Tuna fill the bag!


Friday 19th April 2019

Tuna Fishing Charter

What better way to spend Good Friday, than on the water with a group of keen Tuna Fishermen!

On Friday we were met with ideal sea conditions and headed out on the hunt for some Blue Fin Tuna. We had a great start to our Tuna Fishing season with plenty of Tuna around at the moment. The group were kept busy landing Tuna and managed to bag out easily, with everyone enjoying multiple catches. Even the crew got to take some fish home.


There are plenty of ways to enjoy fresh caught Tuna, some of our favorites include Tuna Steaks, Tuna Parmiganas, Tuna and Sweet Potato Patties and Tuna Mornay, but the options are endless. A wuick google search soon brings up lots of ideas!

If you are keen to join us on an upcoming Tuna Fishing Charters then give Mary Ann a call on 0429983112 or drop us a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Beautiful King Island doesn't disappoint


Thursday 21st - Wednesday 27th March 2019

King Island Adventure Fishing Charter


Another Great Trip to beautiful King Island

After a bumpy crossing to King Island with 15knt S-E winds, we decided to fish out wide on Friday as the wind was only going to get worse as the days went on.The boys ended up with some good School Shark. Anchoring for the night in Fitzmaurice Bay of Cataraqui Point a relaxing night was enjoyed by all.

Saturday we fished in close on the west side avoiding the S-E winds, landing good size Snapper and Flathead, before anchoring in Grassy Harbour for the night. 

Sunday saw more N winds, accordingly we fished in close on the S-E side, landing sweet tasting Sweep and plenty of good size Flathead.

By Monday we had 40-50 knot Westerly winds, so decided to stay put in Grassy Harbour allowing the group to take an organized tour of the Island with Matthew Archer on King Island Coach Company. Going from Grassy to Cape Wickham enjoying refreshments at the 19th hole of Australia’s No 1 golf Link. Travelling south to Currie all the while calling into little nooks and crannies along the way, particularly King Island Cheese and being well informed by Matthew’s local knowledge. A delicious lunch at Bishops Café before visiting Naracoopa and finally down to the Calcified Forest towards Stokes Point encountering howling cold winds at Seal Rocks.

After another very settled night in Grassy Harbour we headed up the East coast on Tuesday and anchored off Rocky Point on the N-E side still sheltered from the moderating S-W wind and catching more Flathead and Gummies.

Wednesday saw much smoother seas for our trip home.

Even though the winds were trying we managed to make the most of our time in King Island, as the island provides shelter from the prevailing wind. An enjoyable time was had by all,. with many stories to tell I am sure.


For those that may be interested in fishing around King Island and staying on board for 3 or 4 nights, we are looking into arranging flights to King Island from Melbourne and return in future, if this is something that you are interested in please give Mary Ann a call on 0429 983 112 to express your interest.

Doreen Social Club outing delivers the fish!


28th February 2019

5 hour Reef Fishing Charter


On Thursday morning we headed out for our last fishing charter of Summer (hard to believe its now Autumn!)

Seven of the seventy Doreen Social club staying in Port Fairy, joined our boat for a great mornings fishing. Everyone on board was kept busy with the group catching Snapper, Nannygai and Flathead.

There are still plenty of Snapper around, some up to 46cm.

Thank you for joining us onboard the 'Southern Explorer' we hope you enjoyed your morning on the water.


Snapper on the bite


5 hour Reef Fishing Charters

12th & 15th February, 2019


We have headed out on several charters in the last week, in amongst our annual saety checks and survey by Marine Safety Victoria.

To the delight of all onboard there have been some bumper catches of snapper lately with a group from Goolum Goolum {Horsham} getting snapper up to 52 cm. Everyone has been going home with good feeds of fish.

Catch of lifetime!


7th January 2019

5hr Reef Fishing Charter

This morning we headed out off Port Fairy for a half day Reef Fishing Charter. 

Susan had the catch of her life today landing a 4.5 kg Snapper, an exceptional Snapper for this area.

The rest of the group also had a good morning landing pan size Snapper and Flathead. Lots of fresh fish for them to enjoy for dinner!


5hr reef 7 1 19The smile on Susans face says it all - an exceptional catch!


We are opertaing charters throughout the summer period, so if you wish to jump onboard, drop us a line to book a place on an upcoming trip - 0429983112

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