Sunday
Aug102014

ANY FISH, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Charter Info, Bookings & Gift Vouchers

Ph: 0423 696 061

Booking Calendar: Click here for Charter Dates

Facebook: Facebook Think Big Fishing Page

Email: rushdale@hotmail.com

 

Think BIG Gift Vouchers:

 

Client Jason Jones with the results of a gift voucher present !!

Think BIG Gift Vouchers:

 

Some people maybe unaware that we also offer Think BIG Gift Vouchers for Snapper, Gummy Shark & Whiting/Squid Charters.

They make an ideal gift for partners or close friends.

Also with Christmas just a few short months away, a Think BIG Gift Voucher is a great suprise for a friend or family member.

Gift vouchers have 12 months validity from date of purchase.

These Gift Vouchers can be made out for one person or as a boat booking, depending on the clients requirements.

To enquire about a Think BIG Gift Voucher, just contact Shaun via the options below.

Ph: 0423 696 061

Email: rushdale@hotmail.com

Thanks,

TBC 

Sunday
Aug102014

Think BIG Guided Tuition Trips

ANY FISH, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Charter Info, Bookings & Gift Vouchers

Ph: 0423 696 061

Booking Calendar: Click here for Charter Dates

Facebook: Facebook Think Big Fishing Page

YouFishTV Online Store: YouFishTV & Think Big Clothing

Email: rushdale@hotmail.com

 

Guided Tuition Trips

 

Long before anyone in Melbourne offered these one on one tuition sessions.

Skipper Shaun Furtiere was showing clients the way to consistent results on many popular species.

Starting these sessions back in 2003, there has since been many clients who've been shown some proven methods and techniques for local fishing scenarios.

These tuition trips are about learning the ways of our local waters and species.

I offer these tuition guiding services on our charter boat teaching you those little tricks I've have picked up over 35 years plus of angling here in Melbourne.

These sessions are capped at a maximum of two persons per tuition trip.

Smaller groups allow more info to be explained in detail.

Weekdays are the best option for these sessions as weekends I'm on charter for the most part during the busier times of Sept until March each year.

A guided/tuition trip one on one with the skipper is a proven way of not only fast tracking future success's, it's also a very good way of learning the finer points to fishing in tidal situations.

These sessions provide many many points of fishing knowledge such as baits & rigs, along with detailed breakdown of using sounders & GPS to enhance your skills & overall boating knowledge.

GPS Marks are offered up to the client for future reference.

Good size Male Gummy Shark from Southern Port Phillip Bay

Quality Whiting from the Eastern Channel Western Port while on a Guide-Tuition trip

 

Learn more in a day than years of hit & miss !!

Some conditions do apply to these Guided/Tuition Sessions.

For anybody who has an interest in these personally Guided/Tuition trips,

Please contact Shaun via the links below for further information, pricing and availability.

 

ANY FISH, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Charter Info, Bookings & Gift Vouchers

Ph: 0423 696 061

Booking Calendar: Click here for Charter Dates

Facebook: Facebook Think Big Fishing Page

YouFishTV Online Store: YouFishTV & Think Big Clothing

Email: rushdale@hotmail.com

 

Thursday
Sep272012

Australia's Biggest Snapper Night

We've got a huge Snapper Night for the 16th October.

This is a one off chance to be able to ask questions from both Winga, Warren Carter, & Skipper Fruits.

A night of very useful information & proven methods for securing Snapper, both BIG Trophy fish & the School fish.

Details are below at bottom of pic.

Hurry & book now as seats are filling quickly !!

 

Thanks,

TBC

 

Friday
Sep232011

Spring snapper have moved into the ports...

It's Snapper Season in Melbourne!!

Please click this link for latest charter bookings & information:

 

Once again Melbournes premier angling species Snapper are moving in steadily into both Western Port & Port Phillip Bay. From this weekend until the week or so prior to Christmas Day, Think BIG Charters will be out as often as possible to find these excellent hard fighting & sometimes frustrating species for our clients.

