Captains bLog

These are reports on some recent charters

A Great Day out on the Ocean!

A Great Day out on the Ocean!

8hr Reef Fishing Charter

18th March 2017


Steve was lucky enough to be gifted a Gift Voucher for Christmas from his lovely wife!

On Saturday he made good use of his voucher, getting together a group of his mates and heading out for an 8hr reef fishing charter off Port Fairy.

We encountered good seas for the day, and with the sun shining down on us and good company it made for a great day out.

The Flathead action was aplenty and a great day was had by all. Thanks for joining us Steve and co!

If you think a gift Voucher would be a great gift idea for someone you know, be sure to give Mary Ann a call to organise one! We have many voucher options available and they can be tailored to suit your needs and budget! ph: 0429 983 112 or 55983112


King Island Dive Adventure

King Island Dive Adventure

10th-13th March 2017

King Island Adventure Charter

We have just returned from a great trip to King Island with a fantastic group from the Warrnambool Sub Aqua Club. They wanted to explore the island from a different angle-underwater. The sea conditions were in our favour the entire trip, even though there were strong winds on the East side of the island, we could still dive off the West side. There is always somewhere to get shelter around King Island depending on wind direction.


We headed off from Port Fairy on Thursday night and travelled overnight to King Island. The group were able to sleep on the way in our comfortable bunks.

We arrived at King Island on Friday morning and the group had a dive on the East side of the island, along with some fishing. There is always good fishing available around the island. The divers saw a lot of abalone on their first dive.

We arrived at Grassy Harbour in the afternoon, where the group unloaded their dive equipment into their van, so they could dive off the island on the Saturday.


Meanwhile the crew had a well deserved rest, fishing out of Grassy, catching Sweep and Flathead, with the Flathead coming up two at a time. While in the harbour at night with a light, Jack Mackerel was caught.

Next morning while waiting for the group to arrive, we were entertained by the Searoad Mersey bringing in the weekly supplies for King Island. Cattle,cheese and other Island produce was then loaded onto the Searoad bound for Tasmania and the mainland.


During this Long weekend each year a yacht race occurs from Queensliffe to King Island - we were also lucky enough to witness lots of these yachts arriving at King Island.


In the afternoon we headed up the West coast past Currie towards Phoques Bay. On the way the group had one last dive coming up with some nice crayfish. That night while anchored in Phoques Bay, Mark cooked up some delicious Alabone- (I always thought Alabone was like boot leather, but I have changed my opinion now! Amazing what a defference it makes when its cooked up proeperly).


Come Monday morning we headed off back to Port Fairy, trolling part of the way. We caught a salmon and lost three good tuna - theres always next time though!


In all it was an absolute pleasure having Mark, Gary, Linda, Victoria, Nicole, Jeff and Andrew on board.

A big thank you from all the crew : Barry, MaryAnn, Ian and Paul.




Want to Join a King Island Fishing Adventure Trip? Go fishing, take in the sights of King Island, Sample the Local Produce or simple relax and take photographs? Our next King Island trip is coming up from the 7th-10th of April and we are taking bookings now! Phone Mary Ann 0429983112 to secure your spot! More information can be found HERE


King Island Trip Coming up! Book Now!

King Island Trip Coming up! Book Now!

With Captain Barry heading off to King Island this weekend - now is the time to book for our upcoming King Island Charter in April! Details shown below, don't miss your chance to experience all that the island has to offer, both on and offshore.

King island adventure charter

5hr reef fishing Charter - a great prize to win!

5hr reef fishing Charter - a great prize to win!

4th March 2017

5 Hour Reef Fishing Charter


Today the winners of a Fathers Day raffle sponsored by Gateway Plazza joined us to use their prize! The charter was made up of people from Port Campbell and others from  Melbourne.

The sea was reasonable and the sun shone down as the families on board enjoyed the spacious Southern Explorer while fishing the reefs off Port Fairy.
They had an enjoyable time on the water (sea sickness aside) and the day was made better by the catching of Snapper and Flathead.

Thanks for joining us - we hope to see you all again!


Bucks party celebrations with a day of fishing

Bucks party celebrations with a day of fishing
2nd Macrh 2017

8 hour reef fishing charter

We had a lively bunch of lads from Western Victoria on board on Thursday celebrating a Bucks Party with an 8hr reef fishing charter. It was not a perfect sea but every one still enjoyed their fish on the deeper reefs off Port Fairy.

The beers flowed and the reels were kept working, as the fishing action continued throughout the day. Jackass morwong, Nannygai, Rock Cod, Flying Gurnard, Flathead and a small Mako were all landed. To top it off we struck a school of salmon and the boys had a ball catching Salmon a plenty,  up to 3 kg.

Thanks for joining us to celebrate boys, and all the best for the upcoming nuptuals. 


Copyright: 2017 Southern Coast Charters

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