Home' Phillip Island and San Remo Advertiser : November 30, 2016 Contents THE ADVERTISER, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2016 - PAGE 23
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
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 30 2.23am 8.06am 2.04pm 8.01pm
2.80m 1.13m 2.45m
3.06am 8.51am 2.48pm 8.43pm
2.92m 1.06m 2.52m
3.46am 9.30am 3.30pm 9.22pm
3.01m 0.99m 2.58m
4.24am 10.08am 4.09pm 10.00pm
3.05m 0.94m 2.62m
Sun 4 5.00am 10.44am 4.47pm 10.36pm
3.06m 0.90m 2.63m
5.36am 11.18am 5.26pm 11.14pm
3.04m 0.87m 2.62m
6.11am 11.55am 6.05pm 11.50pm
3.00m 0.84m 2.60m
YET another week of unpredictable weather
and another week of frustrated customers with
very limited opportunities.
More frustrating than the weather is the fact
that there are good numbers of fish around at the
moment, it’s just you can’t get out to get them of-
As always there were short periods in the week
that certain areas were fishable and those lucky
enough to be able to take advantage have now got
a few meals of flathead, gummy, whiting, calamari
and snapper in the freezer.
If you don’t live too far away there have been
some very good breaks in the weather, unpredict-
able at best but the good hour or two of weather
each day has often lined up with the tide and the
best time to fish.
One thing the weather has done has forced
many to fish in areas they normally wouldn’t and
to their surprise they have found fish.
As most will know rarely are two days ever the
same in fishing and standing here behind the
counter you see it all the time.
It never ceases to amaze me the amount of
people that will go time after time to exactly the
same spot for hours on end and many times for
A question I get asked often is “someone said I
need to do it this way, or must use this colour jig
or I must have this bait to be successful, is that,
It’s a very strange industry fishing because ev-
eryone has an opinion of what and how to do it,
especially us experts who stand behind counters,
the problem is the opinions often differ.
The truth is everyone’s opinion at some stage is
correct so how do you work out which one is the
right one for you.
The answer is probably all of them at some
stage. My most successful customers don’t go to
the same spot, don’t do the same thing every time
they go out.
Most of the books you read tell you the best
time to fish Westernport is the hour before and
after the high tide.
This year, from the reports, the best time for
the better catches has been the last hour of the
run out tide.
The most important rule there is in fishing is
there are no rules, apart from Fisheries of course.
If you haven’t been all that successful lately
change it up and try different things, try different
places at different times you might be surprised.
Whiting dominated the reports this week
which was probably to do with the winds during
the week especially only allowing you to fish in
the whiting areas.
Sunday was a bit better because the condi-
tions were much better and people were able to
fish the Corals and more of the open areas of
The whiting numbers were very good this week
but it would seem some of the quality is drop-
ping off a bit with several smaller ones reported.
Customers said that for the first time in many
weeks they actually released fish but it was only
those under 30cm and they still managed well
into double figures of 30cm and above ones.
They reported that the quality of the bigger fish
was still the same but although the smaller ones
were size they have dropped off a bit of condition.
It was a bit of a mixture with water depth too
with a few reported from deeper water but the
majority still shallow.
We also received several reports from land
based customers with very few from one spot in
particular but one or two from several spots.
Boating wise during the week it was in close
in Cleeland Bight and close in at Rhyll out of
the wind but Sunday, with the better conditions,
reports came from Dickies Bay a bit wider at
Rhyll, Cleeland Bight and from the Corinella
Good snapper was reported this week with the
best up around 8kg but they were a bit hard to
find which is typical of a season like this where
every time you go out you have to go searching
for them. Although they don’t stay in the same
spot for long they are generally in the same area
as the season goes on and when you can get out
a few days in a row you can work out a pattern.
It would appear from the reports the snapper
are moving up to the shallower areas even as far
as the mud off Coronet Bay.
There are plenty of pinkies around and they
are spread out all over the bay and while fish-
ing for whiting you will probably catch a pinkie
The better size ones have been reported from
on the Corals but you will also have to deal with
several flathead and cod still.