Our Charter Booking Calendar has been updated with a huge list of avail dates added. We expect these to fill fast going on past seasons & ask interested clients to ring promptly to secure your seat, as once the 'Snapper Bite' heats up so to speak, many dates will be filled very quickly. Our Snapper Charters are a full 6 hour duration & can often run longer than this to offer even better value for money. We generally run our charters around the prime bite periods of first & last light. We also have a lot of night time charters that often see a better size class of Snapper. It's during the darker hours that on average the true trophy sized Snapper are encountered. We are the only charter service in Australia that runs 24/7 365 days a year.  Like our motto says ANY FISH, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

 

As Spring moves into the opening of Summer, BIG Gummy Sharks & the ever elusive School Sharks will start to show their presence & work their way into the Port to breed.

These will be another favourite species for us to seek out for our clients.

Mulloway too will also be available for the dedicated few who understand what is required for these shy silver fish.

Of course how could we forget the Fighting Whiting that are Inviting & Exciting when Biting.

Western Port is famous for these excellent eating spotted fish & will fish increasingly better for these from mid October through until June at least.

 

So it's all looking like a great season ahead everybody !!

Please click this link for latest charter bookings & information:

 

Have a great fishing season.

 

Cheers,

TBC

 

Saturday
Jul232011

Southside Marine Services

A Fresh, Active & Friendly Approach to Boat Servicing !!

In recent times we've had a few small tech issues with our vessel 'Think Big!'

Given the sheer amount of ongoing work it has done in recent months in sometimes trying conditions, we have needed from time to time the services of a mechanic ....'QUICKLY'

Enter Southside Marine Services, owned & operated by Alan Heib from Langwarrin.

As a well qualified and diverse mechanic of many areas, & also currently employed for a lengthy period within the massive Toyota group. He is also very well versed in the workings of major outboard brands such as Suzuki, Yamaha, Mercury, & Evinrude. In addition to this Alan also offers trailer & wheel bearing services.

Alan has recently opened up the doors to his business after doing many years of 'friendlys' and finally making the choice to go into more of a full on set-up.

With the red tide of Melbs fav Snapper just a mere 10 weeks away or so....It may be a good time to give Alan a call for any pre Snapper Season boat-motor-trailer servicing.

As he's mobile, it can often work very well with clients, as there's no need to tow your rig to a distant workshop or fight through traffic on the way home....

He is happy to help out where possible  his work is attractively priced, some of our Think Big clients who also own boats can attest to this, adding that Alan really went to lengths to ensure everything was operating perfectly.

Alan can be contacted on 0424 315 112

Here's one very happy skipper after a lovely set of new L.E.D Trailer lights were fitted to 'Think Big!' recently.

Cheers,

TBC

 

Monday
Jul112011

Think Big! is spreading the gospel on Gummy's

& Offering a Great Value Charter Service to our Clients!!

Recently we had the good fortune of well known & skilled angling/travel author Steve Cooper contact us. Here he is pictured above cradling a big grey girl prior to release.

Steve has accompanied us on a few trips now aboard Think Big & in the past, has had some memorable fishing sessions.

The purpose was to write up an article for readers of the popular Melbourne based Herald Sun newspaper. So it was that Steve interviewed Shaun as to some points & inner workings of successful Gummy Shark fishing within Western Ports tidal streams.

The article can be read here in full.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/special-reports/savvy-skipper-knows-the-whole-tooth/story-e6frf8uo-1226092304393

It has some very timely snippets of valuable information that will help to increase anyones success rate when targeting these smooth grey creatures of the port.

Also a warm hearted Thank You to all of our recent clients, many of whom are new & have experienced some great fishing. 

Cheers,

Think Big Crew

Sunday
Jun262011

Australian Egi Tournament Round 1 Hastings Vic

This weekend saw Winga & his fishing keen son Fin team up with Think Big! Team member Joe Fernand aboard the YOUFISH TV 620 Barcrusher.

