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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Southern Coast Charters

10 reviews
Port Fairy
trips from $123

Fishing Reports

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 →


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 →

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Rating Summary
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4.93
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Half day reef trip with Captain Barry
Half day reef trip with Captain Barry
Half day reef trip with Captain Barry
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Ka S. C.
West Bendigo, VIC
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Fishing with Barry

VERIFIED   April 23, 2019
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Solomon B.
Brisbane, Queensland
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An Amazing Port Fairy Fishing Adventure!

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...
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Anita X.
Australia
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Great family day out!

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...
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Sharon W.
Melbourne, Victoria
 5.00
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Half day reef trip with Captain Barry

VERIFIED   December 28, 2017
We had an awesome morning fishing. Barry and his crew were extremely friendly and helpful. Everyone caught fish which is always...
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William X.
Australia
 5.00
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An enjoyable charter

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...
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