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2020 Nov 14 Fishing Portland – Big Gummy Shark

Portland. Saturday I had a work meeting to attend in Portland so I could not help my self and took my boat along. We started fishing 4km straight out from harbour in 20m of water and after many barber perch, undersized pinky’s around 8am we managed a gummy that was...

2020 June 27 – watch how much fun kids have catching Tuna

Watch Brett Reed with the crew catching tuna this weekend. It is amazing how much fun kids can have fishing and not playing XBOX!

2020 June 27 Happy Fisherman Chasing Tuna

A quick call from my friend Brett on Friday night was enough for me and Jerry to get up at 3am, drive for 3 hours towards Portland and try to catch some Tuna. There is lots of tuna at the moment from Apollo Bay all the way to Portland and beyond. We where on the water...

2020 Feb 17th fishing – Lorne Pier

Lorne pier - big king George whiting. I was not able to post lately as I had a deadline for editing “Postcards” magazine. All done - published and printed. Now I have to wait till Wednesday to get my boat back as I had to replace the hydraulic tilt. In meantime, I...

2020 Feb 5th – Fishing Apollo Bay

Take a shot! Me, Adrian and his son AJ, took of to Apollo Bay to scan around for some Tuna. We did a run all the way to Airley's Inlet, scanned around the Fad's, seen many charters and other boats, but we seen no action. Six hours later on the way back we made a stop...

2019 Oct 24th Barwon Heads

Sometimes is to windy to be on the boat, so surf fishing will do! 🙂

Quick look at Lorne Boat Ramp

This video should give you an idea how difficult is to launch your boat at Lorne.

Video – Fishing Lorne Pier – July 3rd 2019

A short video of the day at Lorne Pier

2019 July 3rd – fishing Lorne pier

Not a PPB but a preparation for tomorrow’s gummy session at mud island. We left 7am this morning to chase some salmon for bait. Destination- Lorne. As we approached the rocks, just before you enter Lorne, disappointment- water was way to high, breaks, and still 2hours...

2019 June 7th Portland

Quick update on Portland - If you think you are doing something wrong if you not hooking up any Tuna - "you don't"! We were there friday and saturday, trolling cape bridgewater 50m, 70m, 80m up and down. Lots of bird activities, dolphins and million of seals. Lots of...

2019 May 18th Portland – Day “2” Video

A quick Video on our day "2" in Portland chasing tuna!

Quick Video Of – Portland – Day One

Fishing Portland with Friends. We got no Tuna, but we had lots of fun! Quick preview of day one.

2019 17th May – Fishing in Portland

 A quick run whats going on in Portland. We fished the waters on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A friend, Will, came along with his crew for the first time and of we go to Horse Shoe and continental shelf. Friday got really choppy out there, white caps everywhere, so...

2019 April 11th fishing at Portland

We left Tuesday morning for Portland so we can fish Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday we had of past Lawrence rock towards the Cape Bridgewater but after one hour we decided we are going back as the swells where way to big. We went close to Lee Brakewater and managed...

2019 Jan 10th – Happy Fisherman At Apollo Bay

Just a quick report around state. Yesterday we left PointCook at 3 am straight for Apollo bay. By 7am we where at 30m depth in front of Ottaway light house. Bit rough tide on the Ovi’s 5.8TAB, but nothing to worry about. As we got there we started - 2 gummy’s, few...

2019 Jan 6th – Happy Fisherman at Loch Sport

We waited for a new moon faze and of we went. Straight to Loch Sport on Gippsland Lakes. We got there around 6pm so we had few hours to kill on the surf. We managed few nice flattys and a 2kg salmo. As the dark approched, we went straight to Wilson Point. Pich dark,...

2018 april 21st – Portland

Quick Something out of ppb. Portland. We fished yesterday early morning. Fished the 70-100m but no tuna. Took of at the kinks point in500m and manage 10 albacore still no tuna. We did hit the shelf, seen some whales, but again no tuna. Abou 5pm we where at...

2018 april 1st Lakes Entrance

Just for a change - holiday in Lakes Entrance lots of active fishing. First day just past Kalimna inside the lake lots of tailor and few salmon. All on soft plastic. Tailor not they big 25cm-32cm. Today over the bar and straight out for 8-9 km....

Tootgarook Boat Ramp

A quick look at Tootgarook Boat Ramp

Quick look at Lorne Boat Ramp

This video should give you an idea how difficult is to launch your boat at Lorne.

Rye Boat Ramp

Adding to our web collection is Rye Boat ramp. The video below is for educational and safety reason, i hope it gives people an idea what to expect if they never been there. Cheers

2019 March 16th – Bermagui

Not a PPB report today but hopefully it will help some of the people in the group that never have been to Bermagui. I just been there this weekend for a funeral and i quick did a fly over harbour so hopefully you get the feeling what to expect when you launch your...

2020 Dec 15th – Happy Fisherman Fishing Portarlington

Last minute decision and Jerry came straight from work on the boat. About 7pm we where at Portarlington old channel, fishing the edge. Few nice pinky’s, one really nice flatty, and around 8.30 our biggest snapper this season. It took a fillet of frozen yakka that I...

2020 Dec 12th – Fishing Portarlington

Today it was should I stay or should I go. At 6pm we left Werribee and went straight to the Portarlington old channel. We fish the edge of the channel in 10m depth. As we got there it started. First 2 fish where cracker pinky’s, and then lots of small throw back ones....

