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Fishing at sunset

Mornington Twilight Fishing

Thursday, June 6, 2002
Calling all fishing enthusiasts keen for a day on the line from sunrise to sunset!

Lynda and Bill Hadlow own Relax, Go Fishing and they encourage people to do what their company name suggests.

They operate out of Mornington on Port Phillip Bay, just an hour south of Melbourne's CBD.

They own three boats — a two-level 12m fly bridge cruiser called The Ultimate, a 10m vessel called Charisma and Kick Back, a 7m Edencraft.

The Hadlows will organise any sort of outing — hens' and bucks' parties are popular, but one of their most successful is a twilight snapper trip which operates from November to March.

As snapper feed at first or last light, more people are inclined to partake in 6pm departures than starting off at 3am.

On your way out to the first spot, you are served an entrée, and dinner is served at around 8pm. You are likely to see a dolphin or two on your outward journey, and sunsets are spectacular.

Since the state government bought out the scallop dredges in Port Phillip Bay, fish numbers have increased in the waters, so many anglers enjoy testing their patience there.

Snapper are attracted to many kinds of bait — pilchards, squid, garfish, silver whiting and flathead. The largest one Bill has ever seen in the bay was about 12kg.

There is a bag limit of 10, and the legal size limit is 27cm. Anything smaller than that must be returned to the water.

Family groups have great fun on the Hadlows' trips and lots of grandparents get a kick out of taking their grandchildren on their very first fishing trip.

If you've never fished before, the Hadlows will take you under their "fins" and before long you will be landing catches with the best of them.


Mornington, 65km south of Melbourne.


Relax, Go Fishing twilight snapper fishing trips cost $50 per person including fishing gear and dinner.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.

More information

Relax, Go Fishing
Mornington Pier
Schnapper Point Drive
Mornington 3931
Ph: (03) 9787 0208
Fax: (03) 9787 3016

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