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our fishing boat - the reel thing

About Us

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Wishing you were fishing
Come and see The Reel Thing.

Our Services
About us
Mark Ratchford, our skipper holding two big fishes after fishing

Our Skipper,
Mark Ratchford


Anyone who enjoys the thrill of fishing on the bay or open sea in Melbourne knows that the one way to get the best experience is to opt for Melbourne Fishing Charters from The Reel Thing. The city has one of the finest harbours in the world and we are the operators who ensure you have a thrilling experience of great deep sea fishing.


Fishing Prices & Services
These Charters are exclusive
to you & your group. We do not add any extra customers to these Charters.

Diving Prices & Services
All of our dives are based on fishing
for either Crayfish, Abalone, Scallops
and other shell fish species.

Our Vessel

Our vessel is an ex NSW harbor authority vessel, since our purchase of the vessel we have made many modifications to adapt the vessel so that it is comfortable for divers / Fishermen with minimal effort to dive or Fish from.

christma booking

Xmas Light Tour

The Patterson Lakes canal Xmas lights is something special, it is the only place in Melbourne that puts on such a display over the water. The canal residence focus on the lights display at the rear of their houses over the water and not the front facing the road. this is a very limited opportunity only available for 3 weeks of every year so book early to avoid disappointment.


Christmas Lights Tour

The Reel Thing Charters Individual XMas special

Choose an appointment type.

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