Fishing Reports Melbourne & Victoria: Latest: August 2022

The Melbourne Fishing Reports page offers the latest reports compiled by Dave. Therefore giving you some indication of where the fish are biting in Victoria.


Latest Fishing Reports By Species

Snapper Stats

What We Have For You

Rated as Victoria’s favourite saltwater fish. The Australian Snapper.

Every week we collate reports from several resources and present them. Giving you a view of where Snapper are biting – and what bait and lures are working for others.

Port Phillip and Western Port Bay are considered Victoria’s Snapper Hot spots.

However, they are caught in good numbers right around the Victorian coastline.

Check out our Dedicated page for Melbourne Snapper Fishing Reports

Cod Crunching

What We Have For You

Murray Cod fishing reports largely come from regional Victoria & NSW.

Places near to the Murray River. The Ovens and Goulburn Rivers, Lake Eildon and Lake Nagambie.

While Murray Cod can be found in waters like the Yarra River (upstream from Eltham) these catches are not as common.

Flathead Formulas

What We Have For You

Flathead is one of the most popular Aussie fish species. Right after Snapper and Whiting.

In our reports “Flathead” refers to all species, unless otherwise indicated. This is due to how people report them.

Flathead are a great table fish and fight well.

They can be caught on a range of baits and lures. Soft plastics are very effective.

Check out our dedicated Flathead Fishing Report Page.

Whiting Watch

What We Have For You

King George Whiting are one of Victoria’s most popular saltwater fish.

They can be finicky feeders and are very shy.

So stealth is important. As table fish, their flesh is superb.

Check out our dedicated Whiting Reports Page.

Bream Bragging

What We Have For You

For the most part, Bream fishing reports tend to come from around Melbourne and Gippsland.

However this much-loved estuary species is often caught in the Western district estuaries too.

Our dedicated Bream Fishing Reports Page can help drill down into where the bream are biting .

Bream Fishing Reports

Calamari Counting

What You Can Find

Most of the Squid reports I collect tend to be from Port Phillip & Western Port Bays.

Generally, you will find a lot of action occurs in spots like Mornington Pier. Plus a lot of boat and kayak anglers consistently do well with squid fishing.

Calamari Fishing Reports

Trout Tally

What We Report

Trout are an introduced species in Australia, however, it is not believed they cause the kind of damage seen with species like European Carp or even Redfin. They are a highly prized fighting fish that has excellent table qualities

As such they are actively farmed and every year the Fisheries Department releases Trout in Victorian streams.

When reporting the name “Trout” is often used interchangeably in submitted reports. So we record both Rainbow and Brown Trout – and indicate the species when it is available to us.

Usually, Trout Season is closed between June and September. The day of the month can vary each year.

Redfin Roundup

What We Report

Known as Redfin in Australia, sometimes as English Perch and in some countries simply “Perch.”

While they are an introduced species – and somewhat of a pest in some waterways – they are nowhere near as destructive as European Carp. They also taste better and require a little more skill to catch.

I love catching Redfin – and it’s common for me to target them regularly.

Carp Clobbering

What We Have For You

European Carp are an invasive pest species in Australia.

They cause massive destruction to the waterways.

Clouding up the water making it unsuitable to native species.

Basically changing the environment to suit themselves.

Silver Trevally Targeting

What We Have For You

Great tasting fish and often in good numbers in Victorian saltwater bays, beaches and estuaries.

People who have never caught them before are often shocked to find a small louse inside the fishing mouth. This creature actually eats the fish’s tongue, then sites where the tongue used to be and collects free meals as the fish eats. Pretty gross!

However – the louse is not a threat to humans and fish with the louse present when caught can be safely eaten.

Given they are pretty tasty this is good news. Right?

Silver Trevally Fishing Reports

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Mullet Math

What We Have For You

Mullet can make an excellent starter fish to target, especially for young children. You only need light equipment and they are pretty easy to catch.

They are also pretty good eating!

While a lot of mullet are caught we receive fewer reports on this species as many anglers regard them as by-catch or a nuisance.

This is unfortunate as they are a sustainable species to target and I highly recommend them!

