It’s time to have the adventure of a lifetime and join The Reel Thing Charters for an awesome trip out on the water. Captain Mark Ratchford has decades of experience and is the only captain to have fished the entire Australian coast in a 5-month journey. You know you’ll be in capable hands with him.
Step on board his 28’ Axium, recently restored in 2018, which is ready and raring to go. This great vessel can comfortably fit groups of 8 people. Whether you are celebrating one of life’s milestones, having a big family vacation, or a work team building, this is the perfect boat for you.
With twin 175 HP Mercury engines on board and full navigational equipment, you are sure to be on the fish before you know it. The fishfinder, paired with Capt. Mark’s extensive knowledge of the area, will give you the best chance to catch your dream fish.
Species available are huge and include Australian Salmon, Snapper, Flathead, Snoek, Rock Cod, and Gummy Sharks. Whether this is your first fishing trip or your hundredth, you are sure to have a blast during your trip.
You’ll have the opportunity to try a variety of techniques – let the captain know what you would like to do, and, depending on the season and which species you wish to target, he’ll advise accordingly.
Children are welcome on board – they are sure to have some incredible stories after the trip to tell all their friends back at school.
Included in the price are all rods and reels that you’ll need for the trip. You are welcome to bring along your own refreshments on the day. Alcohol is allowed in moderation but strictly no hard spirits or glass bottles.
Contact the captain for trip policies. Notify in advance if you have a medical condition. Note that the departure time and place depend on the weather and they can be changed.
There is no better time to book – join the crew of The Reel Thing Charters on the water today for an unforgettable fishing trip.
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About this listing
Axium (Commercial) originally built in 1995, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 175HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.
Types of fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Melbourne Fishing Calendar
FAQs about The Reel Thing Charters – St Kilda
- AU $1,800 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
- AU $1,800 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
- Toilet Porta potty in cabin with curtain
- GPS Garmin & Lowrance
- Fishfinder Garmin & Lowrance
- Ice Box
- Sonar Garmin
- Rods, reels & tackle
- First Mate
- Inshore Fishing (Port Phillip Bay, Victoria)
- Nearshore Fishing (Port Phillip Bay, Victoria)
- Light Tackle
- Heavy Tackle
- Bottom Fishing
- Drift Fishing
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Cod (Breaksea)
- King George Whiting
- Salmon (Australian)
- Shark (Gummy)
- Snapper (Pink)