The annual migration of snapper from well offshore in Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean, to the inshore reef systems of Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay is a highly anticipated event for many anglers. These fish start to show their presence on the inshore Bass Strait reefs between Torquay and Sorrento as early as mid-September. When the conditions are right, these fish start to move towards Port Phillip Heads and The Rip. The snapper then spread out around the bay, feeding profusely in readiness for their annual spawning.
Being positioned at the southern end of Port Phillip Bay gives Proline Fishing Charters the ability to fish the inshore Bass Strait reefs, and then follow the migrating Snapper into Port Phillip Bay, producing the catches that our charters are famous for.
When Do We Run These Charters?
Our popular Snapper Fishing Charters are available betweenSeptember and February each year. This is when you will have the best chance of catching these prized fish, and with us you'll have the best equipment, assistance and positioning to get a great haul. You can charter our boats as a group for these trips and we can target specifically for Snapper only.
Who Can Do This Charter?
We cater to Individuals, Corporate Groups, Church Groups, Fishing Clubs, Ladies Days, Bucks Days or any Social Group you may belong to.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a complete novice or an accomplished angler, we'll provide a memorable experience for everyone.
About Our Charter Boats
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 for their entire lives, with experience second to none.
What's Included in this Charter?
As with all of our Fishing Charters, prices are fully inclusive of GST, 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.
What to Bring
Warm clothes, hat, sunscreen, spray jacket, camera and leave an esky in your car to keep your fish cool on your way home.
Proline Fishing Charters operates from Sorrento Pier, but if your group is from the western parts of Victoria, we can pick you up from the Queenscliff Marina.
Small groups will be grouped together to make up minimum numbers.
Snapper Charter Group Options and Prices
Exclusive use of the boat for 5 hours: $1800 for up to 15 people * Exclusive use of the boat for 6 hours: $2100 for up to 15 people * Exclusive use of the boat for 8 hours: $2800 for up to 15 people * Exclusive use of the boat for 10 hours: $3500 for up to 15 people *
* $125 per head if numbers exceed 15 on a 5hr charter. (20 maximum per boat, 40 maximum with our 2 boats).
Departure times for these Fishing Charters will vary to suit the tides.