The Reel Thing Charters

Carrum VI, Australia - Show map
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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$ 1233 private charter
  • Half Day Private Trip
    5 hour trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    US$ 1233 private charter
  • Half Day Private Trip
    5 hour trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US$ 1233 private charter
  • Half Day Shared Trip
    5 hour trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 106 per person (shared), 5 persons minimum
  • Half Day Shared Trip
    5 hour trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    US$ 106 per person (shared), 5 persons minimum
  • Half Day Shared Trip
    5 hour trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US$ 106 per person (shared), 5 persons minimum
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Cod (Breaksea)
  Flathead
  King George Whiting
  Salmon (Australian)

  Shark (Gummy)
  Snapper (Pink)
  Snoek

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
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate

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.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

About the Captain

Mark Ratchford
Carrum, Victoria, Australia
Member since September 2015
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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: 90%

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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Fished March 10, 2018
Mark Ratchford (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 13, 2018

Thank you Jack, I am glad you guys enjoyed your day.

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Fished February 26, 2018
Mark Ratchford (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 13, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us, we are happy you enjoyed your day.

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Fished February 10, 2018
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