THE big news this week was the bluefin haul off Port Fairy, with a 156.4kg southern bluefin tuna caught by Khal Kassao on Saturday.
It was the biggest to bluefin caught in Victoria, South Australia or Tasmania and came just days after Al McGlashan caught a record 154.6kg bluefin, breaking the 144.6kg record set just a week ago in the same waters.
Meanwhile, the Murray River is clearing and Murray cod are on the bite, with cod to 7kg and yellowbelly to 1kg taking dark-coloured lures at Swan Hill.
Cod to 95cm are taking lures at Robinvale and, at Wemen, cod to 80cm and yellowbelly to 1kg are being caught on lures and bait. Cod to more than a metre, with most 10-15kg, are being caught in deep water between Mildura and Wentworth on deep diving lures, spinnerbaits and bardi grubs.
Yellowbelly to 1.5kg are being taken on lures and shrimp.
The Wakool River at Kyalite has cod to 70cm and yellowbelly.
Lake Eildon is fishing well.
Anglers flat line trolling pink Tassie Devils are catching rainbow and brown trout to 1.3kg. Top spots include the mouth of Big River, the main arm, Italian Bay and the Woolshed.
Eildon Pondage is quiet but the Goulburn River at Thornton has trout to 700g taking maggots and worms.
Lauriston Reservoir is producing brown trout to 1kg on lures and size 12-14 Tom Jones and Woolly Bugger flies.
In the Western District, Doug Lucas reports Wurdiboluc Reservoir has brown and rainbow trout to 2kg taking lures and Woolly Bugger flies.
Lake Purrumbete is fishing well for rainbow trout to 1.5kg and brown trout to 6kg.
Flat line trolling pink or white Loftys or fishing with mudeyes under a bubble float are best.
Redfin about 500g are biting well on minnow and gudgeon.
At Lake Bullen Merri, rainbow trout to 2.2kg are smelting and being caught on flies.
Salmon to 2kg are being caught on bluebait and pilchards at Clifton, Gibsons Steps and Princetown beaches.
Southern bluefin tuna from about 15kg to 154.6kg are being caught from Port MacDonnell to Port Fairy. Trolling skirted lures and minnows the best methods.
Snapper to 7kg are being caught from Portland's Lee Breakwall. Hopkins River at Warrnambool is steady for bream to 30cm on shell.
Aire River is producing bream to 38cm on shrimp, scrubworms and spider crab.
In Port Phillip Bay, Mick Kaksa said pinkies to 2.5kg and bream to 36cm are being caught in the Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers on pilchard, bluebait, raw chicken and soft plastic lures.
Squid are prolific and taking artificial and baited jigs off Indented Head, Altona, Frankston and Olivers Hill.
Salmon to 1.5kg being caught off Altona, Frankston and Black Rock on metal lures, soft plastics and surface poppers.
Snapper to 6kg are moving in about 19m of water around Mt Eliza and Mornington.
Baits to use include squid, silver whiting and pilchards.
Silver trevally to 2kg and salmon to 1kg are taking pipi, mussel and lures in Queenscliff Harbour.
In South Gippsland, Western Port has calamari squid to 1.5kg taking baited and artificial jigs on Middle Spit and Flinders pier.
Woolamai Beach on Phillip Island has salmon to 1.5kg being caught on bluebait, whitebait fished with surf poppers.
Anderson Inlet is producing King George whiting to 35cm.
In the Gippsland Lakes, estuary perch and flathead are taking lures, and the Tambo and Nicholson Rivers are producing bream on prawn.
Metung jetties have bream taking spider crab and prawn.
At Lakes Entrance, salmon are being caught on lures on the beach and in the estuary.
Lake Tyers has bream, tailor and flathead. Luderick are biting on sandworm at Marlo, with bream taking prawn in the Brodribb River.
Bemm River has large bream taking sandworm, prawn and vibe lures, and the surf is yielding salmon and silver trevally.
Mallacoota Inlet has bream to 42cm and dusky flathead to 3kg taking yabbies and lures.