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!

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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
Targeted Species

King George Whiting
Salmon (Australian)

Shark (Gummy)
Shark (Mako)

Snapper (Pink)
Snapper (Red)

Trevally (Silver)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Only on game fishing charters
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, 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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