The Reel Thing Charters

(5) Selling out fast!
Launching Way
Carrum VI, Australia

The Reel Thing Charters runs the largest vessel running out of Carrum.  Perfect for work jollies, parties, and team building, this boat can take up to 18 people fishing at a time! If you’re looking for a corporate Christmas party, this is the boat for you.

They depart from Carrum, Melbourne, where Skipper Mark and his deckhand will take you fishing for the prize catch of Snapper, with bycatch of Flathead, Pinkies, Snook, Salmon, Rock Cod and Gummy Sharks.

The boat you will be fishing aboard is a 38’ Randel. Large and stable, it is the biggest boat in the area. It is powered by a 450HP Caterpillar engine and equipped with Garmin GPS and fishfinder, and Uniden VHF radio. It features a large deck space and live bait tank, as well as a toilet, and kitchen. Trips include the use of all fishing equipment and lures, lunch and drinks.

The Reel Thing Charters are run by a friendly and professional crew who love taking new guests out and teaching them the best techniques needed to catch the prized fish species. They offer trips suited to both large and mixed groups and can accommodate your needs whether you are looking for one spot or trips for large groups.

During the annual Tuna season from around April to July, The Reel Thing are based out of Portland, Victoria where they offer exciting full day trips.

The Reel Thing Charters runs the largest vessel running out of Carrum.  Perfect for work jollies, parties, and team building, this boat can take up to 18 people fishing at a time! If you’re looking for a corporate Christmas party, this is


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  • Half Day Private Trip
    5 hour trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 1228 private charter
  • Half Day Private Trip
    5 hour trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    US$ 1228 private charter
  • Half Day Private Trip
    5 hour trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US$ 1228 private charter
  • Half Day Shared Trip
    5 hour trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    US$ 105 per person (shared), 5 persons minimum
  • Half Day Shared Trip
    5 hour trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 105 per person (shared), 5 persons minimum
  • Half Day Shared Trip
    5 hour trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US$ 105 per person (shared), 5 persons minimum
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Randel (Other) originally built in 1979, and restored in 2012. Powered by a 450HP Caterpillar engine.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
18 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Port Phillip Bay, Vic
Nearshore Fishing
Port Phillip Bay, Vic
Offshore Fishing
Mornington Peninsula
Reef Fishing
Mornington Peninsul
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline
Targeted Species
 
Cod (Breaksea)
 
Flathead

 
King George Whiting
 
Salmon (Australian)

 
Shark (Gummy)
 
Snapper (Pink)

 
Snoek
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Garmin
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Garmin
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Garmin
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Garmin
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
No Smoking
Allowed Only In Specified Area
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
 
Disabled Accessible
Payment

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Visa, Mastercard, Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

Mark Ratchford
Carrum, Victoria, Australia
Member since September 2015
Skipper Mark has been involved in the fishing industry for over 20 years. He is the only person to have fished the whole Australian coast in one trip, this was a 5 month epic journey, catching more species then he can remember, he has stories about catching fish from every state in Australia. He is an able fisherman and skipper who can put his clients on Squid or offshore species such as Mako Shark and Bluefin Tuna. Mark and his friendly staff will be more than happy to accommodate you.
Response time: 8 hours
Response rate: 94%

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Fished November 25, 2017
Mark Ratchford (The Captain)
Replied to this review on November 26, 2017

Thank you Troy, it was a pleasure having your crew on board.

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Fished November 11, 2017
Mark Ratchford (The Captain)
Replied to this review on November 13, 2017

Thanks Jessica, You have a nice family group. They were a pleasure to have on board.

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Unfortunately no one caught any fish. Good boat but new deck hand. We went out on the 10am trip

Fished November 11, 2017
Mark Ratchford (The Captain)
Replied to this review on November 11, 2017

Hi Daniel. I hope overall you enjoyed your day, whilst there was no keepers caught, there was a few fish caught overall. We do apologise about the deck hand, it was his first day.

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