Explore Mornington Peninsula with I’m Hooked Fishing Charters! Operated by an experienced guide, Captain Mal, you can spend an amazing day on the water, catching delicious fish. The captain usually departs from Carrum but he covers a wide area with his trips. You can stay in Port Phillip Bay, visit the nearby Western Port Bay Hastings, the small seaside town Flinders, or go offshore to Bass Straight for amazing Tuna and Shark fishing.

You’ll be fishing on our brand new custom-built vessel in 2022 from Impact Boats. It is made from HDPE which will be the future of all commercial boats going forward, the ride is super soft and quiet being made from High-Density Polyethylene, its 28’ long this extremely fast and stable vessel which has a full walk-around cabin giving customers plenty of room to fish comfortably, and a small cabin with a canopy for protection from the elements, which can accommodate up to 9 guests on bay and offshore trips. The boat has top-notch Simrad navigational equipment and she’s powered by twin 250 HP Mercury Sea Pro engines. It features all the fishing equipment, including trolling equipment for Tuna, as well as a plumbed toilet.

Depending on your fishing grounds, your possible catch will vary. Captain Mal specializes in catching Snapper and it’s probably the most popular target on any trip. You can also go after Mako and Gummy Shark, Wrasse, Flathead, King George Whiting, Squid, Flathead, Tuna, and more. With so many different fish, there are also lots of techniques you can use to catch them, so the action always brings something new.

You’ll be provided with Daiwa and Penn rods and reels and a variety of lures. Just remember to pack your food and drinks for the day and don’t forget to purchase your fishing license!

The area around the Mornington Peninsula and Portland always delivers great fishing action. To get the most out of this fishing haven, take a trip with I’m Hooked Fishing Charters!



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  • Shared trip
    5 Hour Trip – Snapper (5 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31
    $230
    Fish in some of the best locations in Port Phillip Bay and Western Port Bay! We will advise you where we are departing from, Carrum Launching Way, Mornington Boat Ramp, Hastings Boat Ramp or Stony Point Boat Ramp Typical catches are Snapper, Flathead. This is a shared adventure and can fish up to 9 people so other anglers will join you on the boat. To have your own charter look at our other charters for booking the boat.
  • Shared trip
    5 Hour Trip – Snapper/Whiting/Squid
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $230
    This 5-hour trip gives you the flexibility to fish for Snapper, Whiting, Flathead, and Squid. You will start with the species that the captain believes will be the best to catch first, and once you are all happy with what you have caught, you will then target the other species of fish that is available in the area. You will be leaving from Hastings or Mornington.
  • Shared trip
    5 Hour Trip – Snapper/Whiting/Squid
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $230
    This 5-hour trip gives you the flexibility to fish for Snapper, Whiting, Flathead, and Squid. You will start with the species that the captain believes will be the best to catch first, and once you are all happy with what you have caught, you will then target the other species of fish that is available in the area. You will be leaving from Hastings or Mornington.
  • Shared trip
    Snapper (10 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31
    $230
    Fish in some of the best locations in Port Phillip Bay and Western Port Bay! We will advise you where we are departing from, Carrum Launching Way, Mornington Boat Ramp, Hastings Boat Ramp or Stony Point Boat Ramp. Typical catches are Snapper, Flathead. This is a shared adventure and can fish up to 9 people so other anglers will join you on the boat. To have your own charter look at our other charters for booking the boat.
  • Shared trip
    Snapper (3 PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31
    $230
    Fish in some of the best locations in Port Phillip Bay and Western Port Bay! We will advise you where we are departing from, Carrum Launching Way, Mornington Boat Ramp, Hastings Boat Ramp or Stony Point Boat Ramp. Typical catches are Snapper, Flathead. This is a shared adventure and can fish up to 9 people so other anglers will join you on the boat. To have your own charter look at our other charters for booking the boat.
  • Private trip
    Snapper 10am Private trip 9 People
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31
    $870
    Fish in some of the best locations in Port Phillip Bay and Western Port Bay! We will advise you where we are departing from, Carrum Launching Way, Mornington Boat Ramp, Hastings Boat Ramp or Stony Point Boat Ramp Typical catches are Snapper, Flathead. This is a private charter designed for you to have a great day out with family or friends. Booking the boat ensures there will not be people you do not know on board. The price for 9 people is $1100.
  • Private trip
    Snapper 3pm Private trip 9 People
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31
    $870
    Fish in some of the best locations in Port Phillip Bay and Western Port Bay! We will advise you where we are departing from, Carrum Launching Way, Mornington Boat Ramp, Hastings Boat Ramp or Stony Point Boat Ramp Typical catches are Snapper, Flathead. This is a private charter designed for you to have a great day out with family or friends. Booking the boat ensures there will not be people you do not know on board. The price for 9 people is $1100.
  • Private trip
    Snapper 5am Private trip 9 People
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31
    $870
    Fish in some of the best locations in Port Phillip Bay and Western Port Bay! We will advise you where we are departing from, Carrum Launching Way, Mornington Boat Ramp, Hastings Boat Ramp or Stony Point Boat Ramp Typical catches are Snapper, Flathead. This is a private charter designed for you to have a great day out with family or friends. Booking the boat ensures there will not be people you do not know on board. The price for 9 people is $1100.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Melbourne Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $1,393
    You will be targeting Kingfish, Tuna, Shark, Gummy Shark, Flathead, and wrasse. The crew wants to ensure that you come home with a feed of fish. A typical trip could look like chasing Tuna first light for a few hours and if unsuccessful, then moving around to find good ground to chase Kingfish on reefs. Or you go to areas where Gummy Shark is and also run a cubed burley trail to entice sharks whilst you and the crew are either drifting or anchored. This is an 8-hour trip leaving from Rye or Hastings.
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About the Charter Operator

