All you need to know about Southern Fishing Charters.
All We have been providing fun & friendly fishing trips on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula for the past 12 years. We offer a personalised service with expert fishing knowledge, enabling you to have a great time! Southern Fishing Charters Sorrento is a member of the Victorian Charter Fishing Association. Leaving from Sorrento Pier allows us access to both Port Phillip Bay and Northern Bass Strait. This gives us more flexibility of fishing Bay or Strait, if the weather is a little unkind.Southern Fishing Charters can cater for everyone. From beginner to expert, individuals to small or large groups. From 7 years old to 70 years old… age is not a problem.
The ‘Southern Cross 2′ is a purpose built 34 foot professional fishing boat with flybridge. She is fully licenced, surveyed and with all safety gear supplied. She has a fully plumbed toilet which is important when catering for women, children & groups. ‘Southern Cross 2′ is surveyed to carry 25. We restrict passenger numbers to 12 for comfort purposes. Rods, reels, bait and tackle are all supplied. We supply tea and coffee and there is a bbq on board for use by the patrons.
Targeted Species – Snapper, Whiting, Flathead, Salmon, Squid, Silver Trevally, Sharks – (Mako, Gummy, Thresher)
By Catch – Leather Jackets, Sand Whiting, Red Mullet, Barber Perch, Wrasse. Our aim is to make everybody who comes on board feel comfortable and included . On top of all that we endeavour to send everyone home with a feed of cleaned and filleted fish.
Individuals, groups and full charters welcome. The time of year dictates which species we target but we generally catch a wide range of species. From October to May we target snapper in Bass Strait to Mornington / Mt Martha. When the water warms a little we chase snapper,large Bass Strait flathead, sharks (including mako. thresher and gummies) and salmon. January till march , weather permitting we may spend time chasing yellow tail kingfish. We endeavour to get all our trips into Bass Strait but we are restricted by the weather. If we are unable to traverse the Rip into Bass Strait we are still able to produce good catches in The Heads area or the Mount Martha area.