One pattern that has stood out over the last
few weeks is if you are catching plenty of cod you
won’t be catching snapper.
Around the bay
By Jim’s Bait & Tackle, San Remo
PHILLIP Island A Graders were sent over to
Leongatha on Saturday to complete a game
of two halves that much favoured the bottom
ranked team Nerrena.
After Nerrena made a slow 213 off 75 overs
batting on what looked like Monash highway,
the weather set in during the week and sadly
the pitch covers never quite made it out to the
This lack of fortune saw the Island Sharks
batting on what looked like an under prepared
Christmas day backyard wicket, only missing
the barbecue out there on the ground.
The boys rolled up their sleeves and got to
work however the lack of consistency in the
pitch saw blokes playing balls off their nose to
genuine medium pacers.
The visitors lost wickets in intervals through-
out the match with Mitch Kinghorn the only
batsman who managed to protect his castle and
face for a hearty 43 off 53 overs.
The Sharks fought their way to 85 off 58
overs, with a few of the boys wondering if they
would have had more luck batting with one of
Kinghorn’s size 15 shoes, as a few of the edges
may not have carried to one of the eight slips.
Disappointed with the result the boys licked
their wounds and have set themselves for the
game against Wonthaggi Club this week.
Chasing 248 was always going to be a difficult
task for Nerrena, with the Sharks bowling at-
tack looking a good one on paper.
Blake Christopher and Chris Andrews took
the new ball and it wasn’t long before they com-
bined in the third over for the first wicket.
Christopher’s pace forced an awkward flick
which took a top edge, travelling high to An-
drews at fine leg for a bread and butter catch.
Soon after, a passing shower forced play to
cease for 15 minutes.
On return, bowling became more difficult,
with a slippery crease for the opening bowlers
Acting captain, Scott Boyack, made the call
to bring his spinners on while the pitch dried.
Clint ‘Willow’ Wilson replaced Christopher
and began bowling like he had somewhere to
Quick overs and no room to play strokes
seemed the plan.
Wilson got his first breakthrough in his third
over; an LBW decision that, had the umpire de-
layed any longer, would have seen Wilson pass
out through lack of oxygen to his vitals.
From that moment on, it was all about Wil-
None of Nerrena’s batsmen could find a way
to score off him and when they did try, they fell.
Along with a couple that hit the pegs, some
good catching from Boyack and Jai Ashbury
behind the stumps, who also took a stumping,
helped Wilson to secure his best figures for the
year, 16 overs, 8 maidens, 6/14. A no -nonsense
Asthita Samarawickrama, Zac Brown and
Boyack each chipped in for some scalps and
the Sharks were able to finish Nerrena off for
In the hope of an outright victory, the Island-
ers sent Nerrena back in with 35 overs to bat
Wilson had one dropped off him when Jarrod
Black tried to unsuccessfully catch one with his
eye, but soon got his 7th wicket for the day, af-
ter bowling their opener for 1.
Andrews struck next over to have the visitors
2/4 off 6, but Nerrena then went into shut down
With the batsmen playing very few strokes, it
became clear the game, although won, was go -
ing into stalemate.
Samarawickrama took his second wicket for
the club, and not long after, Captain Scott Boy-
ack called it.
The game was over.
A very good win to the team, and a memo -
rable day for Clint Wilson.
The boys need to keep this good form going
with some challenging matches leading the B1
Sharks to the Christmas break.
Phillip Island C1 had a convincing 181 run
win against Inverloch on Saturday to notch up
their first victory in 2016.
On a grey, gloomy and somewhat showery af-
ternoon the Inverloch openers took up the chal-
lenge of chasing down the 277 the Island had
set the week before and set off at a break neck
speed with some big swinging.
Going at six per over, the opening bowlers
were required to tighten up and did so, drying
up the runs with some stump to stump bowling.
It wasn’t long before the wickets started to
tumble in a skipper inspired attack.
Pete Cleary had two batsmen bowled and two
With a change in tack, Francis had the young
opener, responsible for the majority of the
runs, caught by the new look gloveman, Gary
Grace, with his first delivery.
