What’s biting: Summer kingfish trips from Sorrento, Melbourne!

Customer holding a decent yellowtail kingfish, our first big one for the seasonTwo small Melbourne yellowtail kingfish caught aboard Joe Farr Fishing Charters from Sorrento

Girl holding a Kingfish caught aboard Joe Farr Fishing Charters

Hey all! Here are some pics from the last few days of kingfishing. Not too shabby! For the uninitiated, kingfish are one of those ‘bucket list’ fish and fishing for them is some of the most exciting fishing the Sorrento area has to offer. They come into the area early in January and the bigger ones are usually caught a little later in the season. No matter the size, they fight hard and they fish smart, which means fishing for them is real fishing, where you lose as many as you land, keeping many anglers coming back for that one that got away! Our strike rate has been pretty good so far and customers are loving fishing for the smaller kingies on lighter line while we try for the bigger Melbourne kingfish as well. Once hooked they are a fantastic fish to fight and bring in. Interested in a trip? Call 0488229752

For booking info for kingfish charters call on 0488229752 – try to get a group of 4 together and you’ll have the best chance of getting your preferred date

Mixed bag of good sized King George Whiting and flathead from Sorrento on the Mornington PeninsulaTriple hookup of flathead caught aboard Joe Farr Fishing Charters during summer

We’ve been fishing through December with good results on whiting, calamari, blue-spot flathead, sand flathead, trevally, gummy shark and snapper. As usual not too many posts during the busy season, there’s only so much time in the day! Now time to turn attention to the kingies as well as doing some more of the same; the good thing about Melbourne’s southern Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait area is that you can be fishing for big game sport fish one second and decide to try for whiting or calamari the next, and all going well you can do it in the one trip.

My kingfish charters are kept to 4 people only so that we can chase these fish all around the boat without getting tangled in a crowd! It helps to be a little flexible on your availability as they are tide dependant fish so the start times for trips will vary, which is why I take expressions of interest and put together trips made from this. To jump on board with us call me on 0488229752. We’ve still got some weekends free in Feb at this stage but lots of enquiries so first in best dressed, and getting your preferred date is a lot easier if you can get a group of 4 together, plus you will have the boat to yourselves.

For Booking info for Melbourne kingfish charters (departing Sorrento) with us click HERE

As usual, tight lines!


JOE FARR FISHING CHARTERS is a professional bay and ocean fishing charter exclusively for small groups. Joe Farr Fishing Charters operates in Port Phillip Bay, Bass Strait & takes charters in the Rip around Port Phillip Heads. Joe Farr Fishing Charters departs from Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula and Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula, about an hour south of Melbourne Victoria. Fishing for what’s biting in bay and ocean, sport, game and local fishing for food. Also available for non-fishing boat charter. Bookings essential on 0488229752 or contact Joe online here.

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