Yellowbelly Yarns

Yellowbelly Reports – Resources

Yellowbelly – also known as Golden Perch – is an Australian Native fish found in inland rivers and lakes.

It is a good fighting fish that can be targeted using a variety of surface and diving lures. As well as baits including worms and yabbies.

Gummy Shark Statistics

What We Have For You

Gummy sharks make up the bulk of the catch for what Victorians buy in fish and chip shops as “flake.”

They are a small and harmless species of shark. A sister species is targeted in the United Kingdom where they refer to it as a “smooth hound.”

While not as tasty as species like snapper, flathead or whiting the flesh is sweet and boneless. Making it a good table fish suitable for children.

Australian Salmon Smashing

What We Have For You

The Australian Salmon is not a true “salmon.” In fact, it is not related to salmon and trout at all.

A sustainable fish to target, due to the massive schools they travel in. They are famous for moving through bays and estuaries jumping out of the water as they munch smaller bait fish. This is often referred to as a “bust-up.”

They can also be prolific in the surf during Winter where you’ll see surf fishos targeting them alongside Tailor.


Freshwater Eels

While not my personal favourite a lot of folks love them.

As fishing reports on eels are pretty rare we

Freshwater Eels – usually the Short-finned Eel around Melbourne, are a part of freshwater fishing life.

Fishing Reports Table

The following table is an aggregate of all fishing reports for August,2022. The species fishing reports linked above, on this page, make easier reading for most anglers.

