Fishing Report – April 12th, 2017


The Bluey’s Boat Hire Season is all go and heaps of fish are being landed. Pan sized pinky snapper to 1kg are everywhere, flathead, rocket fast salmon, garfish and plump whiting are also on the chew. Most boat hires are getting 10+ fish per group and sometimes a lot more … we highly encourage and support responsible fishing … keep a few fish and return the others to fight another day.

Best baits are squid cut into strips, pilchards and pippies. We currently open at 7.30am with last boats in by 5.00pm … mornings are always best as the water is calmer and the fish are on the bite. Fish are being caught throughout the day.

Our Famous Five Hotspots are still keeping everybody busy with Pinnacles and Old Faithful continuing to get the best results. When the weather is calm a slow drift without using the anchor is a great tactic to fish a large area … you might lose a few hooks and sinkers on snags though. At Bluey’s we have super fresh bait and all the tackle you need to catch your dream fish and we will give you tips and advice on where they are biting and what bait is working best.

The area around Mordialloc has the reputation as the premium Snapper location on Port Phillip Bay and Bluey’s is the only boat hire operation that provides access to the waters around the Famous Five reef systems. Just 5-15 minutes by boat and you are right in the middle of the action! We see 5kg+ snapper on our hire boats every year with the occassional 10kg monster being landed. The photos and smiles are always awesome.

A Dusky Flathead (Platycephalus fuscus). Fairy Bower, Manly, NSW
Mornington Boat Hire