Magnet Fishing Charters - Melbourne

Beach Road
Melbourne VI, Australia

Magnet Fishing Charters is a business built by fisherman for fisherman. Fishing and hunting Victorian waterways his whole life, Captain Jason Farrugia will take you to the best areas for each species on offer. Based out of Melbourne from mid August to the end of March, they will put you on the best species for the time of year.

Fishing in a custom built offshore weapon that has a fully functional working deck space with two powerful motors, you can fish in safety and comfort on the most stable fish finding craft in the Victorian fleet. You’ll be put on the hot-spots using the most up to date electronics, and the boat’s on-board toilet will give peace of mind to everyone in your group.

Using high quality equipment on all charters, the team at Magnet Fishing Charters use specialised gear for all species. For instance, you can target the powerfully aggressive Mako, which is caught using 15 and 24 kg stand up Game tackle attached to your harness in order to give you the experience of a lifetime and push you to your limits. They are caught January to April in the local waters of Melbourne, as they travel through the Bass Strait.

Otherwise, you can try catching the infamous Port Phillip Snapper,which is in season September to April. The Magnet Fishing Charters boat crew will make sure you catch plenty of old man Snappers using top class rods, reels, line, lures and live bait.

While fishing in these waters you can also catch Flathead, Whiting, Pinkies and Southern Calamari, which are not only great to eat, but you can also have fun while spraying your mates with their ink!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Game Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 222
    per person
    5 persons minimum
    Fish for the powerful Mako Shark between January and April as it enters the waters close to Melbourne. We supply all trolling lures jigs and stickbaits for these premier gamefish all with quality tackle and terminals.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Bay Trip - AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 111
    per person
    5 persons minimum
    These half day bay trips showcase the amazing waters of Port Phillip Bay. On these trips we target the best seasonal species including Flathead, Pink Snapper, Calamari and Whiting,using specialised gear and tackle for each species. We use the freshest bait and quality tackle on all charters and your crew are professional fisherman who like nothing more than to see you bent.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Bay Trip - PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    US$ 111
    per person
    5 persons minimum
    Fish for local species in Port Phillip Bay such as Whiting, Pink Snapper, Flathead, Calamari and more.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

King George Whiting
Salmon (Australian)

Shark (Gummy)
Shark (Mako)
Snapper (Pink)
Snapper (Red)

Trevally (Silver)

Boat Specs

Hydrofield (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2015. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha Inline 4 Cylinder engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

29 ft
10 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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:
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Jason Farrugia
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Member since April 2015
Captain Jason is a renowned expert on all local species, who has fished with his father, grandfather and uncle since the age of two. He has a list of trophy captures and releases to his name and takes pride in giving 100 % commitment and effort to all who step on board. The Magnet team, comprising of Captain Jason and his partner Julieann DeBrincat, is flexible to fish all Victorian waters. Your captain is a fully licensed Master 5 with MED 3 qualifications and level 3 first aid. Your safety and well being is paramount to us. His personal best catches include a 145 kg Southern Bluefin Tuna, a 133 kg Mako Shark, and a 135 kg Striped Marlin.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%

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