August Fishing Reports

DateLocationSpeciesBaitLureRig                   
May 30, 2022Bird RockKing George WhitingPipis
May 30, 2022Bird RockKing George WhitingSquid
May 30, 2022Blue Rock DamRedfin
May 30, 2022Blue Rock DamAustralian BassChatterbait
May 30, 2022Blue Rock DamAustralian BassZman Finesse Frog
May 30, 2022Clifton SpringsKing George WhitingPipis
May 30, 2022Clifton SpringsKing George WhitingSquid
May 30, 2022Stingaree BayKing George WhitingPipis
May 30, 2022Stingaree BayKing George WhitingSquid
May 30, 2022HermsleyKing George WhitingPipis
May 30, 2022HermsleyKing George WhitingSquid
May 30, 2022Cunningham PierAustralian SalmonChicken
May 30, 2022Cunningham PierAustralian SalmonMetal Spoon
May 30, 2022Irrigation ChannelsMurray CodZx40 blade
May 30, 2022Waranga BasinRedfin
May 30, 2022Blue Rock DamEuropean Carp
May 30, 2022ToolambaYellow BellyCheese
May 30, 2022ToolambaYellow BellyEarthworms
May 30, 2022ToolambaYellow BellyTN60 Jackal
May 30, 2022ToolambaMurray CodCheese
May 30, 2022ToolambaMurray CodEarthworms
May 30, 2022ToolambaMurray CodCodger
May 30, 2022ToolambaMurray CodOld Mate
May 30, 2022Broken RiverMurray CodCheese
May 30, 2022Broken RiverMurray CodChicken
May 30, 2022Broken RiverMurray CodScrub Worms
May 30, 2022Broken RiverMurray CodBassman Aussie Crawler
May 30, 2022Broken RiverMurray CodJackal Pompadour
May 30, 2022Broken RiverMurray CodSingle Blade Old Mate
May 30, 2022Wurdi BulocRainbow TroutMegabass X70s
May 30, 2022Wurdi BulocRainbow TroutStrike Pro Bobbin Spoon
May 30, 2022Offshore Apollo BayTuna
May 30, 2022MallacootaGummy Shark
May 30, 2022Offshore Barwon HeadsSnapper
May 30, 2022Offshore Barwon HeadsGummy Shark
May 30, 2022Offshore Barwon HeadsFlathead
May 30, 2022St LeonardsCalamari Natural Coloured Squid Jigs in 3.0 and 3.5
June 2, 2022BarwonAustralian SalmonBerkley 3 inch Power Bait Minnows
June 2, 2022Corio Bay,VicPinky Snapper
June 2, 2022Corio Bay,VicSilver TrevallyBerkley 3 inch Power Bait Minnows
June 2, 2022Clifton Springs,VicKing George WhitingPipis
June 2, 2022Clifton Springs,VicCalamari 
June 2, 2022Queenscliff,VicKing George WhitingSquid
June 2, 2022Queenscliff,VicCalamari 
June 2, 2022Offshore Barwon Heads,VicGummy SharkAustralian Salmon Fillets
June 2, 2022Offshore Barwon Heads,VicFlatheadAustralian Salmon Fillets
June 2, 2022Offshore Barwon Heads,VicSnapperAustralian Salmon Fillets
June 2, 2022Offshore Barwon Heads,VicTuna
June 2, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 2, 2022Port MacDonell,SATuna
June 2, 2022Wurdi Buloc, VicRainbow TroutNorries Wasabi Spoon
June 2, 2022Wurdi Buloc, VicRedfinNorries Wasabi Spoon
June 2, 2022Broken River,VicMurray CodBalista Hunchbacks
June 2, 2022Broken River,VicYellow BellyLipless Crank Baits
June 2, 2022Broken River,VicYellow BellySmall Divers
June 2, 2022Broken River,VicMurray CodScrub Worms
June 2, 2022Broken River,VicYellow BellyScrub Worms
June 2, 2022Broken River,VicMurray CodChicken
June 2, 2022Broken River,VicYellow BellyChicken
June 2, 2022Toolamba,VicMurray CodChicken
June 2, 2022Toolamba,VicMurray CodCheese
June 2, 2022Shepparton,VicMurray CodSpinners
June 2, 2022Shepparton,VicFreshwater Crayfish
June 2, 2022Waranga Basin, VicYellow Belly
June 2, 2022Greens Lake, VicYellow Belly
June 2, 2022Blue Rock Dam,VicRainbow TroutSmall Hardbodies
June 2, 2022Blue Rock Dam,VicRainbow TroutTassie Devils
June 2, 2022Blue Rock Dam,VicRedfinTassie Devils
June 2, 2022Blue Rock Dam,VicAustralian BassTN60 Jackal
June 2, 2022Blue Rock Dam,VicAustralian BassZx40 blade
June 2, 2022Lake Mulwala, NSWMurray CodCodger
June 2, 2022Lake Mulwala, NSWMurray CodSpinners
June 2, 2022Lake Mulwala, NSWMurray CodOld Mate
June 2, 2022Yarrambat Park Lake, VicRedfinAsakura S-Hornet Crankbait
