Captain
Barry Pender

Member since August 2015

Port Fairy, Australia

Background
I first started fishing in Port Philip and Western Port Bay with my father in his home-built timber cabin cruiser, about 50 years ago. This is where my interest in boats and fishing all began. I have been fishing in the Warrnambool and Port Fairy area since 1967. When I was a kid I built model boats, and about 15 years ago I thought I’d make my model a bit bigger and built my first 12 metre jet powered catamaran. This was when we first started charter fishing in the area. Although the
Techniques
Probably the most exciting type of fishing is tuna fishing. It all starts when you see birds diving on the horizon, this gets the adrenalin going. If birds are diving, then they are diving on bait fish and generally there are tuna underneath attackin

Hey, I'm Captain Barry Pender

Port Fairy, Australia
Background
I first started fishing in Port Philip and Western Port Bay with my father in his home-built timber cabin cruiser, about 50 years ago. This is where my interest in boats and fishing all began. I have been fishing in the Warrnambool and Port Fairy area since 1967. When I was a kid I built model boats, and about 15 years ago I thought I’d make my model a bit bigger and built my first 12 metre jet powered catamaran. This was when we first started charter fishing in the area. Although the
Techniques
Probably the most exciting type of fishing is tuna fishing. It all starts when you see birds diving on the horizon, this gets the adrenalin going. If birds are diving, then they are diving on bait fish and generally there are tuna underneath attackin
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Fishing Reports

Blue Eye Trevella in Port Fairy, Vic

November 28, 2015

The sea was fairly good,sky overcast with 1m westerly sea and 3-4m S-W swell dropping to 1-2m swell and 1/2m sea on Sunday.Went out about 32nm south of Port Fairy.On Saturday we explored a lot of deep reefs down… Read Full Report →


Visit Historic Lady Julia Percy Island

April 03, 2016

We had a great day and saw some excellent seal play on the trip. Enjoy the pictures of our recent trip to Lady Julia Percy Island. Lady Julia Percy has an incredible history that is straight out of a… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

5.00 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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Went fishing on Monday, September 12, 2016

Had the best experience with the charter! Beautiful day and waters, great catch and saw dolphins. The captain and crew were all superb, very friendly! Thanks once again (:

Fished September 2016

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Barry Pender (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, September 19, 2016

Thanks Clara for your generous review.It was a pleasure having you aboard and glad you had an enjoyable time. All the crew enjoyed the fishing trip.Hope to see you again sometime.


Went fishing on Saturday, May 28, 2016

Fished May 2016

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Barry Pender (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 3, 2016

G’day mate - We highly appreciate your kind review on Fishing Booker and likewise we rate your passage a 10 out of 10! It’s meeting folks like you that make us love our job and we look forward to hosting you again in the future should the opportunity arise. Cheers Shano!

Tight lines!

Captain Barry + The Southern Coast Charters Web Team!


Went fishing on Saturday, September 12, 2015

We booked a charter as a family and bought our 3 and 5 year old daughters along with us. They love fishing and we all had a great time on the boat! It was stable and secure and with the high sides I didn’t have to worry about the girls falling overboard! It was also great to know that there was a warm, undercover area, facilities for heating up food and a toilet onboard, so we were all comfortable! We all had a fish and were delighted to reel in some snapper and flathead, along with some strange reef fish that were thrown back. The girls thought it was lots of fun and the deckhands were very helpful. I would highly recommend Southern Coast Charters to anyone who enjoys fishing, it was a great experience.

Fished September 2015

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Barry Pender (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Thanks Anita for your reassuring comments about our boat “Southern Explorer”.The boat was built to provide comfort for the customers to enjoy their time at sea.
The crew enjoyed your group’s company and hope to see you on board soon.
Barry & MaryAnn


Went fishing on Friday, July 10, 2015

We had an enjoyable morning out on the Southern Explorer with Barry and his crew. The boat ride was fantastic and the gear that was supplied was of high quality. As a group we caught several snapper and saw the sites off Port Fairy. I would highly recommend Southern Coast Charters for your fishing trip! Captain Barry and his deckhands are very helpful and full of knowledge

Fished July 2015

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Barry Pender (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Thankyou for your review William.It is reassuring to know that you appreciate quality fishing gear,there is nothing worse than having gear fail at the critical moment.
Hope to see you aboard again soon.
              Barry & MaryAnn   {Southenr Coast Charters]


Went fishing on Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Had a fantastic day with family and friends on what i can only say is an amazing boat. I had booked this day without actually seeing the boat and this thing is huge and left us in AWE! fantastic facilities for all ages including a place a few had an arvo nap. Caught some great fish including shark. Crew were fantastic too. Would recommend the experience.

Fished September 2015

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Barry Pender (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Thankyou very much Corey for your flattering review.It was a pleasure having you and your family on board.The crew and Ialso enjoyed the trip.
Hope to see you again Barry & MaryAnn

Went fishing on Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Thanks for a great day. I know you didn’t have to go out after the other party canceled, but you did with only one paying customer. A big thank you, Ihad a great time and I’m already working on some mate’s to go out again.

Fished November 2015

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Barry Pender (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanks for your kind words Kevin.It was a pleasure taking you out.It was a too nice a day to miss out on fishing.Paul our reliable deckhand is especially grateful as he caught the 5.2 kg snapper.
We look forward to seeing you again.

Barry & MaryAnn (Southern Coast Charters)


Went fishing on Friday, October 30, 2015

We had a really good time on the SOUTHERN EXPLORER with Captain Barry and his crew going out to Lady Julia Percy Island and catching some great snapper and leatherjackets as well as my first Trevella! The waters are great out their and the boat is so comfortable it even has an ice maker on board!! Captain Barry knows this place like the back of his hand and we were saying that with him around you would be hard pressed NOT to catch anything!! And our lot are no experts that’s for sure. I even got shown the proper way to gut my catch so well worth it. A big huge 5 star and will be back soon!

Fished October 2015

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Barry Pender (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thanks for coming on board and we really enjoyed meeting you and the boys. See you again soon and thanks for the review mate.

Cheers - Barry