Summer fishing – hot hot hot!

Welcome to Summer, our peak fishing season here in Victoria! The heat is finally on and summer fishing 2013 is booming along nicely, with a great range of fish being caught. After a long haul of wind chill it finally seems like summer has decided to come to the party and customers can enjoy blue skies as well as some great fishing from Sorrento and Queenscliff.

As usual Port Phillip Bay has the premium fishing for the area, with King George Whiting are fishing well in Port Phillip Bay, plenty of good sized flathead and silver trevally are going crazy… with some catch and release sessions of well over 150 fish!

Mixed bag of whiting, silver trevally and flathead

There are some big salmon around with some monster mackerel mixed in amongst them… fishing is good at the moment with Joe Farr Fishing Charters!

I’ve also been taking charters offshore through the Rip at Port Phillip Heads into Bass Strait where the bluespot flathead have arrived and the shark fishing is good in calm conditions. Think flathead fishing is boring? You’ll think again when you see these whoppers, and they are one of my favourite fish to eat along with King George Whiting, which have been showing up in good size lately of up to 50cm.

Bluespot Flathead Bass Strait

Bluespot Flathead

Blue spot flathead caught on Joe Farr Fishing Charters
Nick and a blue spot flathead

Keith with some nice King George Whiting

Needless to say we’ve been having a few more BBQ’s than usual with all the fresh fish we have been catching, and we enjoy sending our customers home with their cleaned and filleted catch so they can do the same!


Rye local John with family and friends from Sydney and their mixed bag of whiting, trevally and flathead

We’re super busy down here on the Mornington Peninsula at the moment so if you’re thinking of booking your trip I’d recommend choosing your dates quickly.  Make a booking HERE or call on 0488229752. If you’ve already booked a charter with us for January or February make sure you allow extra time to get here and allow for parking.

Collin and a thresher shark

Reef fish on a family fishing trip from Sorrento

Wrass and a Sergeant Baker!

See you on board!

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. Also available for non-fishing boat charter. Bookings essential on 0488229752 or contact Joe online here.


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