June 2, 2022Catbay,VicFlathead
June 2, 2022Hastings,VicKing George Whiting
June 2, 2022Hastings,VicFlathead
June 2, 2022Elizabeth Island,VicWrasse
June 2, 2022Elizabeth Island,VicGummy SharkWrasse
June 2, 2022Lysaughts,VicGummy SharkGrass Whiting
June 2, 2022Top End Western Port,VicGummy SharkSquid
June 2, 2022Eagle Rock Western Port Bay,VicSnapper
June 2, 2022Mornington,VicKing George Whiting
June 2, 2022Mornington,VicFlathead
June 2, 2022Mornington,VicGarfishMaggots
June 2, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 2, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 2, 2022Lake Purrumbete, VicRedfin
June 2, 2022Lake Eildon,VicRainbow Trout
June 2, 2022Devilbend Reservoir, VicEstuary Perch
June 2, 2022Kilcunda,VicAustralian Bass
June 2, 2022Port Welshpool,VicSwordfish
June 9, 2022Somers, VicCalamari 
June 9, 2022Quail Bank,VicCalamari 
June 9, 2022Coronet Bay, VicCalamari 
June 9, 2022Hastings,VicGummy Shark
June 9, 2022Mericks,VicGummy Shark
June 9, 2022Flinders Pier,VicCalamari 
June 9, 2022Blairgowrie,VicAustralian Salmon
June 9, 2022Frankston,VicAustralian Salmon
June 9, 2022Mt Eliza,VicAustralian Salmon
June 9, 2022Blairgowrie,VicAustralian Salmon
June 9, 2022Frankston,VicCalamari 
June 9, 2022Mount Martha,VicCalamari 
June 9, 2022Mt Eliza,VicCalamari 
June 9, 2022Mornington,VicCalamari 
June 9, 2022Frankston,VicGarfish
June 9, 2022Mt Eliza,VicGarfish
June 9, 2022Mount Martha,VicGarfish
June 9, 2022Mornington,VicGarfish
June 9, 2022Mount Martha,VicYellow Eye Mullet
June 9, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 9, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 9, 2022Rubicon,VicRainbow Trout
June 9, 2022Devilbend Reservoir, VicEstuary Perch
June 9, 2022Tanjil River,VicRainbow Trout
June 10, 2022Corio Bay,VicAustralian SalmonSoft Plastic Minnow
June 10, 2022Cunningham Pier,VicAustralian SalmonSoft Plastic Minnow
June 10, 2022Cunningham Pier,VicPinky SnapperSoft Plastic Minnow
June 10, 2022Cunningham Pier,VicSilver TrevallySoft Plastic Minnow
June 10, 2022Cunningham Pier,VicSnookSoft Plastic Minnow
June 10, 2022Cunningham Pier,VicFlatheadSoft Plastic Minnow
June 10, 2022Offshore Barwon Heads,VicTunaSquid
June 10, 2022Offshore Barwon Heads,VicTunaAustralian Salmon Fillets
June 10, 2022Cumberland River, VicRainbow TroutStrike Tiger Nymphs
June 10, 2022Lake Purrumbete, VicBrown TroutLarge Hard Bodies
June 10, 2022Lake Purrumbete, VicRedfinLarge Hard Bodies
June 10, 2022Nagambie, VicFreshwater Crayfish
June 10, 2022Murchison, VicFreshwater Crayfish
June 10, 2022Mooroopna,VicFreshwater Crayfish
June 10, 2022Aracadia,VicMurray Cod
June 10, 2022Bunbartha,VicMurray Cod
June 10, 2022Lake Eildon,VicMurray Cod
June 10, 2022Lake Eildon,VicRedfin
June 10, 2022Lake Eildon,VicRainbow TroutTassie Devils
June 10, 2022Murray River,VicFreshwater Crayfish
June 10, 2022Moama, NSWMurray Cod
June 10, 2022Shepparton Lake,VicRainbow TroutSoft Plastic Minnow
June 10, 2022Lake Mulwala, NSWMurray CodSpinners
June 16, 2022Geelong Waterfront,VicAustralian SalmonPilchardsSoft Plastic Minnow
June 16, 2022Geelong Waterfront,VicSnookPilchardsSoft Plastic Minnow
June 16, 2022Geelong Waterfront,VicPinky SnapperSquidSoft Plastic Minnow
June 16, 2022Geelong Grammar Lagoon,VicGarfish
June 16, 2022Clifton Springs,VicCalamari 
June 16, 2022Portarlington,VicCalamari 
June 16, 2022Port MacDonell,SATunaPilchards
June 16, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 16, 2022Wurdi Buloc, VicBrown TroutMetal Spoon
June 16, 2022Wurdi Buloc, VicRainbow TroutMetal Spoon
June 16, 2022Wurdi Buloc, VicRedfinMetal Spoon
June 16, 2022Murchison, VicMurray Cod
June 16, 2022Murchison, VicFreshwater Crayfish
