Home' Phillip Island and San Remo Advertiser : November 23, 2016 Contents THE ADVERTISER, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2016 - PAGE 27
Monday, January 2
New Year’s Public Holiday
Buses from Cowes, San Remo - Bookings essential 5952 2500
From Inverloch, Cape Paterson, Wonthaggi, Dalyston & Kilcunda - Bookings essential 0407 343 930
Saturday, November 26
Secretary: 5678 7585 or 0418 577 330
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
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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 23 1.18am 8.12am 1.57pm 8.30pm
0.62m 2.83m 0.76m
Thu 24 2.05am 8.52am 2.43pm 9.27pm
0.81m 2.69m 0.81m
2.56am 9.36am 3.32pm 10.30pm
0.99m 2.56m 0.84m
Sat 26 3.55am 10.26am 4.28pm 11.35pm
1.13m 2.45m 0.85m
Sun 27 5.01am 11.21am 5.27pm
1.22m 2.38m 0.82m
Mon 28 12.38am 6.10am 12.20pm 6.24pm
2.52m 1.24m 2.36m
Tue 29 1.34am 7.13am 1.15pm 7.15pm
2.66m 1.20m 2.39m
LOOKING at some of our customer’s faces Sun-
day morning I would suggest several must have left
the sun screen at home but none were complain-
ing preferring sunburn to the windburn of late.
At last they all had smiles on their faces after a
stretch of fine weather even on the weekend when
most could take advantage of it.
There was the odd windy patch but all that did
was to force people to fish somewhere other than
the normal spots and to their surprise with suc-
The later part of the week was still difficult to
fish on the Corals for those who were heading out
after work with the moderate north westerly’s but
areas like Cleeland Bight are protected on those
winds and some quality fish were caught.
This week also saw some very low tides after
dark and more than one person became a victim
of the mud banks, thankfully the only harm was to
bruise a few egos.
Finally, the weather improved Friday night and
the Corals was lit up like a Christmas tree with all
the boats in the area.
Reports from Friday were patchy but those who
know the trick of finding a quiet spot in the right
area had no trouble getting their bag.
There are still plenty of people complaining
about the increase in the boat ramp fees this sea-
son and I agree 100 per cent with what they are
saying about there being very little improvement
or indication that there will be any improvement
in the near future to justify the increase.
The problem is complaining to me or others that
sell the ramp passes will only get you a very short
We need people to actually pick up the phone
and complain to the Bass Coast Shire Council or
their local Councillors, and let them know that im-
provements need to be done.
At the end of the day they are the only ones that
can actually do something it may also make them
understand the importance of boaters to this area
and I am not just talking about my business or
about fishermen but all types of boating and the
money spent with many businesses around the
If you wanted good numbers of Snapper this
week, evenings towards the end of the week was
the time to be on the water with perfect tides and
We did get reports during the days over the
weekend but it was hard going as several custom-
ers described it.
The best of the reports came from customers
that found a quiet spot with only a couple of boats
near them and not from fishing near the large
group of boats.
Generally, when I get that type of report they are
fishing in the shallow areas on their own but these
reports were different with many different depths
of water from 4m to 14m.
Almost all of the evening/night reports though
came from the change of the low tide, apart from
the odd reports most said that the fish were play-
ing with the baits still and several said their reels
screamed off only to have no fish on the end when
they picked it up which generally means they are
just mouthing the baits and not inhaling it.
Not a lot of big Snapper but plenty around the
five kg mark from the night time while the day time
reports were mostly of Pinkies.
Customers also reported that there are a lot of
small undersize Pinkies as well.
The reports came from far too many places to
list them all but some of the better ones were in
Cleeland Bight around the first green pole, not a
lot of fish but good size.
All over the Corals and all sizes of Snapper with
the start of the drop into the deep water and the
north-east end. Quite a few Pinkies were reported
from the area between the top red light and Bass
River/Reef Island areas.
There was the usual amount of reports from
around Corinella but there was also a lot of boats
there so you would expect plenty of reports al-
though some customers that fish there regularly
said fishing was hard work.
One thing that was common with every report
we received was Cod and plenty of them still.
A couple of years ago, fisheries or some other
experts wrote that the Whiting fishery around here
was at its peak and we would see a drop off for
several years to come, problem was no one told
There are plenty of theories as to why the fishery
is so good at the moment and it’s anybody’s guess
as to the real reason.
Over the 10 years we have been here the only
change of any significance has been the removal of
the netting from the bay.
Whether this has been the difference who knows
but what we have seen is a definite change in the
quality of the Whiting over the last four or five
years but no real improvement in the numbers of
whiting being caught.
The trend continued this week and the tides
were perfect with a big fall.
The best catches and best fish came from those
days with the change of light low tides and even
some caught later over the weekend on the after
dark low tide.
Again, the quality of the fish reported was ex-
cellent and we saw plenty over 40cm but even
the 32cm ones we had reported were round and
plenty on the fillet.
There was also no shortage of customers that
were bagging out as well.
The best spot during the week, in the evenings
was below the Bridge in Cleeland Bight but prob-
ably had more to do with the moderate north west
winds and the run out tides. We did get reports
from almost all of the usual Whiting spots and a
few not known for Whiting with a customer fishing
the edge of the Corals on the southern side chas-
ing Pinkies managing a dozen quality Whiting, one
taking a six/0 hook with a big chunk of Squid.
It has taken 10 years to convince some but fi-
nally plenty are using Squid and Pilchard fillet for
bait with some still cocktailing it with Pippies.
Those fishing after dark are finding the Pil-
chard the best way to go but as one regular user
of Pilchard told me if you are fishing after dark
refresh your baits often and use a small amount of
crushed up Pilchards in a berley pot.
