Yellowtail Kingfish Fever

We’ll soon see if Yellowtail Kingfish are making their summer rounds into Bass Strait and Southern Port Phillip Bay…fingers crossed for our Kingfish fishing charters!

Yellowtail Kingfish are a species that has come back into the Melbourne region in good numbers. These fish are hard fighters and it’s a great experience to feel them on the end of a fishing rod. Fishing charters for these kingfish departing Sorrento will be available on the following dates, with an exclusive four passenger maximum per trip:

Yellowtail kingfish caught on Joe Farr Fishing Charters

Kingfish Charter dates 2013 with Joe Farr Fishing Charters:

23-27 Jan

6-10 Feb

21-25 Feb

7-11 March

23-27 March.

These trips do not have set departure times. Departure times vary daily depending on tidal strengths and ocean conditions.

Charters will consist of:

- targeting and catching bait

- locating and fishing for large kingfish in Southern Port Phillip Bay or Bass Strait

- trolling for smaller size kingfish in Bass Strait

Quality specialty gear to target these fish is supplied on board but you’re more than welcome to bring your own quality game fishing gear to test out on these brutes!


The price for these kingfish fishing trips are $200 per person or $800 to book the boat outright, so get a group together with a max of 4 people per trip.

The areas we fish for kingfish are not suitable for inexperienced boat owners not familiar with the local waters. It will be a valuable decision to come and fish with an experienced skipper and crew that are familiar with local waters.

Obviously this is fishing, and catching the kingies (in particular) can be unpredictable. Many times we hook them and don’t land them, other days we go fantastic, other days they don’t want to play the game. We might not catch fish on every kingfish trip but I know what I’m doing, I know the waters and I’ll try my best to get you hooked up!

Call me on 0488229752 to book in your dates or you can contact me via our online contact form here and I’ll get back to you when I’m not fishing.

So cross your fingers, think good weather, and let’s hope they make an appearance!

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 & 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 taking bluefin tuna ocean fishing trips off Portland Victoria during tuna season. Bookings essential on 0488229752 or contact Joe online here.

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