I'm Hooked Fishing Charters

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 the Port Phillip Bay, visit the nearby Western Port Bay, small seaside town Flinders, or go offshore to Bass Straight for amazing Tuna and Shark fishing.

You’ll be fishing on a stable 28’ Predator which can accomodate up to 9 guests on bay and offshore trips. The boat has top-notch navigational equipment and she’s powered by twin 150 HP Mercury engines. it features all the fishing equipment, including trolling equipment for Tuna, as well as a toilet.

Depending on your fishing grounds, your possible catch will vary. Captain Mal specializes in catching Pink 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, Flathead, Tuna, and more. With so many different fish, there’s 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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Melbourne Tuna Max 8 People
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - May 1
    $1,307
    This trip we chase tuna out the front of Melbourne in Bass strait. Either leaving from Stony Point or Sorrento. Once the Tuna is hooked you will have the line screaming off the reels catching these wonderful torpedo shaped fish, which are fantastic to eat and will provide a great feed for the family. We require 6 people to run the boat, if you would like to book a trip and you don't have a group of 6 please contact us, and we will add you to a group to catch these awesome fighting fish.
  • Private trip
    Portland Tuna Max 8 People
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 1
    $1,307
    This trip you will be heading out of Portland to the offshore waters to chase the amazing Tuna, once the Tuna is hooked you will have the line screaming off the reels catching these wonderful torpedo shaped fish, which are fantastic to eat and will provide a great feed for the family.
  • Private trip
    Snapper 10am Private trip 9 People
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $799
    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
    $799
    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
    $799
    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.
  • Shared trip
    Kingfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $436
    Catch these amazing fighting (and eating) Kingfish. You'll mainly be jigging or using live bait to entice the bite. Once you hook a Kingfish, you'll need to hang on tight and fight them as they scream the line off. You will either fish from inside the heads at the rip or out through the Port Phillip heads or off around Phillip Island to Cape Shank. Destination: Departing from Stony Point, out the Western Entrance of Western Port Bay past Flinders to the waters of Bass Strait
  • Shared trip
    Snapper (10 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $218
    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
    $218
    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 (5 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $218
    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
    Whiting and Calamari
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $218
    We will advise you of where we are departing from, it could be either from Stony Point Boat Ramp or Hastings Boat Ramp. Typical catches are Whiting and Calamari. 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
    Whiting and Calamari
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $218
    We will advise you of where we are departing from it could be either from Stony Point Boat Ramp or Hastings Boat Ramp. Typical catches are Whiting and Calamari. 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
    Whiting and Calamari
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $218
    We will advise you of where we are departing from it could be either from Stony Point Boat Ramp or Hastings Boat Ramp. Typical catches are Whiting and Calamari. 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.
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About the Charter Operator

Im Hooked Fishing Charters
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Angler's Choice
33 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
17 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2020
Mal began fishing at a very young age with his 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 have taken him up the coast where he lived in Merimbula where he started fishing from Eden to Tathra catching his first Marlin off the coast. 

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Targeted Species

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

Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Wrasse (Bluethroat) Wrasse (Bluethroat)

Boat Specs

Predator (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 150HP Mercury Sea Pro engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 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
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:
Cash
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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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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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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VERIFIED   Snapper (3PM) on December 19, 2020
What a lovely experience. Easily the best fishing charter in Melbourne. Mal was an excellent captain and provided us with an...
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VERIFIED   Snapper (3PM) on December 12, 2020
Had the best time bagged out in couple of hours some really nice snapper app didn’t let me upload photos definitely recommend.
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VERIFIED   Snapper (3PM) on December 21, 2020
Mal was great and was very good teaching us different types of fishing.
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FAQs about I'm Hooked Fishing Charters

I'm Hooked Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $150 per person - Snapper (10 AM) (5 hours)
  • AU $150 per person - Snapper (3 PM) (5 hours)
  • AU $150 per person - Snapper (5 AM) (5 hours)
  • AU $150 per person - Whiting and Calamari (5 hours)
  • AU $150 per person - Whiting and Calamari (5 hours)
  • AU $150 per person - Whiting and Calamari (5 hours)
  • AU $300 per person - Kingfish (8 hours)
  • AU $1,100 per group - Snapper 10am Private trip 9 People (5 hours)
  • AU $1,100 per group - Snapper 3pm Private trip 9 People (5 hours)
  • AU $1,100 per group - Snapper 5am Private trip 9 People (5 hours)
  • AU $1,800 per group, additional AU $250 per person after 6 guests - Melbourne Tuna Max 8 People (8 hours)
  • AU $1,800 per group, additional AU $250 per person after 6 guests - Portland Tuna Max 8 People (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

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)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Wrasse (Bluethroat)