Although there was still a bit of swell some ven-
tured offshore over the weekend and although
hard work found a feed of Flathead.
There was several reports of Couta and Salmon
and one customer reported catching four Cod at
35m which is a bit unusual.
Plenty of Gurnard, and most will know that the
spikes on their back are something to stay away
from if you didn’t know from those who have been
spiked you don’t want to find out what it’s like!
Although I haven’t tried it myself from all reports
they are a very acceptable table fish.
We also had a report from one of our customers
that fishes for Gummies offshore using a method
and an area he has spent many hours perfecting
and did it again with a 9.5kg one on Sunday morn-
ing. Although only one this weekend they haven’t
missed for the last dozen or so times they have
been there with all over or around the 10kg mark.
Perfecting methods for fishing areas can
pay off with another quality gummy from a
customer who has done just that and hasn’t
missed the last dozen or so times they have
By Jim’s Bait and Tackle
101 athletes turned up on Saturday morning
and despite the numerous technical glitches the
weather was kind to us and the track had firmed
up well enough to run the full program of events.
A bunch of records were set as the older groups
came to grips with their new distances in the hur-
dles. Sandra Gray (U13G), Jacob Timmermans
(U13B), Brooke Evans (U14G) and Rachel Aitken
(U15G) ran 41.35, 36.98, 37.51 and 41.70 sec-
onds respectively to make the record books.
Hayden Purton set a 50m record in the Under 6
Boys with a time of 11.79 and Mia Slink ran 11.14
seconds to set a new record in the girls Under 7
Qiarshi Adams (U10G) ran the 1100m in
4:50.23 to set a new record and Archie Terlich set
the Under 10 Boys record at 4:21.53.
A reminder that this coming week’s meet is to
be held at Cranbourne at the Casey Fields Athlet-
The facilities are top class and athletes will feel
as if they’re competing at an Olympic Stadium.
It’s well worth attending just for the buzz the
kids get out of competing on a synthetic track.
U11B: Jackson Thomas, Turbo Javelin, Long
Jump, 70m, 100m, 200m
U6B: Baxter Schmidt, Long Jump, Discus,
U6G: Indi Keady, Long Jump, 50m, 100m,
U7B: Jarvis McDonald, Long Jump, Discus,
U8B: Jack Howell, Long Jump, 70m, 100m,
U8G: Jilliane Wallace, Zarah Duscher and
Sara Hynd, Long Jump, 70m, 100m, 200m
U9B: Joshua Gallyot, Shot Put, High Jump,
U9G: Camryn McKenzie, Shot Put, High
Jump, 100m, 200m
U10G: Grace Peterson, Shot Put, High Jump,
U12B: Ashton Hewitson, Triple Jump, Discus,
Wonthaggi Little Athletics set new records
ON NOVEMBER 10 the ladies winner was
Lyn Gay and the men’s winner was John Monk.
The following week on November 17 the la-
dies winner was Faye Downard and the substi-
tute male was Lyn Gay.
Christmas is drawing near so December 15
will be the last night for 2016 so please join us
at the RSL at 6pm for Christmas Dinner fol-
lowed by a short game of cards!
The list will be up next week at cards or con-
tact Dorothy 5952 1532.
Pictured are Phillip Island tennis juniors who participated in the KDTA tournament on
Back row from left: Kristoss Kossena, Astro Evans, Alannah Dean, Cailen Lone. Front:
Karter Kossena, Sienna McFarlane, Lucy Dean and James Lone.
Phillip Island junior tennis
ROUND 7 Junior Tennis Section 3: The Section
3 players had a team bye this round, so will re-
ceive 5 points.
Section 4: Phillip Island Section 4 played at
home against Westernport Red.
The weather conditions on Saturday were per-
fect for tennis and all the players were keen to
Phillip Island players Poppy Marshall, Astro
Evans, Jonah Keys and Lucy Dean all had suc-
cessful doubles wins with some closely contested
Poppy, Astro and Jonah continued their success
with convincing wins in the singles matches 6-0,
Match of the day goes to Jonah and Lucy in their
close and hard fought doubles win against Wester-
port’s Oliver Hibbert and Amelia Crooks 7-5.
Both teams played well, produced a lot great
rallies and net shots and displayed great sports-
Final score Phillip Island 7 sets 40 games to
Westernport Red 1 set 18 games.
Section 5: Section 5 played away to Westernport
Sharks at Newhaven.
This was the first time these teams had met and
the players were eager to begin.
The Westernport team started strong and con-
tinued that way displaying some impressive serv-
ing and ball placement.
The Phillip Island team consisting of Levi Boost,
James Lone, Sarah Eldridge and Stephanie Liber-
man all gave it their best but the Westernport team
made up of Flynn Peters, Ed Wings, Tamika Pe-
ters and Charlotte Howe provided a big challenge
to Phillip Island and came away with the win.
Phillip Island players Sarah and first time play-
er Stephanie came away with a great doubles win
over Tamika and Charlotte 4-2.
A great effort by Stephanie in her first match.
Final score Phillip Island 1 set 12 games defeat-
ed by Westernport Sharks 7 sets 30 games.
Next week Round 8 matches are:
Section 3 play away to Inverloch Black at
Section 4 play at away to Poowong
Section 5 play at home to Poowong.
Good luck to all players.
The Phillip Island Juniors would like to thank
the Korrine and District Tennis Association Com-
mittee Members and Volunteers for running the
Annual KDTA Closed Junior Tennis Tournament
on Sunday November 20.
Well done to all of the Junior Players from
across the KDTA who participated in the tourna-
The conditions on the day were very hot with
temperatures reaching over 29 degrees off court.
Some amazing tennis and endurance displayed
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