Im Hooked Fishing Charters
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
40 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
20 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2020
Mal began fishing at a very young age with his Dad and Grandpa. Mal would fish at Carrum while his Grandpa collected boat launching fees. His dad would also take him to local creeks to catch bream and mullet. Mal's journeys has taken him up the coast where he lived in Merimbula where he started fishing from Eden to Tathra catching Marlin Tuna Sharks off the coast. I love fishing in Melbourne we have one of the best fisheries right here on our door step.

About this listing

Targeted species

King George Whiting King George Whiting
Shark (Gummy) Gummy Shark
Shark (Mako) Mako Shark
Snapper (Pink) Pink Snapper

Boat specs

Impact Boats (Walkaround) originally built in 2022. Powered by 2 250HP Mercury Sea Pro engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
9 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Daiwa and Penn
Live Bait
Used on offshore trips; caught during the trip
Lures
First Mate

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
At least 5 years old; life jackets provided
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

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:

Cash
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (18)
Sunday sesh with Mal
October fishing trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Jacqui Z.
Melbourne, VIC
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Sunday sesh with Mal

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Snapper/Whiting/Squid on March 26, 2022
Had a group of 4 plus 2 others for a Sunday 11am charter with Mal. He was super helpful and knew some great spots for us to...
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Gary F.
Preston, VIC
Excellent
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Snapper (5 AM) on October 23, 2021
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Anil D. S.
Camberwell, Victoria
Very good
3.7 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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4.0 / 5
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Fishing with Mal

VERIFIED   Snapper (10 AM) on January 8, 2022
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Dee R.
Caulfield South, Victoria
Excellent
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Excellent
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5am fishing charter

VERIFIED   Snapper (10AM) on January 2, 2021
I booked this trip for the boys in my family - they had a blast! They came back with buckets of snapper and all said how great...
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Nick D.
Lancaster, VIC
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Excellent
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Gummy shark 6 hour trip

VERIFIED   Gummy Sharks 6 PEOPLE ONLY on February 11, 2021
Was a good days fishing. Fish were on the bite. Looks like the toothy sharks beat the gummy shark to the bait. Still exciting...
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FAQs about I'm Hooked Fishing Charters

I'm Hooked Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $165 per person - 5 Hour Trip – Snapper (5 AM) (5 hours)
  • AU $165 per person - 5 Hour Trip – Snapper/Whiting/Squid (5 hours)
  • AU $165 per person - 5 Hour Trip – Snapper/Whiting/Squid (5 hours)
  • AU $165 per person - Snapper (10 AM) (5 hours)
  • AU $165 per person - Snapper (3 PM) (5 hours)
  • AU $1,250 per group - Snapper 10am Private trip 9 People (5 hours)
  • AU $1,250 per group - Snapper 3pm Private trip 9 People (5 hours)
  • AU $1,250 per group - Snapper 5am Private trip 9 People (5 hours)
  • AU $2,000 per group, additional AU $300 per person after 8 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Melbourne Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with I'm Hooked Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with I'm Hooked Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Daiwa and Penn)
  • Live Bait (Used on offshore trips; caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • First Mate

I'm Hooked Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

I'm Hooked Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with I'm Hooked Fishing Charters include:
  • King George Whiting
  • Shark (Gummy)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Squid
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Wrasse (Bluethroat)