Queenscliff Fishing Charters

Harbour Street
Queenscliff VI, Australia

Queenscliff Fishing Charters specialise in Flathead and Gummy Shark trips, in the beautiful waters of Queenscliff, Victoria. They are quite the experts in catching bay species and will provide excellent assistance on all their trips. You will have a friendly and experienced skipper and deckhand on board to guide you to the fish, show you how to cast for it and how to reel it in.

You will fish aboard their 32-foot Gilcraft commercial boat, originally built in 1972, and restored in 2016. This beauty is regularly maintained to keep it up to date with the latest electronics and to make sure it is comfortable for its guests. The boat is powered by a 130 HP Perkins 6354 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 8 knots.

You will sail the Port Phillip Bay, and change locations from Point Nepean, Portsea, Quarantine Bay, Queenscliff, Swan Bay and St Leonards depending on the weather conditions and where the fish have been reported to be biting.

The area of Port Phillip Bay has seen Calamari fishing growing in popularity, and of course trolling for busting schools of Salmon is a favourite all round. You can also catch a huge variety of species such as Leatherjacket, Flathead, Gummy Sharks, Snapper, Wrasse, Trevally, Rockfish, Gurnard, King George Whiting, Garfish and many more.

Your comfort is their priority, and they try to fish in productive yet comfortable conditions on each trip. They will provide all the fishing gear needed, as well as clean and fillet your catch once your trip is over so you can enjoy it when you get home.

Queenscliff Fishing Charters are always happy to give angling tips and have plenty of pointers on how to cook and enjoy your catch. They welcome families and large groups, or just single anglers, and a minimum of 7 people is required to head out.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Gummy Shark Trips
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Jan - 30 Apr (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 111
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    This trip is only available in January,February, March, and April. You will depart in the late afternoon and into the evening, start times vary depending on the tides for the day. This is a specialist trip and your target species will exclusively be Gummy Sharks. Departure times willl vary according to tides on the day.
  • Shared trip
    5 Hour Bay Fishing Trip - Adult -AM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 81
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    This is the most commonly taken trip which lasts for 5 hours and allows enough time to catch some great fish. Your targeted species will include Snapper, Salmon, Barracuda, Perch, Calamari and other species.
  • Shared trip
    5 Hour Bay Fishing Trip - Adult -PM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 81
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    This trip will allow you to fish for some delicious species such as Salmon, Snapper, Wrasse, Rockfish, Trevally, Garfish and other fish that call these waters home. The trip starts at 1 pm and lasts until 7 pm.
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Bay Fishing Trip - Adult
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 74
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    This trip lasts for 4 hours and is available during school holidays, making it perfect for kids and parents to bond and enjoy spending their time together. Targeted species will include Snapper, Perch, King George Whiting, Flathead, Leatherjacket, Calamari, Barracuda, and other speices.
  • Shared trip
    5 Hour Bay Fishing Trip- Child - AM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 70
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    This is a 5-hour fishing trip in the Bay, which is the most common trip available. Departs 7 am and returns to the dock at 1 pm. This trip will see you catching Snapper, Trevally, Rockfish, King George Whiting and other species.
  • Shared trip
    5 Hour Bay Fishing Trip- Child - PM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 70
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    This is a 5-hour trip that takes place in the afternoons. The trip is suitable for children of age 6-12. A great way to spend the school holidays. Targeted species includeTrevally, Blue Throat Wrasse, Short-Finned Pike, Gurnard, Blue Devil Fish, Garfish, Arrow-Squid and other local species.
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Bay Fishing Trip - Child
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 63
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    This trip is available during school holidays for children of 6 to12 years of age. It's a great way to spend quality time together catching species like Snapper, Perch, Leatherjacket and other local fish.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Flathead
Garfish
Gurnard
King George Whiting

Rockfish
Salmon (Australian)
Shark (Gummy)
Snapper (Pink)

Snapper (Queen)
Snook
Trevally (Silver)
Wrasse (Bluethroat)

Boat Specs

Gilcraft (Commercial) originally built in 1972, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 130HP Perkins 6354 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 8 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
14 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

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
Bank Transfer

About the Charter Operator

Queenscliff Fishing Charters And Scenic Tours
Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
Member since October 2016
26
Started at 3 or 4 yrs old with my dad uncle and grandpa on Piers, Surf fishing, and rock fishing. I progressed to boats and fishing for sport. Mid 20's began more and more lure fishing the by 30yrs old was right into soft plastics. I found the job as a deckhand about 13 yrs ago and my passion for fishing just increased. I was fortunate enough to work with many skippers on different boats. It came time to buy my own charter boat 9 yrs ago and I haven't looked back. I've always loved and respected the sea.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 99%

Queenscliff Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.46 out of 5 stars from 26 reviews

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Once I actually found the correct spot at the pier (very poorly signed and not easy to find the right spot) the trip was great. Lots of handy tips on how to fish for the different species from the crew.  Catch for the day was expertly cleaned by crew. I had a successful day fishing.

Fished June 9, 2018
Queenscliff Fishing Charters And Scenic Tours (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 13, 2018

Thanks Peter was a pleasure to have you aboard hope to see you again soon.

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It was great, we caught plenty of reef fish and squid. It was cleaned and prepped for us on the boat. The visit of a seal was a highlight. Would definitely recommend and go again.

Fished May 26, 2018
Queenscliff Fishing Charters And Scenic Tours (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 27, 2018

Thanks Rachel, it was a very pleasant morning out. The sight-fishing calamai is one of my favourite types of fishing. It’s alawys great to speak to a chef and share seafood recipie ideas. We’ll see you this summer. Cheers Tim and Terry.

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Tim and Terry were both friendly and very knowledgeable. They went out of their way to explain things in detail and I enjoyed my first fishing charter thanks to the service they provided.

Fished April 22, 2018
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