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Matt Cini & Reel Time Fishing

Matt Cini, affectionately nicknamed ‘Genie’ because of his sixth sense for finding and catching Victoria’s most sought after species of fish day after day, Is owner and operator of Reel Time Fishing Charters.

Victoria’s Reel Time Fishing Charters was founded in 2004 by owner and operator, Matt Cini. Starting out as a part-time venture, the business grew steadily over the years with an expanding clientele and loyal sponsorship to now being a highly reputable company.

Seasonally running two vessels in Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay Targeting Snapper/King George Whiting/Squid, Western Port Bay’s Gummy Shark’s and the Southern Ocean of Portland and it’s Blue Fin Tuna.

Matt Cini prides himself on his hands-on approach to the business. Reel Time is regularly featured in fishing publications around the country and Matt Cini has appeared on many T.V shows such as Fishin’ Trip, You Fish, Hooked with Dave Butfield, IFish, River to Reef, Adventure Bound, Top Gear, Postcards and Rove.

From humble beginnings

In early 2004, Matt Cini was working full-time as an injection moulder whilst juggling family life and trying desperately to fish as much as possible.

Good mate John Goodrich, who had known Matt for many years and was all too aware of his passion and success as a recreational fisherman, told Matt that it was a waste of unique talent to simply fish as a hobby and that if Matt was to go and get a coxswain license, that he would help him with the resources to start a charter business.

Once he got his ticket, a second-hand boat was purchased and fitted out, the name was decided and the ‘Reel Time’ brand was born. As soon as word got out that Matt Cini would be doing fishing charters, bookings came in thick and the phone hasn’t stopped ringing since!

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Matt Cini

Melbourne's busiest fishing charter operator, his passion for fishing in Victoria started at a young age of just 8 years old, with Port Phillip Bay Snapper being his specialty.

At the very young age of 24, Matt became Melbourne's best Snapper fisherman leading the way with his successful Fishing Charter Business Reel Time Fishing Charters.

Matt has always excepted nothing less than excellence in every species he chooses to target, from King George Whiting, Snapper, Yellow Tail Kingfish, Mulloway, Gummy Sharks and Southern Blue Fin Tuna to name just a few.

Targeting most species in Melbourne and after many years has become consistent enough to provide his customers with an abundance of fishing fun.

If there is a secret and know how, it's in this guy’s head and with his knowledge "Reel Time Fishing with Matt Cini” will bring you exactly this!

Matt loves teaching and educating all the fastidious fisherman, and with his 30 years and almost 300 days per annum on Victoria's pristine waters and the high blue seas there is not too many that can say they have done this.

In short Matt certainly has Gills and expertise in his field and navigation of Port Phillip Bay, Westernport and all Victorian waterways will provide an unforgettable experience

We invite you to enjoy and share this experience that only this unique creative man, our very own Matt Cini with his abundance of knowledge that he will bring you on this journey through the various courses he will provide for Reel Time Fishing with Matt Cini

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