Reel Time Fishing Charters Portland

Lee Breakwater Road
Portland VI, Australia

Join Reel Time Fishing Charters from May to July on the Portland waters to hunt down the mighty Southern Bluefin Tuna. You will be in great hands with one of Melbourne’s most successful charter operations and one of Victoria’s best saltwater fisherman. Skipper and owner, Matt Cini, has a wealth of local knowledge and has earned the nickname ‘Genie’ due to his sixth sense for constantly tracking down popular species.

Matt’s passion for fishing began as a young boy, spending years exploring the bays and water surrounding Melbourne. He is particularly skilled at targeting Snapper, Gummy Shark and King George Whiting, while more recently, he has mastered Portland’s Southern Ocean during Bluefin Tuna season, having caught many trophy fish over the last few years.

Your trip will be aboard a 2014 30’ Pelagic boat, which comes with twin 400HP Mercury outboard motors to get you to the action fast. It is fitted with Furuno navigational electronics, and a private plumbed toilet for your comfort. When targeting Tuna, this boat is equipped for eight guests and offers a spacious deck with partial cover to protect you from the elements.

Although trips are geared towards targeting Bluefin Tuna, there is the possibility of encountering other pelagic species such as Mahi Mahi or Albacore Tuna. Charters depart daily at 8:00am from the Portland Public Boat Ramp and return at 4:00pm. The crew use the highest quality gear and tackle possible to ensure you get the most out of your day, and will also clean your Bluefin Tuna for you as desired.

Not only will you head out on the water in safe hands, but you will be with a highly respected fisherman that is eager to catch even more fish than you do, and will do all he can to help you catch the fish of a lifetime. Matt and the Reel Time Fishing Charters crew look forward to seeing you in Portland during the May to July Tuna peak season, or for the rest of the year out of Carrum and Martha Cove to fish Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay.

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Boat Specs

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

30 ft
8 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
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 14 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, Visa, Mastercard.

About the Captain

Matt Cini
Portland, Victoria, Australia
Member since July 2016
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.
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