Note, that I have not personally used Blueys Boat Hire Mordialloc services. As such I cannot make any specific personal recommendations one way or the other.

The service offers a variety of boats of different sizes to help get you out onto the water, where the fish are, at a reasonable price.

I have observed the Blueys hire boats operating while I’ve been fishing on the Mordialloc Pier.

Their customers seem cheery enough. The Google reviews for this service are nearly all positive.

Billed as a “No License or Experience Required” boat hire. Blueys Boat Hire caters for individuals and groups. Aimed at fishing they are also suitable for seeing the sights just offshore on Port Phillip Bay.

Tel: 03 9580 2902

At the time of writing, bookings are from the Blueys Boat Hire website on their Bookings Page.

Make sure you check out Bluey’s What To Bring page, particularly note the requirement of a Car License, Mobile Phone, seasonal clothing, food & drink (bring a cooler or Eski – but skip the grog !!), bait, tackle and rods.

Additionally, Blueys Boat Hire website state they do have rods, tackle and bait, at an additional charge, should you have none of your own.

Hiring a boat is an economical and relatively simple way of getting out on the bay fishing. It is also a common experience that you catch more fish than landbased fishing. This is true to a certain extent, though some of this comes down to technique and location.

No towing, launching or retrieving or busy boat ramp hassles is an advantage boat hire has over “bring your own boat.”

For many people this makes boat hire an attractive option.

Getting a few nautical miles offshore can make all the difference to your catch rate for species like snapper. Though even flathead and Australian Salmon catch rates tend to go up.

Around Mordialloc, there are a number of great offshore reefs and drop-offs that provide excellent fishing opportunities.

Plus there tends to be a little less pressure on fish populations than you find on a pier or beach. Given Mordialloc is a suburban popular hotspot.

It’s quieter, offers a range of habitats and increases your mobility towards “where the fish are biting.”

A bonus tip: Buying your own portable sounder – such as the Deeper portable models gives you a leg up on locating fish and make the most of your hire.

What Fish Species Can You Catch Using Blueys Boat Hire?

Based on my experience of Mordialloc fishing the following species are all possible, depending on weather conditions and the season you are fishing.

Fish Species Quick Info
Australian Salmon
Arripis trutta
All Year Round
Common for schools to move through, chopping up the water before moving on. Can be common during cooler months.
Platycephalus sp
All Year Round
Gummy Shark
Mustelus antarcticus
All Year Round
Larger species are caught in Port Phillip & Western Port during April to July. With the Peak Month considered too be May.
King George whiting
Sillaginodes punctata
November to April
Known to migrate from Victoria to South Australian waters during cooler months.
Mugilidae sp
All Year Round
Can sometimes be the only game in town during cooler weather.
Pinky Snapper
Chrysophrys auratus
All Year Round. But much more prevalent during warmer months.
This name applies to juvenile specimens of Snapper
Chrysophrys auratus
All Year Round. But much more prevalent during warmer months.
Adult specimens often come closer towards shore to feed on reefs during rougher weather in warmer months.
Sepioteuthis australis
All Year Round.
Best fished when waters are clear with little turbulence. Top times can be during June to September.
*Some fish species vary according to time of year and local environmental conditions.

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Blueys Boat Hire Mordialloc Fishing Review Summary

I cannot review the actual service that Blueys Boat Hire provides as I have not personally used it.

However, I can rate the fishability of the area you’ll head out into if you do hire a boat from Blueys.

Thus my 5-star rating is based on the fishability of the Mordialloc area and as such, I have rated the fishing excellent.

Look. Mordialloc Land Based fishing is certainly excellent.

You’ve got options like the beaches.  Then there’s Mordialloc Creek fishing and not forgetting for a moment the excellent Mordialloc Pier fishing.

The fact is sometimes getting offshore in a boat can make catching fish a whole lot easier. You won’t find too much argument against that. Especially with folks who have struggled to land fish from the piers and beaches.

One concern some people express is what happens if they book and the weather is too ugly to take the hire boat out. According to Blueys Boat Hire website they will reschedule your booking under those circumstances.

Sounds pretty fair!!

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