Inverloch was reeling at 5/50.
Jude Grace successfully claimed his first
wicket in C1 with a clean bowled, and with
catches to Mark Christopher and Quirky, Fran-
cis and Cox kept the new batsmen coming.
Tea which was a fantastic spread of hot and
cold treats thanks to Paul the Pieman followed
the 8th wicket stand, before both strike bowl-
ers were brought back to round out the innings.
Francis trapped the Inverloch captain LBW
with figures of 3/15 and Pete Cleary took a
sharp catch off his own bowling, completing
figures of 5/27.
Inverloch were all out for 96, a great win with
many players gaining confidence from their
Chasing a respectable score of 177 set by
Koonwarra the previous week things turned to
mush in the first over for the Sharks with Wade
Patterson being run out for a diamond duck.
The great man Carl Muscat and Dave Kenter
set about restoring order and had the Island
placed at 73 before Kenter skied one and was
caught for a consistent 27.
The great man Muscat followed soon after
making another solid 42 with the score at 78.
Walton managed 7 before being adjudged
LBW bringing Benny Caile to the crease.
Giving batsmen their opportunities meant
Dan Stevenson reached a PB of 4 and Zac Wag-
ner 1 leaving the Sharks now with an uphill
battle at 6/93.
Captain Young steadied the ship with Caile
getting the Sharks to 130 before Young skied
one bringing Johnny Johnston to the crease.
Johnston and Caile got the score to 145 be-
fore Caile fell to a ripping inswinger from Koon-
Alex Thompson wandered out and never
looked in doubt making a solid 3 not out sup-
porting Johnston’s 39 to bring the Sharks
home in a stoic display of batting to reach
9/191 securing top spot for C2.
Next week sees the Sharks travel to Leon-
gatha to take on last year’s premiers OMK in
an important match for the bottom grades and
a great opportunity for the side’s young players.
on rough pitch
In a solid team effort on day one of the C1
match, Island batsmen Mark Christopher 75
and Mick Cleary 64 contributed strongly to
set up a 277 run chase for Inverloch.
Phillip Island C1 captain Peter Cleary is
pictured after taking five wickets and bowl-
ing the Sharks to victory against Inverloch
U10, U12 and U14
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by Thursday, December 15, 2016.
PROOF TO ANNABEL
WESTERNPORT Field and Game held its No-
vember shoot on Sunday, November 20.
The day was a novelty shoot of 100 targets
shot from three grounds each with five stands.
A new format was tried and this caused a big
delay, due to the teams being unfamiliar with
the complexity in starting this type of shoot.
When it did start working smoothly the shoot
went very well, with some great targets shot
along with some good scores.
High Gun was awarded to Don Sgarbossa
with a score of 89.
AA Grade: 1st - Peter Onley 88, 2nd - Gary
Dimidis 88, 3rd - Rob Passarin 87.
A Grade: 1st - Billy Mioni 84, 2nd - John Ka-
maris 80, 3rd - Ash Moat 75.
B Grade: 1st - John Dudley 82, 2nd - Paul
Stevens 69, 3rd - Mason Little 68.
C Grade: 1st - John Wheeler 62, 2nd - Scott
Archer 48, 3rd - Steve Teweek 47.
Veterans: 1st - Tony Power 86, 2nd - Warwick
Cumberland 85, 3rd - Len Box 73.
Ladies: 1st - Deborah Bradley 72, 2nd - Mel-
ody Hogan 66, 3rd - Janet Miles 49.
Juniors: 1st - Michael Stevens 81, 2nd - Kassi
Moat 65, 3rd - Tom Opie 50.
Congratulations to Michael Stevens on shoot-
ing his first 25.
The case of shells was won by Vic Smith, and
the raffle prize, donated by Capeview Mitre 10,
Cowes, was won by Jeff Walton.
Westernport Field and Game’s next shoot is
the Christmas shoot on Sunday, December 18
consisting of 75 targets with nominations com-
mencing at 9.30am.
Clay target shooting is suitable for all ages
and fitness levels with juniors shooting for free.
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