Captain
Mark Ratchford

Member since September 2015

Carrum, Australia

Background
Skipper Mark has been involved in the fishing industry for over 20 years. He is the only person to have fished the whole Australian coast in one trip, this was a 5 month epic journey, catching more species then he can remember, he has stories about catching fish from every state in Australia. He is an able fisherman and skipper who can put his clients on Squid or offshore species such as Mako Shark and Bluefin Tuna. Mark and his friendly staff will be more than happy to accommodate you.

Hey, I'm Captain Mark Ratchford

Carrum, Australia
Background
Skipper Mark has been involved in the fishing industry for over 20 years. He is the only person to have fished the whole Australian coast in one trip, this was a 5 month epic journey, catching more species then he can remember, he has stories about catching fish from every state in Australia. He is an able fisherman and skipper who can put his clients on Squid or offshore species such as Mako Shark and Bluefin Tuna. Mark and his friendly staff will be more than happy to accommodate you.
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Fishing Reports

Great weekends fishing for all on board

November 25, 2017

Fishing out from Carrum last weekend, everyone on board enjoyed good catches of fish, Ranging from good size snapper, Banjo Sharks, Eagle rays, Slimey Mackerel and some large flathead. the weather was perfect. Read Full Report →


Beautiful morning on the bay

November 22, 2017

Had to work hard for the fish this week, cubing was a key to success, Best bait was silver whiting. Read Full Report →


The Snapper have fired up.

November 10, 2017

Fishing this weekend, Snapper were on the menu, fish up to 6kg were caught on the morning and evening charters. best bait being Squid and pilchard. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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Don Valley, vic
Went fishing on Saturday, March 10, 2018

Fished March 2018

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Mark Ratchford (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Thank you Jack, I am glad you guys enjoyed your day.

Melbourne, Victoria
Went fishing on Monday, February 26, 2018

Fished February 2018

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Mark Ratchford (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us, we are happy you enjoyed your day.

Melbourne, Victoria
Went fishing on Saturday, February 10, 2018

Fished February 2018

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Melbourne, Victoria
Went fishing on Saturday, January 6, 2018

Fished January 2018

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Mark Ratchford (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, January 29, 2018

Thanks Craig, you guys are great people.

Australia
Went fishing on Saturday, November 25, 2017

Fished November 2017

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Mark Ratchford (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, November 26, 2017

Thank you Troy, it was a pleasure having your crew on board.


Melbourne, Victoria
Went fishing on Saturday, November 11, 2017

Fished November 2017

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Mark Ratchford (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, November 13, 2017

Thanks Jessica, You have a nice family group. They were a pleasure to have on board.

Melbourne, Victoria
Went fishing on Saturday, November 11, 2017

Unfortunately no one caught any fish. Good boat but new deck hand. We went out on the 10am trip

Daniel Wilkins does not recommend The Reel Thing Charters

Fished November 2017

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Mark Ratchford (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, November 11, 2017

Hi Daniel. I hope overall you enjoyed your day, whilst there was no keepers caught, there was a few fish caught overall. We do apologise about the deck hand, it was his first day.

Melbourne, Victoria
Went fishing on Saturday, April 8, 2017

Fished April 2017

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Melbourne, Victoria
Went fishing on Saturday, March 25, 2017

Bites a plenty but very small fish. Go fishing earlier in the season

Fished March 2017

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