Westernport Fishing Charters - 38ft

Mullet Street
Hastings VI, Australia

Westernport Fishing Charters, based in Hastings, Victoria, have been running fishing charters in Westernport Bay and Bass Strait for many years. Join the crew on one of their two boats, for an exciting day of fishing.

Their 38 ft Leeder boat ‘Sidewinder’ can accommodate up to 16 guests, and is powered by a 550HP Detroit engine. The boat features state-of-the-art equipment including GPS, colour fish finder and radar, and Shimano fishing gear. On board you will also find a kitchen with fridge, ice-box, toilet and multimedia system.

Westernport Fishing Charters depart from Westernport Marina, and offer private and shared charters ranging from 4 to 10 hours. They are suited for all skills levels, and the crew welcome individuals, and small or large groups. Specialising in light and heavy tackle, bottom and drift fishing, they will get you targeting species such as Snapper, Flathead, Whiting, Garfish, and Shark in Westernport Bay and Bass Strait. Trips include the use of rods, reels and tackle, and the crew will provide you with tea and coffee, and a sausage sizzle or BBQ lunch.

Charters also run on their 50’ boat ‘Flying Fish II’.

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Leeder (Commercial) originally built in 1990. Powered by a 550HP Detroit engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 14 knots.

38 ft
16 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species

Salmon (Australian)
Shark (Gummy)

Snapper (Pink)

Wrasse (Bluethroat)
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
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
tea and coffee
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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, Visa, Mastercard, Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

Robin Gray
Hastings, Victoria, Australia
Member since April 2016
Westernport Fishing Charters are a family run business, who have been running charters in the area for over 20 years. Captain Robin Gray and his son, Stuart, run the boats and do their best to show you a great day on the water, while Rob’s wife, Michelle, keeps everything running smoothly in the office. They love seeing their guests enjoying themselves while catching fish, and look forward to welcoming you aboard one of their vessels.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.11 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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It was a great trip. Unfortunately, we didn’t catch any fish.

Qiang Chen  • Fished March 18, 2017
Robin Gray (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 23, 2017

Sorry you didn’t catch any fish Qiang, unfortunately it was a very slow day on the fish. Hopefully we can get you a bagful next time. Thank you for posting the review.

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Shi Feng Chen  • Fished March 11, 2017
Robin Gray (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 12, 2017

Shi, i am very surprised you only gave our crew and the trip two stars. You caught about 40 pinkie snapper on your trip and the crew made a big effort to assist you to do this. We thought the trip was a great success.

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This trip was fantastic. The crew were helpful and approachable. They went out of their way to make the trip enjoyable. The fish were not fully co operating that day but the crew did their best to make it a successful day even going as far as extending the fishing time an extra hour. Very professional crew with a very well equipped boat comfortable boat. I should have sold my boat years ago and gone on this fishing charter instead. Cannot recommend Westernport Fishing Charters highly enough. Very good value and a fantastic fun day out.

Andrew Lowe  • Fished February 15, 2017
Robin Gray (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 16, 2017

Hi Andrew, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your trip with us. Making the trip as enjoyable as possible is our aim for our clients. See you again sometime.Robin and Michelle

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