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Reel Time Fishing Charters

2 Launching Way
Carrum VI, Australia

Reel Time Fishing Charters run daily Snapper trips on Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay during the season from October through December, launching from Carrum Boat Ramp. Skipper Matt Cini began fishing when he was 8 years old, and at 24 decided to start his own charter business - and has never looked back!

Join him aboard his 2014 30’ Pelagic boat that can reach speeds of up to 32 knots with its twin 400HP Mercury engines, ensuring you waste no time getting to the fishing grounds. The vessel has a wide and spacious deck, providing plenty of room for up to 10 guests. It comes equipped with Furuno navigational electronics to help locate the action below, and has a private plumbed toilet for your comfort.

Reel Time Fishing Charters specializes in fishing with light and heavy tackle, trolling, bottom fishing, spinning, jigging and drift fishing. On these shared and private 5-hour trips, you will have the opportunity to target a variety of species such as Melbourne’s infamous “Big Red” Snapper, King George Whiting, Yellowtail Kingfish, Elephant Fish, Wrasse, Salmon, Gummy Shark, Squid and more. Trips include rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures, and live bait. Don’t forget to organise your Victorian recreational fishing license ahead of your trip.

No matter if you are after some serious fishing action or are heading out for the first time, Matt and Reel Time Fishing Charters will be happy to assist you throughout the day to ensure you have a fantastic day on the water.

Reel Time Fishing Charters also fish for similar species out of Martha Cove from January through April and August through September, or join them out West in Portland from May through July to hunt down the mighty Southern Bluefin Tuna, and possibly encounter Mahi Mahi and Albacore Tuna.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Snapper - Weekend (Private)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 31 Dec (Sat, Sun)
    US$ 665
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 110
    each additional person
    This weekend private charter will have you targeting Port Phillip Bay Snapper from Patterson Lakes or Carrum with the best Snapper fisherman in Melbourne full stop! We run 3 trips per day, 7 days a week from Oct to Dec, departing at 5:00am, 10:30am and 3:30pm daily. Trips can accommodate up to 10 guests, and we provide fishing gear, lures and live bait. You will need to organise a VIC recreational fishing license ahead of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Snapper - Midweek (Private)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 31 Dec (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 554
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 92
    each additional person
    This midweek private charter will have you targeting Port Phillip Bay Snapper from Patterson Lakes or Carrum with the best Snapper fisherman in Melbourne full stop! We run 3 trips per day, 7 days a week from Oct to Dec, departing at 5:00am, 10:30am and 3:30pm daily. Trips can accommodate up to 10 guests, and we provide fishing gear, lures and live bait. You will need to organise a VIC recreational fishing license ahead of the trip.
  • Shared trip
    Snapper - Weekend (Shared)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 31 Dec (Sat, Sun)
    US$ 110
    per person
    This weekend shared charter will have you targeting Port Phillip Bay Snapper from Patterson Lakes or Carrum with the best Snapper fisherman in Melbourne full stop! We run 3 trips per day, 7 days a week from Oct to Dec, departing at 5:00am, 10:30am and 3:30pm daily. Trips can accommodate up to 10 guests, and we provide fishing gear, lures and live bait. You will need to organise a VIC recreational fishing license ahead of the trip. Trips require a minimum of 6 passengers to run.
  • Shared trip
    Snapper - Weekend (Shared)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 31 Dec (Sat, Sun)
    US$ 110
    per person
    This weekend shared charter will have you targeting Port Phillip Bay Snapper from Patterson Lakes or Carrum with the best Snapper fisherman in Melbourne full stop! We run 3 trips per day, 7 days a week from Oct to Dec, departing at 5:00am, 10:30am and 3:30pm daily. Trips can accommodate up to 10 guests, and we provide fishing gear, lures and live bait. You will need to organise a VIC recreational fishing license ahead of the trip. Trips require a minimum of 6 passengers to run.
  • Shared trip
    Snapper - Weekend (Shared)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 31 Dec (Sat, Sun)
    US$ 110
    per person
    This weekend shared charter will have you targeting Port Phillip Bay Snapper from Patterson Lakes or Carrum with the best Snapper fisherman in Melbourne full stop! We run 3 trips per day, 7 days a week from Oct to Dec, departing at 5:00am, 10:30am and 3:30pm daily. Trips can accommodate up to 10 guests, and we provide fishing gear, lures and live bait. You will need to organise a VIC recreational fishing license ahead of the trip. Trips require a minimum of 6 passengers to run.
  • Shared trip
    Snapper - Midweek (Shared)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 31 Dec (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 92
    per person
    This midweek shared charter will have you targeting Port Phillip Bay Snapper from Patterson Lakes or Carrum with the best Snapper fisherman in Melbourne full stop! We run 3 trips per day, 7 days a week from Oct to Dec, departing at 5:00am, 10:30am and 3:30pm daily. Trips can accommodate up to 10 guests, and we provide fishing gear, lures and live bait. You will need to organise a VIC recreational fishing license ahead of the trip. Trips require a minimum of 6 passengers to run.
  • Shared trip
    Snapper - Midweek (Shared)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 31 Dec (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 92
    per person
    This midweek shared charter will have you targeting Port Phillip Bay Snapper from Patterson Lakes or Carrum with the best Snapper fisherman in Melbourne full stop! We run 3 trips per day, 7 days a week from Oct to Dec, departing at 5:00am, 10:30am and 3:30pm daily. Trips can accommodate up to 10 guests, and we provide fishing gear, lures and live bait. You will need to organise a VIC recreational fishing license ahead of the trip. Trips require a minimum of 6 passengers to run.
  • Shared trip
    Snapper - Midweek (Shared)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 31 Dec (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 92
    per person
    This midweek shared charter will have you targeting Port Phillip Bay Snapper from Patterson Lakes or Carrum with the best Snapper fisherman in Melbourne full stop! We run 3 trips per day, 7 days a week from Oct to Dec, departing at 5:00am, 10:30am and 3:30pm daily. Trips can accommodate up to 10 guests, and we provide fishing gear, lures and live bait. You will need to organise a VIC recreational fishing license ahead of the trip. Trips require a minimum of 6 passengers to run.

About this listing

Targeted Species

  King George Whiting
  Salmon (Australian)
  Shark (Gummy)
  Shark (Mako)

  Snapper (Pink)
  Trevally (Silver)
  Wrasse (Bluethroat)
  Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Pelagic (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2014. Powered by 2 400HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

About the Captain

Matt Cini
Carrum, Victoria, Australia
Member since July 2016
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Matt Cini first started fishing with his uncles at the young age of 8. It quickly became his passion, and so at the age of 24, he decided to start his own fishing charter business. He has been in the industry for many years and has acquired much knowledge and experience along the way. In fact, there is most likely nothing that Matt doesn’t know about fishing in Port Phillip Bay! If you are looking to fish with one of Victoria's best charter operators, then you really need not look any further.
Response time: 13 hours
Response rate: 85%

Customer Reviews

4.44 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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Fished December 29, 2017
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Fished December 21, 2017
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