Off The Hook Fishing Charters

Boat Ramp Portland
Portland VI, Australia

The friendly crew at Off The Hook go to great lengths to ensure you have an experience of a lifetime. Whether it be in Portland chasing Bluefin Tuna or Mako Shark, in Port Phillip Bay targeting the ever popular Snapper, or along Western Port Bay going after Gummy Shark and the beautiful table fish King George Whiting - the team will give it their all to ensure you get a good feed to take home, as well as providing you with some onboard tuition about how to maintain your catch.

From around April to July, Off The Hook Fishing Charters are based out of Portland, Victoria for the annual Tuna season. They offer half-day Portland Bay trips, as well as full-day shared or private offshore charters, where you will target Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Mako Shark and more. Their 29ft Hydrofield boat can accommodate up to 10 people, is powered by twin 200HP Yamaha engines, and comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, as well as an ice box and toilet. Trips include the use of rods, reels, tackle and lures, as well as cleaning and bagging of your catch.

From October to March, Off The Hook Fishing Charters are based out of Melbourne, where they offer half-day trips on Port Phillip and Western Port Bays, targeting the exciting Snapper, King George Whiting, Yellowtail Kingfish, Calamari, Gummy and Mako Sharks.

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Hydrofield (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2013. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

29 ft
10 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Shark (Mako)

Snapper (Pink)

Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Bluefin)
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
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 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

10% 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

Joe Branca
Portland, Victoria, Australia
Member since April 2016
At the helm of Off the Hook Fishing Charters is Joe Branca, a lifelong fisherman who has been fishing the waters of Melbourne for over 20 years. He started Off the Hook Fishing Charters in 2012 and works hard to put his customers on the best bite all year round, targeting Bluefin Tuna in Portland from April to July, and Snapper and Whiting in Melbourne (Carrum and Hastings) the rest of the year. For him, getting customers their prized fish never gets old, and he loves seeing the look on peoples faces as they reel in a trophy catch.
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 83%