Bass Strait & Southern Ocean Shark Fishing Trips
January - April
For those that crave the excitement of chasing the mighty Mako Shark, Proline Fishing Charters offers Exclusive Shark Fishing Trips into Bass Strait departing Sorrento Pier, or Portland Marina during the Southern Bluefin Tuna season.
These mighty fish are as exhilarating to angle for as Marlin, their mind blowing runs and acrobatical leaps will leave you breathless. Mako Sharks grow in excess of 300kg and will give you a workout you’ll never forget.
Bass Strait and the Southern ocean are prime areas for Mako Sharks to roam.
This region has the Continental Shelf which parallels the coast for the entirety of Southern Australia, producing an abundance of food for the Mighty Mako to feed on.
Whilst the burley is set, and the excitement mounts as the wait for shark’s progresses, you will have the opportunity to bottom fish for other species. Depending on the area we are fishing, you have the chance to catch species such as Snapper, Flathead, Morwong, School Shark, Gummy Shark and Nannygai. In the burley trail on any given day, it is not uncommon to see other species of Sharks, including Blue Sharks, Bronze Whaler Sharks, Thresher Sharks and even White Pointers.
Proline Fishing Charters Shark Trips are run as an exclusive Shark Trip where the boat is booked for your group only. The duration of these Charters has to be a minimum of 8hrs as to give you the best possible chance.
As with all of our Fishing Charters, prices are fully inclusive of fishing rods, bait & tackle, and we serve tea & coffee along with a sausage sizzle BBQ.
If you charter one of our boats for 8 or 10 hours, we include hamburgers and salad also. All your fish will be cleaned and bagged ready to cook.
You will be fishing aboard the Biggest Charter Boats in Victoria, Due South, a 60 foot Westcoaster Sportfish, or Strait Shooter, a 41 foot Steber Sportfish. Both vessels are skippered by professional Masters who have been fishing these waters all their lives, with experience second to none.
What to Bring: Warm clothes, hat, sunscreen, spray jacket, camera. Leave an esky in your car to keep your fish cool on the way home.
All anglers must have a current Victorian Fishing Licence if you’re over 18 and not a pensioner. They can be purchased online here