Red Hot Fishing Charters

Launching Way, Carrum
Melbourne VI, Australia

Red Hot Fishing Charters runs two sport fishing vessels in the productive Port Phillip Bay from October through January. With top quality gear and equipment, they will make sure you are in the best place to hook a ‘Big Red’ in Melbourne’s most sought-after fishing areas.

During Snapper season, Red Hot Fishing Charters departs from Carrum and Mornington public boat ramps three times a day. With two spacious boats at their disposal, they do all they can to get you out on the water - but make sure you make your booking with plenty of time to spare to secure your place!

With Snappers ranging from 1 kg Pinkies all the way up to 10 kg monsters being caught by Red Hot Fishing Charters, this is an opportunity not to be missed!

Captains Simon Rinaldi and Matty Harris are well-qualified to lead your fishing excursion: both hold Master 5 qualifications, as well as Med 3 and Level 2 in First Aid.

During the rest of the year, Simon and Matty hold fishing charters in New South Wales, targeting Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin, as well as Portland, Victoria, where they go after Yellowtail Kingfish, the mighty Southern Bluefin Tuna, and Mako Sharks, as well as numerous bottom fish species.

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Whitepointer (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2016. Powered by 2 250HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 58 knots.

28 ft
10 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Snapper (Pink)
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
Live Bait Well
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 7 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

15% 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.

About the Captain

Simon Rinaldi
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Member since November 2016
I'm a 3rd generation fishermen to the Rinaldi family, I have been fishing since I was aged 3 where I caught my first snapper in Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay. I have fished ever since! I have always loved all aspects of fishing and my love and passion for this sport is now my full time job. I have fished most of the way around Australia and also in Indonesia. I have a huge passion for game fishing as well as the Snapper fishing in Melbourne. I have caught Black Marlin, Blue Marlin and Striped Marlin while fishing solo on the east coast of Aust between the Gold Coast and Bermagui but over the past 10 years most of my Marlin fishing takes place at Port Stephens, where I run my summer Marlin charters. One of my best days' fishing Port Stephens was on charter - we tagged 10 Striped Marlin and a Black Marlin in one day! We also tagged 16 Black Marlin in a single day off the Gold Coast. I have also honed my skills fishing Portland Victoria where we have now caught 52 blue fin over 100 kg!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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