Melbourne Fishing Charters

Melbourne Fishing Charters run exciting fishing trips departing from the city’s famous and historic St Kilda Pier, conveniently located only a short drive from Melbourne’s CBD. The friendly crew are highly experienced and knowledgeable, with a great passion for fishing, the sea, and the environment. You will be in great hands when you join them on one of their half day trips on Port Phillip Bay.

Charters are aboard the stable and clean ‘Bellsandro’, a 44’ Steber that is powered by twin 375HP Volvo engines, and equipped with GPS, fishfinder and radar to navigate you to the action on this sizeable bay. The vessel has a large deck with plenty of space and outdoor seating, as well as cover from the elements, and is comfortably fits up to 16 guests. On board you will find a BBQ, marine toilet, large customer icebox, and a sound system to provide entertainment throughout the day.

Melbourne Fishing Charters offer shared half day charters from September to June. They specialise in various fishing techniques, such as light tackle, bottom fishing, trolling and drift fishing, and the crew will be on hand to show you the best methods for targeting Snapper during Spring, or Pinkies, Flathead, Whiting and many others during Summer and Autumn.

Trips include the use of quality Penn Spinfisher Rods and Reels, as well as tackle and lures. You will be supplied with water, coffee, tea and soft drinks, as well as a sausage sizzle lunch. Your catch can be cleaned and bagged for you at the end of the trip, or if you prefer, you can have it cooked on board ready to take home. Fishing licenses must be organised prior to your trip, which are valid for 48 hours and are available for purchase online.

Please note that children are welcome aboard, with an age limit of 7 years and over. All aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    5 Hour Dawn Package - Shared
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Apr 1
    $77
    per person
    This half day 5 hour fishing charter departing at 5am or 6am on Port Phillip Bay will have you targeting Pinkies, Snapper, Flathead, Whiting, Salmon and more. Trips include the use of quality fishing gear, bait and tackle, a sausage sizzle or hot dogs lunch, and complimentary drinks. Your catch can be cleaned and bagged, or if you prefer, have it cooked on board or prepared sashimi style. 10 people are need for this trips to take place.
  • Shared trip
    5 Hour Mid Morning Trip - Shared
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Apr 1
    $77
    per person
    This half day 5 hour fishing charter departing at 5am or 6am on Port Phillip Bay will have you targeting Pinkies, Snapper, Flathead, Whiting, Salmon and more. Trips include the use of quality fishing gear, bait and tackle, a sausage sizzle or hot dogs lunch, and complimentary drinks. Your catch can be cleaned and bagged, or if you prefer, have it cooked on board or prepared sashimi style.10 people are need for this trips to take place.
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About the Captain

Andre Lindsey
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Angler's Choice
6 Fishing Reports
42 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since Mayo 2016
Hi I'm Capt Andre I have been operating my fishing charters from ST Kilda Pier for 11 years and chartering for a total of 16 years. I want to share with my guests an awesome fishing experience and share my stories from a life time at sea. As a kid I spent all my time fishing with dad at sea in Western Port Bay and along the coast of Victoria. As a young man I went to sea working on off shore trawlers around Australia. I love talking about my life time of fishing experiences and my greatest passion is watching my customer catch fish. I do whatever it takes to get you a fish to take home. I promise to look after you board, I'll cook your catch or clean it up for you to take home and cook you up some lunch.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flathead Flathead
King George Whiting King George Whiting
Salmon (Australian) Salmon (Australian)
Shark (Gummy) Shark (Gummy)

Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)

Boat Specs

Steber (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 375HP Volvo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

Length
44 ft
Capacity
16 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (3)
4.46
out of 5 stars from 40 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
7 kg big red snapper
Two big snappers right at the start
5 hours effort of the whole boat
Angler Rating
21
15
4
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
82%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
52%
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Scott C.
Richmond, VIC
 4.00
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Half Day with Captain Andre

VERIFIED   Enero 5, 2020
Great day fishing.  Everyone on the boat caught minimum 10 fish, although most were too small… pinkies mostly with...
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Michael S.
Port Melbourne, VIC
 5.00
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Dawn trip with Captain Andre

VERIFIED   Marzo 15, 2020
Great experience caught a lot of fish Andre was very helpful as was Meg and they provided a great atmosphere where everyone...
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Ronald H.
Central, HCW
 5.00
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Half day trip early morning

VERIFIED   Octubre 14, 2019
The trip is fantastic and started with cups of coffee provided by the captain.  We were lucky enough to get two big snapper...
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Melbourne, VIC
 5.00
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   Enero 31, 2020
Top morning had a great skipper very friendly and personable He tried various spots Good to see sausage sizzle...
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Ivett K.
Reservoir, VIC
 5.00
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Loved it

VERIFIED   Diciembre 28, 2019
Loved that after I coughs the fish in 10 minute the captain cooked it on the barbecue ! I have never eaten such a fresh fish...
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