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Snapper & Whiting Charters

Snapper Fishing Charters on Port Phillip Bay

Covering an impressive 2000 square kilometres, the bay is more than an entrance to Melbourne’s busiest port: it’s an angling enthusiast’s haven.

Offering some of the best fishing in Victoria, this expanse of water is home to a wide range of marine species that appreciate its varying depths. While half of the bay is less than 8 metres deep, other sections feature extensive drop-offs and deep channels; this diverse underwater terrain forms the perfect environment for whiting, flathead, squid, Australian salmon – and snapper!

When it comes to snapper fishing charters, Melbourne anglers join Gamerec time and time again to gain access to some of the region’s best angling spots. If you have always wanted to catch a big snapper, Gamerec offers trips departing Sorrento and Queenscliff that are ideal for those who want to land this prized catch

Home of the Australian red snapper

As winter thaws and spring emerges, the waters of the bay begin to warm. This increase in temperature means bay conditions are favoured by migrating snapper; from October, schools of this popular fish begin to enter the shallower waters. By mid-November, it’s not uncommon for snapper numbers to swell by hundreds of thousands in the area – and this certainly doesn’t go unnoticed by keen anglers.

Gamerec offers fishing charters during peak season, as well as throughout autumn when bigger, heavier fish are often caught despite smaller numbers. We offer two different tours – a five-hour trip and an eight-hour trip – which are both suited to novice and experienced anglers alike. These tours provide keen fishermen with the opportunity to cast their line for prized red snapper on the bay, as well as a wide range of other game fish at angling locations that span the heads and Bass Strait.

Book a Melbourne fishing charter today!

When it comes to snapper fishing trips on Port Phillip Bay, Gamerec offers expert local advice, quality equipment and access to some of the bay’s best fishing locations.
Whether you are planning a group or corporate charter – or simply want to catch ‘the big one’ yourself – Gamerec can deliver a fishing experience like no other. For more information regarding our charters, diehard anglers can get in touch with us today on (03) 5258 2802.

Charter Prices

Our FishingCharter Rates include all Fishing Tackle, Bait, Rods, Reels and our crew will Scale, Clean and Bag all fish ready for the BBQ or Freezer.

5 Hour $130 pp
5 Hour – Private Charter $1560 – 12 pax
In season possible target species include Kingfish, Snapper, Gummy Shark, King George Whiting, Australian Salmon, Trevally, Sweep, Flathead, Barracouta, Calamari & Reef Species.  We do not target Shark on these trips.

 

6 Hour $150 pp
6 Hour – Private Charter $1800 – 12 pax
In season possible target species include Kingfish, Snapper, Gummy Shark, King George Whiting, Australian Salmon, Trevally, Sweep, Flathead, Barracouta, Calamari & Reef Species.  We do not target Shark on these trips.

 

8 Hour $190 pp
8 Hour – Private Charter $2280 pp
The 8 hour trips will chase the same species as mentioned in the 5 & 6 hour trips above, but on occasions when conditions allow and in season are also targeting shark such as Mako, Threshers, Gummies, 7 Gill and Blue Shark.

 


Looking For Fishing Tours That Access Melbourne's Best Angling Locations?

Unlike many Port Phillip charters that remain within the waters of the bay, Gamerec offers a unique angling experience. Our tours fish the bay, the heads and also Bass Strait, providing diehard fishermen with the opportunity to catch a broad range of game species.

If you are looking for fishing charters that explore Victoria’s best angling locations, get in touch with the team at Gamerec today. We offer group and corporate tours – and gift vouchers are also available.

If you would like to book one of our fishing trips in Melbourne, please give us a call today on (03) 5258 2802