Fishing Archive

Around the bay – Tuesday, January 19, 2021

With Jim’s Bait & Tackle The second week in January, the week where winter made a return to Westernport Bay, rain, cold and let’s not forget the wind! As bad as the weather has been this week, it is nothing like we had last

Around the bay – Tuesday, January 12, 2021

With Jim’s Bait and Tackle FISHING Westernport Bay can be a very different experience to where you would normally fish and those coming from Port Phillip bay or those who normally fish in the rivers soon learn a few adjustments are needed. The biggest

Around the Bay – Tuesday, January 5, 2021

With Jim’s Bait and Tackle FIRSTLY, happy new year to all our customers and again thank you for your support over the last 12 months. I think we were all hoping the sounding of the bell for the new year would bring a very

Around the Bay – Tuesday, November 17, 2020

With Jim’s Bait and Tackle WITH good weather days almost equalling the ordinary ones now together with Melbourne visitors allowed to come back, we are starting to see the lines at the boat ramps and 1.5m apart shoulder-to-shoulder on the jetties. While the growing

Young fisherman loses ute at Inverloch boat ramp

By Tom McNish THE long weekend was ruined for a young fisherman trying to launch his boat on the Inverloch Jetty on Sunday, November 1. Long-time Inverloch diver Rob Timmers had launched his boat earlier and aware low tide was at 7.32am. Rob said

Around the Bay – Tuesday, November 10, 2020

With Jim’s Bait and Tackle CUP weekend has been and gone and now it’s a downhill run to Christmas which is only a handful of weeks away. To say everybody can’t wait for the new year and a much better one ahead would be

Around the Bay – Tuesday October 27, 2020

With Jim’s Bait and Tackle AS I write this, it’s still unclear if we will have an influx of visitors from Melbourne over the Melbourne Cup weekend, traditionally the start of the busy season for businesses around the Island. While there is plenty of

Around the Bay – Tuesday, October 13, 2020

With Jim’s Bait and Tackle JUST to add a little more frustration to stock levels, there is a strike – work slow or wages dispute – on the docks which is holding up containers of not only fishing tackle stocks but affecting many other

Around the Bay – October 6, 2020

With Jim’s Bait and Tackle IT seems like only a few weeks ago we were clearing out our bait freezers to close the shop during the first lockdown when in reality it has been over six months. With the exception of the war years,

Around the Bay – September 22, 2020

Snapper quality high but calamari difficult By Jim’s Bait & Tackle WHILE things are a long way off the normal we all knew 12 months ago, the easing of restrictions this week and the re-opening of restaurants and cafes for sit down meals and

Marine Safety answers boating questions

OVER the last couple of weeks there has been a very noticeable police presence on the water and several customers have been a little confused with some of the things that they are being told when checked. We have also had a lot of

Around the Bay – Tuesday, September 8, 2020

With Jim’s Bait and Tackle SEPTEMBER means springtime, blossom, more sunshine, longer days, the start of the fishing season and one thing we seem to forget every year – wind. Early spring is traditionally one of the windiest times of the year and because

Around the Bay – August 18, 2020

With Craig Edmonds of Jim’s Bait and Tackle San Remo There are plenty of people that live in this area that travel every day to Melbourne metro to work but with the current lockdowns in Melbourne they are unable to work, so are looking