Fishing Archive

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

Around the Bay – Tuesday, July 21, 2020

With Jim’s Bait and Tackle GENERALLY, this time of the year is difficult enough to put a report together but COVID-19 has made it even harder this year with no traffic coming out of Melbourne. It is the same for all the local businesses

Around the Bay – July 14, 2020

With Jim’s Bait and Tackle OUR last report was a couple of weeks ago and things were looking positive for the season ahead with many businesses opening again and planning for summer holidays. How quickly things can change in a very short amount of

Around the Bay – June 30, 2020

  With Jim’s Bait and Tackle WITH the shortest day behind us, it can only be up hill from here. Would be great if that was the case, but as we all know July/August will probably bring some colder weather and a bit of

Around the Bay – Tuesday June 23, 2020

By Jim’s Bait and Tackle TO say this year has been challenging for many would be an obvious understatement and just when many were to get back to work in hospitality, another hiccup. In business you learn to adapt and take challenges head on,

Rare whale washed up near Venus Bay

THE community has been warned to stay away from a remote beach location at Venus Bay after a Pigmy Sperm Whale was washed up on the beach. Fisheries has issued a warning that the carcass may attract sharks and have warned people from entering

Around the Bay 25-3-2020

AS I write this report, Sunday/Monday morning, I know by the time it finds its way to the paper things will probably be much different. We are at this stage going to be able to stay open but expect that will change over the

Around the Bay 17-3-2020

With Jim’s Bait and Tackle ADD sunshine, light winds and no rain and it’s amazing how people get a smile on their face, seem to forget about all that is happening around the place and just get out and do things. The opposite is,

Around the Bay 11-3-2020

With Jim’s Bait and Tackle OVER the long weekend we had a customer who had moved from overseas to Australia for work six months ago. He had come down to the island for the weekend and dropped in to get some supplies. While he

Around the Bay 3-3-2020

With Jim’s Bait and Tackle THAT’S another summer been and gone and if you blinked you actually missed it with one of the most inconsistent seasons we have seen since taking over the shop. We had a few good patches but overall, it was