Plan Your Fishing Charters

Plan Your Fishing Charters

Plan Your Fishing Charters

Fishing Charters

Which Fish?

Snapper Fishing

Season: August to April. The main snapper fishing season begins in August (offshore), or in September in the bays (Western Port and Port Phillip), but snapper can be caught in winter. For more info read here

Prices start from $150 p.p.

Whiting Charter

Whiting Fishing

Season: Traditionally it is considered December to April. However, you can catch King George whiting all year round in our local waters within Western Port Bay and Port Phillip Bay. For more info read here

Prices start from $150 p.p.

How To Catch Tuna

Tuna Fishing

Season: In Victoria, outside the heads of Port Phillip Bay, the season is February to May. When departing from Portland, Victoria, the season is April to August. For more info read here

Prices start from $250 p.p.

How To Catch Squid

Calamari Fishing

Season: All year. For more info read here

Prices start from $150 p.p.

Offshore Fishing Charter

Shark Fishing

Season: All year. For more info on how to catch gummy sharks read here

Prices start from $250 p.p.

How To Catch Kingfish

Kingfish Fishing

Season: January to April. The main kingfish fishing season begins in January either in or outside the heads on Port Phillip Bay and Westernport Bays. For more info read here

Prices start from $250 p.p.

About Us

I’m Hooked Fishing Charters is run by Mal, a qualified charter operator who began fishing at a very young age with his Grandpa. Mal would fish at Carrum while his Grandpa collected boat launching fees. His dad would also take him to local creeks to catch bream and mullet. Mal’s journeys have taken him up the coast where he lived in Merimbula where he started fishing from Eden to Tathra catching his first Marlin off the coast.

Mal is extreme and passionate about his fishing.  At the age of 18 he caught his first Snapper which took his fishing to another level.  Fishing Port Philip Bay, Western Port Bay’s, Port Albert, Warrnambool and Portland and living locally, his passion is to target Snapper, Gummy Shark’s, Flathead, Sharks, Kingfish, Whiting and Squid.

Victoria’s Best Fishing Spots!

Fishing Charters


Plan Your Fishing Charters

Our fishing charters target assorted species whilst fishing Port Phillip Bay, Western Port Bay, Bass Strait and Portland fishing grounds, and for various durations to suit all anglers, including kids. Want to see how much fun people have? View the gallery by clicking the button below.

Port Phillip Bay Fishing Charters

Port Philip Bay is Victoria’s largest body of water and the state’s most popular recreational fishing ground which has a reputation for turning on some great fishing for snapper, flathead, King George whiting, garfish and squid.

Western Port Bay Fishing Charters

Western Port Bay is a smaller bay than Port Phillip Bay on the other side of the Mornington Peninsula, featuring two large islands, French and Phillip. There are three main areas of fishing; the northern, eastern and western arms. It offers great fishing with whiting, squid and snapper with the occasional gummy shark.

Bass Straight Fishing Charters

Bass Strait, a channel separating Victoria from Tasmania has a maximum width of 240 km and its depth is 50–70 m and named in 1798 after surgeon-explorer George Bass. There is great fishing for Mako Sharks, Flathead, Snapper, Whiting and Gummy Sharks.

Portland Fishing Charters

As one of Victoria’s fishing hot spots, the fertile seas in Portland and along the Discovery Coast offer a wealth of opportunities for keen fishers. There are two boat ramp launching sites in the harbour. Near the Yacht Club there are two ramps and 4 lanes in total.  It’s a wonderful fishing ground for Tuna & Sharks.

Still not convinced that I’m Hooked Fishing Charters is the best value fishing charter in Melbourne? Why not check out Mal’s new super comfortable fishing charter boat by click on the button below.

Fishing Charters

More options available on Bookings page

Port Phillip & Western Port Bay Fishing Charters

Min. 4 people. Max 9 people.

Snapper or Whiting Charters

Up to 5hr $150 PER Person


Kingfish, Wrasse, Gummy Shark, Tuna Charters

* See Offshore Fishing Charters OR Book the Boat


Fishing Charter

Fishing charters available in Port Philip & Western Port Bays & offshore.

Are you looking for a genuine fishing trip with an experienced guide? Grab some friends and make a booking at let Mal guide you to the hottest spots!

Book Your Fishing Charter Now

Limited spots available, book online now.


Do I need a Fishing Licence?

A: Yes, unless exempt*, the Victorian Government requires all anglers, including clients on fishing charter vessels, to be in possession of a current Victorian Recreational Fishing Licence. *Under 18 or over 70 years, pensioners, seniors cardholders don’t need a fishing licence.

How much does it cost to book a Fishing Charter ?

Prices vary according to your destination. See our prices info for more details.

Do I need to organise a whole group to go fishing?

A: No, we understand it’s not always possible to organise a whole group. Find a suitable date and make the booking. We will try and fill the remaining spots for you through our booking system.

What is the maximum number of people allowed on board a charter?

The Predator can host up to 8 passengers for offshore fishing trips or 9 around the bays

Do I need to pay a deposit to book a Fishing charter?

A: Yes, all fishing charter bookings require a deposit in order to secure a booking.

Port Phillip Bay Fishing Charters require a $200 deposit when booking the boat or $50 deposit if booking a spot on an Individual Fishing Charter or Tuition Charter.

Westernport Fishing Charters require a $200 deposit when booking the boat or $50 deposit if booking a spot on an Individual Fishing Charter or Tuition Charter.

Offshore Fishing Charters require a $400 deposit when booking the boat or $100 deposit if booking a spot on an Individual Charter.

Visa/MasterCard is accepted.

Are kids welcome?

Yes, when supervised by an adult, we suggest children from 6 years of age as they are able to cast and reel in a catch.

Where do you launch from?

Carrum (Launching Point)

Hastings (Hastings Boat Ramp)

Stony Point (Stony Point Boat Ramp)

Mornington (Mornington Schnapper Point)

Martha Cove. (Marina Martha Cove)

Do we take our catch home?

Yes, we will provide bags for your catch and please leave an esky in your car to keep your catch fresh. 

What do I need to bring on the day?

 Warm clothes, hat, sunscreen, spray jacket, camera and leave an esky in your car to keep your fish cool on the way home. 


 You are welcome to bring food onto the boat (NO BANANAS) please note there are no heating facilities to warm food. 

Do you supply lifejackets, first aid, etc?


What if the weather is bad on the day I have booked?

You will be given the opportunity to reschedule your fishing charter. If no other day is suitable, a full refund can be organised.

Do you clean our catch?


Can I bring bananas on the boat?


What Our Clients Say


Lachlan was very patient and educational in the way he went about assisting my 12 year old in landing his very first snapper.
Malcolm was excellent at getting us to several fishing spots in our 5 hour trip with fish being taken in every spot.

– Grant Budge


With Mals extensive experience we were able to get on with fishing very quickly as he knew the best spots to go to for the season.

– Steve


Mal is passionate about fishing so if you are looking for an excellent charter and a great fishing guide … Mal is your man!

– Jim Jung

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