2020 Nov 30th – Fishing with Steve Van

There are few pics from Monday 30th Nov. I get a phone call from my music buddy - nice day let's go fishing. I was in middle of doing the website for Huntington's Victoria - but what is more important? We got on the water at lunch time and went straight out from...

2020 Nov 27th – Fishing Mud Island Slimy’s

Pinnace channel - slimy is going crazy. We bagged out in les than one our and they are little bit bigger than the one from Werribee 20m depth[dnxte_masonary gallery_ids="8107,8108,8109" dnxte_show_title_and_caption="off" _builder_version="4.7.4"...

2020 Nov 25th – Fishing Port Phillip Bay Snapper

25th Nov - i did two trips to 20m mark from Werribee. First me and Mima left at 10am and back by 2pm. We had a low start but as the tide turned action started. Lots of Slimy Mackerel, Yakkas and undersized flaty's. We where having fun catching Slimy's, and as we where...

2020 Nov 21st – Fishing Port Phillip Bay

Big day out for me. First around 10am I went on a search for some slimy and after I got few dozens I got out. Then as I promised my friend Misha that I will take him snapper fishing, around 5pm after he finished his work we where on the water. I went from Werribee to...

2020 Nov 18th – Fishing Mud Island

18th Nov - I left - with my happy fisherman colleague Zoran - Werribee about lunchtime and went straight to mud island. We where trying hard for squid, but only got couple. Then we anchor at my gummy mark in 11m at Pinnace channel, and all I can say the bottom was...

2020 Nov 14 Fishing Portland – Big Gummy Shark

Portland. Saturday I had a work meeting to attend in Portland so I could not help my self and took my boat along. We started fishing 4km straight out from harbour in 20m of water and after many barber perch, undersized pinky’s around 8am we managed a gummy that was...

2020 Nov 10th Fishing Portarlington

If you struggled to get snapper last 2 days - i'm joining the club! Sunday i went from 4am -18m of Werribe, P2, Altona - home by 11am with no luck. Yesterday -Monday - we went to Clifton Springs for whitting. Lots of them - way too small. Then we scan around the...

2020 Nov 3rd Fishing Port Phillip Bay

“One” - that’s all for us this afternoon. We left Werribee at 2 30pm and as we got to 9m it star to blow his guts. I did a U turn and went towards Poin Cook raaf base 7m. We tried for an hour, but, not even a banjo. As north wind did not bother me much on this side of...

2020 Nov 2nd Fishing Port Phillip Bay

Early start. Boat ramp choc-block on a nice morning like this. Me and Zoran had of to Portarlington old channel and managed few nice panny's. Most of them we got on squid wings Cheers [dnxte_masonary _builder_version="4.7.4" _module_preset="default"...

2020 Nov 1st Fishing Portarlington

Today’s (Sunday)trip was a bit all over the place. We where first at Point Cook around 2.30pm trying for squid, but the water was not just dirty, it was mud. Then I went across to Portarlington shallows as is still in my 25km. Just around the mussel farm, few boats...

2020 Oct 28th Fishing Black Rock

Long day at Black Rock and no much to show. We got there 7.30am and pinky’s where terrorizing us. We managed only 2 that where Ok, the rest had to go back. As per Yakkas, we only got half a dozen. Then one Pike, 2 king George, I snotty travelly and few rock cods....

2020 Oct 23rd – Fishing Port Phillip Bay

3rd time lucky. Since black tick from my house showed 23km we launche in Altona and got to my mark. At first nothing, but burley hard did the trick. Not a massive fish but still nice to open the season. Jerry was over the moon to start the season! It took half silver...

2020 Oct 21st – Fishing Port Phillip Bay

Wednesday - we took off early to Portarlington old channel. Lots of boats around but no action. Only small pinkys and small flattys - no keepers. Then i cut across to Altona - same story. By 12 we where in front of Point Cook chasing squid. We managed a dozen but it...

2020 Oct 20 – Fishing Port Phillip Bay

More Catch-ups After bad start Monday morning as my engine tilt would not work, thanks to Mic’s marine I was ready to go out today. Left Werribee around 7nish and went strait to Prince George. It was quiet slow and we only got 2 squid. As we couldn’t go to StLeonatds...

2020 July 25th – Fishing Clifton Springs

Quick update. Wednesday 22nd July 2020 - I went 3pm straight to st Leonard’s but when I got there the wind end up double the predicted. I took shelter at Portarlington beetween the first yellow mussel farm stick (one closer to the ramp) and land. Managed quiet few...

2020 July 16th – Underwater footage at St Leonards

A quick underwater video from the 16th July 2020 at St Leonards. Few Leather Jackets  turned into thousands, and later a big shark passing by. Depth - 6m.

2020 July 8th – Fishing Cape Shank

Wednesday 8th of July- I use the opportunity to go in Bass Straight and scan or sight some activities and see if tuna is still around. I went in 50m depth towards Cape Shank. Nothing, just dolphins playing around. I did scan some activity in 40m depth. Nothing would...

Photo Gallery December 2019

Time to Catch Up on Happy Fisherman's activities! A quick collection of photos by Happy Fisherman reflecting some moments in time. This is a good indication of what was biting at the time so hopefully gives an idea what species to chase in particular months of the...

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