Off The Hook Fishing Charters

Launching Way
Melbourne VI, Australia

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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
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Targeted Species
Shark (Gummy)
Shark (Mako)

Snapper (Pink)

Yellowtail Amberjack

Off The Hook Fishing Charters are based in Melbourne, Australia from October to March. Whether you are looking to fish in Port Phillip Bay for Snapper, in Western Port Bay for Gummy Shark or the delicious table fish King George Whiting, or in Portland for Bluefin Tuna or Mako Shark - Skipper Joe and his friendly crew are here to ensure you have an experience of a lifetime. They will do their best to send you home with a tasty catch, while providing you with some onboard tuition throughout the day.

Off The Hook Fishing Charters offer half-day trips on either Port Phillip Bay or Western Port Bay, departing from Carrum, Sorrento or Hastings. You will head out on their 29ft Hydrofield boat, which can accommodate up to 10 people, and target popular species such as Snapper, King George Whiting, Yellowtail Kingfish, Calamari, Gummy and Mako Sharks. The boat is powered by twin 200HP Yamaha engines, and comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, as well as an icebox and toilet. Trips include the use of rods, reels, tackle and lures, as well as cleaning and bagging of your catch.

From April to July during the annual Tuna season, Off The Hook Fishing Charters are based out of Portland, Victoria. Join one of their half-day Portland Bay trips, or a full-day shared or private offshore charter, for a thrilling adventure targeting Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Mako Shark and more.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
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
Melbourne, 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.

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  • Launching Way, Melbourne
    VI 3197, Australia