Summer fishing, Sorrento style

Summer season is here again and it’s been mighty hot! It’s been really busy down here on the Mornington Peninsula, with fires down on the Great Ocean Road near Lorne sending many a holiday maker over this way instead in the week after Christmas, leaving the beaches packed with people from McCrae, Rosebud, Tootgarook and Rye through to Blairgowrie, Sorrento and Portsea. This translates to a lot of boating action and people enjoying themselves on the water as well, so we’ve had a mix of bay fishing and ocean fishing to step away from the hustle and bustle.

Bagged out on kingfish - happy client aboard Joe Farr Fishing Charters

Fishing has been good with whiting, flathead, silver trevally, calamari and Australian salmon in decent numbers. As always, it’s fishing so some days it takes a little longer than others to get the job done but we haven’t yet failed to send everyone home with a feed (touch wood) and have had some stellar reviews come in. Gotta love it when people take the time out of their busy lives to drop us a line and get in touch with feedback! Cheers guys. You can read some of our recent feedback -> -> -> here. (Click!)

Two brothers both hooked up on fish during an ocean fishing trip in Bass Strait Victoria

We’ve had a good mix of beginners and experienced anglers this summer season, quite a few families getting the boat to themselves for a family day out for something fun to do over the school holidays. It’s awesome to see kids begin to realise, hey I can do this! You can pinpoint the moment they’re hooked for life. A lot of family members are enjoying catching up with each other out on the water as well. The crew pictured here had the boat to themselves as a surprise birthday gift for one of the fellas’ birthdays, with his best mate along for the trip too. Major brownie points there, I’m pretty sure most of us would be happy with that birthday present!

Group whiting fishing trip - three charter passengers wtih two King George whiting each smiling at the skipper

A few kingies around, not too many as yet but some lucky passengers who were open minded on what they wanted to target have lucked out and we’ve got onto a school or two. Sometimes it pays to just get out there on charter and if the tide, wind and bait gods decide they’d like to work together then we’ll have a go for them among other fishing. It’s good fun! (Book a fishing trip here)

Happy customer aboard Joe Farr Fishing Charters off Sorrento with a kingfish caught in Bass Strait

If you’re thinking about getting out on the water then get in quick, January is a busy month and I’m fielding a lot of phone calls. Contact us to enquire or book here or call on 0488229752 and if it goes to voice mail then leave a message (with your number!) and I’ll get back to you once I’m off the water

Tight lines!


JOE FARR FISHING CHARTERS is a professional bay and ocean fishing charter  for small groups of up to 6 people. Joe Farr Fishing Charters operates in Port Phillip Bay, 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. 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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