The scene was set at Hastings harbour for Round 1 of the Australian Egi Tournament.

Competing against 15 other teams in round 1 of this catch & release Squid Tournament.

Below is a summary of how things panned out during the comp.

Sat 25th June:

Very proud of the boy today!

Fin got 3 of our 4 squid which was good enough to sit us (Team Shimano Bar Crusher) 2nd on the leaderboard at the end of day 1 only 100 gms behind the leading team of Little Hooker.

As teams arrived to weigh the position of 'first place' changed 3 times before the boys from little hooker finished the day off in first with a close follow into second with Team Shimano/Barcrusher with young 5 year old Finn claiming the heaviest squid in the bag for his team !!

Tomorrow is another day tho and the Aust Egi Tournament could still be won by anyone and man it's gonna be rough! We used Shimano Sephia jigs in size 3.0 - 3.5. Thanks Joseph Fernand for your patient camera work. Think BIG!

Sun 26th June:

Pushed as hard as I could for Fin today in some shocking conditions and did no good.

At no stage did he lose focus or give up, not once. My hero.

We finished 5th and Congrats to Team Little Hooker on winning the first WP Egi tourny. Thanks for all the encouragement over past few days cheers the Wing Boys.

Great to see a bit of interest from the local fisho's who had never seen an event like this before and the attraction of the 2 x 1000 litre tanks was a fair spectacle for the few who came past.

All Squid captured were weighed in Live & released soon after, with 100% success rate.

A proud moment for a very happy father with son 'Fin' 

 

In closing I'd just like to say that this professionally organised Egi Tournament was run very well & is a credit to the hard work of people like Paul Carter for doing many many hours of hard work to organize this event. Thanks also to Joe Fernand for the dilligence & camera work in some ordinary weather conditions.

Cheers,

Winga & 'TB' Crew 

 

Thursday
Jun022011

Think BIGGER than ever!

There have been some massive changes at Think BIG this past month with some of our crew moving on.  Sometimes a change is exactly what is needed to pump new energy and life into an already proven business to see it surge forward to new frontiers.  And that is exactly the case with the recent changes here at TBC.  I am proud to announce that our very popular and long-time skipper Shaun Furtiere has now bought into the TBC business and will now running the show fulltime. Shaun has proven himself over a very long time to be everything we need and want at TBC.  He is honest, hard working and professional.  But not only is he that, he is a highly experienced fisho who is as good as anyone we've ever had on the team.  His specialty is KG whiting, gummy sharks and snapper but he's pretty damn hot at tuna and squid too and his results over the past seasons have been absolutely first class.  Big fish and lots of them!  Shaun isn't just a gun fisho/skipper either he is also a wealth of knowledge when comes to boating, tackle and electronics and is genuinely excited about sharing all of it with those who ask, a trait that has made him a very popular with our customers.  IMO Shaun is a self-made man who is now realizing his dream of being a charter owner/operator because he wanted it more than anything, made sacrifces, survived adversity and finally because he earnt it after many years of loyal, hard work in the fishing tackle trade.  Well done mate, it's your turn to shine, now go knock 'em dead.

Here's to you Thinking BIG, Winga.

 

Wednesday
Jan192011

YOU FISH TV The RAW Episodes

HUGE NEWS! YouFishTV Melbourne is making an early return in 2011.

Series 4 will STILL start in March, BUT in the mean time we have agreed to air YouFishTV RAW starting as early as next week.

Thats 5 episodes of RAW fishing footage from the YouFishTV crew with no frills, no music, just hard core Melbourne fishing action.... Its gonna be wild fun ride on Ch C31 at 730pm Thursday nights real soon.

 

Cheers Fruity

Monday
Aug162010

Say NO to Marine Parks!

We are under fire people and we need you.  Please visit www.youfishtv.com.au for more detail and to see how you can make a difference.  Cheers Winga