committees decide on
what sort of program they
are going to provide for so-
cial bowlers over the sum-
Upcoming events are: La-
dies medley on September
15 and a Ladies tournament
on September 30.
For information or entries
contact Carol Thorn 5674
Monthly summer triples
commences on September
For information Geoff Cole-
man 5956 7360.
Names are still required
for the annual battle against
neighbours Corinella for the
This event will be held on
September 24 with an 11am
San Remo bowls news
SGBD secretary, Ian Diss and club secretary Shirley Car-
vosso opened the summer season at San Remo Bowls Club
at the weekend.
Links Archive August 31, 2016 September 14, 2016 Navigation Previous Page Next Page