Better Fishing

Better Fishing aims to give you a thrilling, hands-on fishing experience, letting you do the fishing yourself while providing tips along the way! With Captain Luke Taylor at the helm and his fully trained staff to help with everything, you will have an unforgettable trip you’ll want to repeat.

You will be casting your line from a spacious 36’ Devil Catboat with twin 400 HP Cat engines for a stable and comfortable ride. The vessel has ample space for up to 12 passengers, making it the ideal platform both for groups and smaller parties who enjoy having a private fishing session with an experienced captain.

On board, you’ll find a private toilet and plenty of room for everyone to have a great time and reel in something noteworthy. The boat is fully equipped with safety and navigational equipment, ready to take you to the red-hot bite.

Better Fishing targets a variety of species and allows you to experience the notorious Port Phillip Bay Snapper fishing fun. But there’s so much more on the menu – a variety of Sharks (Gummy, Thresher, Mako), Pink Snapper, King George Whiting, and Tuna could all find their way to your line.

You will have top range rods, reels, and tackle to hook your great catch. After the trip is done, Capt. Luke will have everything you caught cleaned and filleted for your convenience.

Feel free to come with your kids or best angling buddies and enjoy a productive and fun day on the water. Easily accessible from the bustling center of Melbourne, this charter gives you the chance to sample one of the fishing highlights in Australia, and get hooked on this truly exciting experience!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Night Trip – Gummy Sharks
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $143
    per person
    5 persons minimum
    When you want to challenge both your skills and senses, this is a trip that will suit you well. As the sun sets, you will head out to an 8-hour hunt after Gummy Sharks. Ready for some real fishing excitement?
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $108
    per person
    7 persons minimum
    Spend 5 hours on the water with Capt. Luke going after Gummy Sharks, King George Whiting, and Squid. You will find the fishing equipment on board, so it's up to you to provide snacks and drinks while you're on the boat.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Snapper
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $108
    per person
    6 persons minimum
    Fish for the exciting Port Philip Bay Snapper and enjoy the rare opportunity to have a fully hands-on fishing experience. A knowledgeable team and Capt. Luke know exactly where to take you to put you on the best bite and chances are, you will be blown away by the first-class fishing action.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

King George Whiting
Shark (Gummy)
Shark (Mako)
Shark (Thresher)

Snapper (Pink)
Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Devil Cat (Catamaran) originally built in 1995. Powered by 2 400HP Cat engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Luke Taylor
Mount Martha, Victoria, Australia
Member since August 2016
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Luke Taylor of Better Fishing simply loves to fish. He and his experienced deckies specialise in providing enjoyable days out for groups of all shapes and sizes, from families to girls days out to mates' fishing experiences and corporate experiences. He has spent a great deal of his life fishing for Snapper in Port Philip Bay and also enjoys targeting larger game fish.
Response time: 12 hours
Response rate: 79%

Customer Reviews

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3.89
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100%
Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Dylan I.
Brisbane, Queensland
 5.00
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Half day trip with luke

VERIFIED   January 6, 2018
Had a great experience with the boat and crew, would recommend to anyone looking for a good time.
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Wei D.
Fern Tree, Tasmania
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Luke

VERIFIED   April 8, 2017
Nice half day trip. nice boat and nice crew. Recommmended
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Brunswick East, Victoria
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   February 18, 2018
Julio D. N. does not recommend Better Fishing
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