What a family fishing trip on the Mornington Peninsula can look like!

Hello! The kids are back at school and a sigh can be heard around Victoria, possibly a mix of parental relief and disappointment that the holiday season has drawn to a close. We took some awesome family trips out on the water during the school holidays and met some really cool little first time fisherdudes and dudettes who got super excited about their fishing… sorry Mum and Dad, it’s easy to get hooked for life! We look forward to seeing you every school holidays from here on in, haha. (At least dinner will most likely be taken care of.)

For those of you who are new to fishing with us, here’s what a family fishing trip can look like!

Little man with a shark fishing hat smiling at the camera as he motors along on his first fishing charter with the first morning light in the background

Little man wearing sun protection hat and glasses holding his very first freshly caught calamari aboard Joe Farr Fishing Charters.School holiday fishing adventure for this little boy courtesy of his family with his first fish!

Father and son fishing trip from Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula, posing for the camera on the charter boat after arriving back at the boat ramp to MumVisiting the Chinaman's Hat seal colony to do a bit of sightseeing for a little boy's birthday fishing trip

Joe and his crew and family fishing trip passengers aboard Seamphony at the Sorrento Boat Ramp

These images were sent through to us by little first time fisherman Patrick and his family along with these kind words from his Mum:

“We have told and raved about to so many peeps about you and John (what a gentleman)! Thank you Joe and John for giving Patrick such a fantastic experience. The boys had such s brilliant time. He proudly told us he caught over 30 fish including snapper, flat head and squid! Thank you for what you do, it’s such a gift to youngsters and the Young at Heart!” Thanks guys, really happy you enjoyed your trip and look forward to next time! To read more about the experiences of other families who have come on a charter with us click here

If you think this experience might suit your family then get in touch with us here to book a fishing trip!

Family friendly shark fishing with two children holding their swell shark catch in delightTwo kids hold seperate flathead they caught on Joe Farr Fishing Charters from Sorrento Melbourne and touch them together

There are a few long weekends coming up in March; 12 13 and 14 is Labour Day long weekend and the Easter long weekend 25th 26th 27th 28th March 2016. Call Joe on 0488229752 to arrange.

Exhausted children after their adventure holiday fishing day on Joe Farr Fishing Charters charter boat 'Seamphony'

Quick fishing update for the busy season: Whiting, squid and flathead have been relatively consistent fishing although of differing sizes although lately both squid and whiting have been a either on the bite or completely off. Early Jan had good schools of silver trevally earlier and Australian salmon as well. Kingfish fever has struck with 100 boats in a very small area and not much reward meaning we usually prefer to go charting new ground where possible!

I fish every day and it’s awesome to see the comings and goings of the different species and follow their movements. We are pretty lucky here to have such diverse and sustainable fisheries at Mornington Peninsula’s doorstep. From now through to April is some of my favourite fishing to be had until the weather gets cold, with really good variety and nice days. Looking forward to getting you out on the wide open 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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