Bumper Trip to King Island


Thursday 1st February - Wednesday 7th February

King Island Adventure Fishing Charter

King Island turned it on for us this trip with Greg & Michael and John & Wendy, assisted by deckies Ian & Jason, on board. Below are some highlights from our very successful and enjoyable trip!

Day 1: Departing from Port Fairy on Thursday we travelled to Apollo Bay, where we spent the night, picked up the final 2 passengers and then headed to King Island on Friday morning.

Day 2: On arrival at the top of the island good sized flathead were mainly caught.

Day 3: The group explored the island with Matthew Archer ( King Island Coach & Bus Company) calling in on King Island Cheese Tasting, Cape Wickham Lighthouse and various spots of interest.

Day 4:  While Wendy explored the Southern part of the island, the others jumped back onboard the Southern Explorer and went out wider. We bagged out on Gummy and School Shark as well as some Jackass Morwong and Nannygai. Going out deeper we caught some beautiful Striped Tassie Trumpter up to 10kg.

Day 5: With everyone back on board we ventured from Grassy Harbour and went up the West side of the Island, catching and releasing small Gummys and more Flathead. Overnight we anchored up in sheltered Quarantine Bay.

Day 6: In the morning before heading back to Port Fairy, we trolled for Kingfish, but ended up bagging out on Tuna which included a 4 way hook up, along with plenty of big Salmon. Bottom Bouncing for Snapper produced some good fish. After midday on the way back we hooked a 39kg Tuna, which topped off a fantastic trip to King Island.

The passengers will be eating fish for a long time, taking home full eskies.

We managed to find good areas to fish,using different parts of the island depending on prevailing winds.

A big thankyou to Ian & Jason for their assistances during the entire trip and to Anita for keeping everyone informed of the fishing events from day to day on Facebook.


If you would like to experience the fishing and sights of King Island be sure to give Mary Ann a call to enquire about our next trip ph:0429983112 or 55983112 - an experience not to be missed. Charters can be tailored to suit your needs. More information on the different options is available here

Yambuk Angling Club day out on the water


Saturday 10th February 2018

5 Hour Reef Fishing Charter


Yesterday we headed out on a reef fishing charter with a great bunch of blokes and one girl from Yambuk Angling Club.

We headed out for a 5 hour Reef Charter of Port Fairy in perfect seas. Although fishing was slow everyone had a relaxing time on the water, catching snapper and flathead.

Thanks for joining us Yambuk Angling Club!

The Southern Explorer is the perfect spot to head out on a group function. We can take up to 23 people onboard, rotating through the rods so everyone gets a chance to have a fish!



Kids shine of Reef Fishing Charter


Saturday 27th January 2018

5 HourReef Fishing Charter


With a mixed group of parents and kids we headed out on Saturday morning for a 5 hour reef fishing charter off Port Fairy. Exploring the shallower reefs closer to Port Fairy fishing was slow with the snapper but was made up for with good numbers of flathead being caught.

As can be seen from the photos the kids were gun fishermen and had a great time reeling in fish. Some good feeds of Fish and Chips are ahead!

Top Aussie Day on the water


Friday 26th January 2018

8hr reef fishing Charter

On Friday we celebrated Australia Day by heading out for a day on the water, exploring the deeper reefs off Port Fairy's coastline. We were joined by members of the St Arnaud Fishing Club and what better way to celebrate with other members of the St. Arnaud Fishing Club than to board “Southern Explorer” for a full days fishing, out on the Southern Ocean. Not quite the same as fishing on the Murray River.The seas were not quite as flat as the Murray but everyone coped well.

A mixed bag comprising tuna(27kg), blue shark ,nannygai, gurnard, rock cod, morwong and snapper were caught, keeping everyone busy onboard. Everyone enjoyed the BBQ lunch onboard and took home a nice feed of fish at the end of the day!

Thanks for joining us guys, we hope you had an enjoyable day on the water!

Sunshine and 5hr Reef Fishing


Tuesday 23rd January 2018

5 Hour Reef Fishing Charter

We headed out on a 5 Hour Reef Fishng Charter again on Tuesday morning, exploring the shallower reefs off Port Fairy. We had good seas but bright skies made fishing harder today. We still managed to get a feed of snapper and flathead, but had to work hard for it. But hey, thats fishing! Varies from one day to the next and there are no guarantees!

On board we had two local fishermen using their Christmas Gift Vouchers and a group mainly from Mildura and Adelaide. Everyone enjoyed their time on the water and the cooler weather of Port Fairy.

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