Melbourne Spring fishing at its best

It’s been a while between posts again so let’s catch up with some videos from recent trips (see below). For those of you wanting to cut to the chase, call to arrange your charter or Christmas gift vouchers on 0488229752 or 0418306431 or contact us here.

Winter fishing is great here in Melbourne and the fish don’t mind the cold.. but I just loove that springtime fishing. Waiting and testing for if the snapper run is coming into the bay, warmer days, a bit of rain here and there. It’s a season of change and once the snapper are here (and they are) they’re around for months and we’ve been onto a great variety of fish including whiting, squid, flathead, trevally, Aus salmon, garfish… As always, I am aware how LUCKY we are to be able to live here and fish the abundant waters of Southern Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait. Fishing here is diverse and while we see some of the major players regularly (whiting, calamari, flathead, snapper) no two days are ever the same and that’s what makes it awesome. Here is a snapshot of the kind of things we’ve been fishing for last few months, plus a few videos created for clients of their catch with footage from our new Go Pro hire option (we’re getting technical these days!):


Family whiting fishing trip from Sorrento, with a child holding King George whiting targeted by our charter

King George whiting… well done buddy!

This video is from a whiting fishing trip in southern Port Phillip Bay and should give you a good idea what a fishing charter when the whiting are on can be like. We cater to all experience levels so it can be great to get some mates together and book a fishing charter even if they aren’t all keen fishermen… we just might convert a few!


Snapper fishing at its best with two big snapper caught aboard one of our fishing trips from Melbourne's Sorrento

When they’re on, it’s great fun and makes the bleary-eyed early start worthwhile! This snapper fishing video from Port Phillip Bay shows how peaceful it can be out there even when fish are on.

FAMILY TRIPS: We’ve been doing lots of private family fishing trips in the afternoons, with trips designed for families with younger kids. They are going down a treat and we get fantastic feedback from parents who tell us how much their whole family actually really enjoyed doing THE SAME THING! This footage is actually from earlier in the year but it’ll give you a good idea of what a private family Melbourne fishing trip can look like, and we are coming into a similar time of year now as when this was filmed. We do offer fishing charter gift vouchers for Christmas and birthdays so if your little ones would enjoy an adventure, get in touch with Em on 0418306431 to arrange or via the contact form HERE. Last minute is ok too.. we can email them to you!

We went OS to visit family for a few weeks this year. Of course, managed to fish almost every day for Sockeye salmon. It was nice to get away and take our little one fishing in the same spot I learned to fish when I was the same age.

Mount Rainier the volcano resides over the city of Seattle

Fishing with this view never gets old

Father and son fishing on the dock in Seattle's Puget Sound, far from Melbourne Australia where Dad operates his fishing charter from Sorrento Victoria!

True quality time

If you’d like to book in some quality time with yours, get out on the water yourself, or arrange fishing charter gift vouchers in time for Christmas give us a call on 0488229752 or contact us HERE to arrange your time on the water, doing one of the most enjoyable things in the world… FISHING! Bring on SUMMER! Tight lines, Joe Last Minute Vouchers? Send them fishing picture with a man with snapper and a woman with a yellowtail kingfish  JOE FARR FISHING CHARTERS is a professional ocean and bay fishing charter for small groups. Joe Farr Fishing Charters takes fishing trips bay fishing in Port Phillip Bay, ocean fishing in Bass Strait & takes charters in the Rip around Port Phillip Heads. Joe takes fishing trips from Melbourne’s must-see Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula and also Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula, about an hour south of Melbourne Victoria. Gift vouchers are available year round. Fishing for what’s biting best in the bay and ocean, plus sport, game and local fishing for food. Also available for non-fishing boat charter. Bookings are essential on 0488229752 or contact Joe online here.

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