Snapper, Whiting & Squid Fishing

If you are looking for Snapper fishing outside of the traditional season (October to December) then this is the charter for you. However, as it can be a challenge to catch Snapper off season, sometimes we will switch to Whiting or Squid to make sure you have the best chance at bringing home some fish. Our mixed bag fishing charters increase your chance of going home with a great feed.

Snapper, Whiting, Squid Mixed Bag Fishing Charters – Summary

Departing from Carrum or Hastings (January to September)

From $150 to $200 per person

5am departure in season (6am other times - check schedule)

From 4 to 8 hours

Details & Itinerary

Catching Snapper out of season still provides a great opportunity for a fun fishing experience. Especially as seasons fluctuate and it is possible to get a great catch early in the new year or just before the traditional season starts. Early in the season, we will often depart from Hastings as this is a great place to fish early on, then swap to Carrum at a later stage. Mal will always be in touch with you to let you know where your particular charter will be departing from. (See How To Catch Snapper, How To Catch Whiting, How to Catch Calamari (Squid)).

When you go on a snapper, whiting or squid mixed bag fishing charter, you will need to come prepared for around 5 hours on the water. For those who need it, there is a toilet onboard. You will need to be prepared with appropriate clothing to prepare against seaspray and be aware that you may get a little dirty when dealing with the fish. Our mixed bag fisdhing charters are the best charter for going home with a great catch.

Snapper, Whiting, Squid Mixed Bag Fishing Charters - Schedule
  • Meet at the boat ramp at Carrum or Hastings
  • Hit the open waters of either Port Philip or Westernport Bays
  • Search for possible schools of fish.
  • Change location if required
  • Head back home
What You Should Bring
  • Sunglasses and hat
  • Drink bottles of water
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Esky in your car (Please don’t bring it onboard, we will give you bags to take your fish home)
  • Bring a packed lunch and some snacks to see you through the day.
  • A weather proof jacket and older clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
Best time for mixed bag fishing charters in Victoria

If departing from Melbourne, outside the traditional snapper season, then the best time to fish for snapper, whiting and squid is January to September. During this season we operate mixed bag fishing charters

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you clean our fish? No, but we will bleed them once caught and have them placed on ice to keep them in the best condition.

Do I have to fight the fish by myself? You can take it in turns. Some fish can take time to bring in. We always leave that question to the person on the rod.

Do I have to wear a life jacket? When going through Port Phillip heads every person on the boat must wear a life jacket, then it is up to you once we are out of the heads.

What size will the fish be? There are limits placed on the minimum size of most fish by the Victorian Fishing Authority. Visit our Fishing Tips page to read the FAQ’s for each type of fish.

What sort of lures do you use? We use a mixture of skirted lures and hard body lures

What is the minimum age for children? For offshore fishing, 12 years and over. In the bays, we recommend children aged 5 and above.

Snapper fishing

Snapper Fishing – Taught By Experts

A lifetime of learning by Mal is your secret weapon to picking up all the tricks of the trade and looking like an expert in no time. Our mixed bag fishing charters will allow you to switch to whatever is biting on the day.

All Fishing Equipment Included

Equipped with all the best gear, Mal will get you set up to catch some snapper. Learn how to bait and fight the big ones on this dedicated snapper fishing charter.

Bragging Rights

We’re confident you will have a really fun day snapper fishing, and if you land a big one, Mal will take a photo and put it on his Instagram page so there is no doubting you caught it. Let your mates see what you’ve caught and tell the tale at your next BBQ!

Fishing Licence

Make sure you have a fishing licence before you leave. They are available online

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