June 16, 2022Toolamba,VicFreshwater Crayfish
June 16, 2022Raftery's,VicFreshwater Crayfish
June 16, 2022Shepparton,VicFreshwater Crayfish
June 16, 2022Waranga Basin, VicRedfin
June 16, 2022Lake Mulwala, NSWMurray CodSpinners
June 16, 2022Lake Mulwala, NSWMurray CodSwim Bait
June 16, 2022Shepparton Lake,VicRainbow TroutSoft Plastics
June 16, 2022Shepparton Lake,VicRedfinTN50 Jackal
June 16, 2022Dartmouth Dam,VicRainbow TroutTassie Devils
June 16, 2022Blue Rock Dam,VicRainbow TroutTassie Devils
June 16, 2022Blue Rock Dam,VicAustralian BassStump Jumper
June 16, 2022Blue Rock Dam,VicAustralian BassEarthworms
June 16, 2022Blue Rock Dam,VicRainbow TroutEarthworms
June 16, 2022Blue Rock Dam,VicRedfinEarthworms
June 16, 2022Blue Rock Dam,VicEuropean CarpEarthworms
June 16, 2022Lake Purrumbete, VicRedfin
June 16, 2022Lake Purrumbete, VicRainbow Trout
June 16, 2022Lake Purrumbete, VicChinook Salmon
June 16, 2022Western Entrance Western Port Bay,VicThumper Whiting
June 16, 2022Hastings,VicCalamari 
June 16, 2022North Arm Western Port Bay,VicCalamari 
June 16, 2022North Arm Western Port Bay,VicGarfish
June 16, 2022Lang Lang,VicGummy Shark
June 16, 2022Balcombe Creek,VicBlack Bream
June 16, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 16, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 16, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 16, 2022Devilbend Reservoir, VicEstuary Perch
June 16, 2022Port Welshpool,VicAustralian Salmon
June 23, 2022Bellarine Peninsula,VicKing George WhitingPipisRunning Sinker Rig
June 23, 2022Bellarine Peninsula,VicFlatheadSquidRunning Sinker Rig
June 23, 2022Bellarine Peninsula,VicPinky SnapperSquidRunning Sinker Rig
June 23, 2022Bellarine Peninsula,VicCalamari Bright Pink Squid Jigs
June 23, 2022Offshore Barwon Heads,VicPinky Snapper
June 23, 2022Offshore Barwon Heads,VicGummy Shark
June 23, 2022Cape Schanck,VicTuna
June 23, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 23, 2022Barwon River Ocean Grove,VicSilver TrevallySoft Plastics
June 23, 2022Barwon River Ocean Grove,VicAustralian SalmonSoft Plastics
June 23, 2022Stoney Creek,VicRedfinJerk Baits
June 23, 2022Stoney Creek,VicRainbow TroutJerk Baits
June 23, 2022Wurdi Buloc, VicRainbow TroutJerk Baits
June 23, 2022Wurdi Buloc, VicRedfinJerk Baits
June 23, 2022Lake Eildon,VicMurray CodSpinners
June 23, 2022Lake Eildon,VicRainbow TroutTassie Devils
June 23, 2022Lake Eildon,VicRedfinTassie Devils
June 23, 2022Lake Eildon,VicEuropean CarpScrub Worms
June 23, 2022Murchison, VicMurray CodChicken Liver
June 23, 2022Shepparton,VicMurray CodChicken Liver
June 23, 2022Waranga Basin, VicRedfinSoft Plastics
June 23, 2022Waranga Basin, VicRedfinZx40 blade
June 23, 2022Broken River,VicEuropean CarpEarthworms
June 23, 2022Irrigation Channels Shepparton, VicMurray CodBassman Shorties
June 23, 2022Irrigation Channels Shepparton, VicYellow BellyBassman Shorties
June 23, 2022Torrumbarry,VicMurray Cod
June 23, 2022Torrumbarry,VicYellow Belly
June 23, 2022Torrumbarry,VicEuropean CarpChicken
June 23, 2022Martha Cove,VicCalamari Odori Squid Jig
June 23, 2022Martha Cove,VicCalamari 
June 23, 2022Offshore Westernport,VicTuna
June 23, 2022Western Entrance Western Port Bay,VicCalamari 
June 23, 2022Western Entrance Western Port Bay,VicCuttlefish
June 23, 2022Somers Landbased,VicCalamari Baited Jigs
June 23, 2022Patterson River,VicAustralian SalmonSoft Plastics
June 23, 2022Mornington,VicGarfishMaggots
June 23, 2022Mornington,VicGarfish
June 23, 2022Portsea,VicCalamari 
June 23, 2022Portsea,VicThumper Whiting
June 23, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 23, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 23, 2022Lake Eildon,VicMurray Cod
June 23, 2022Gunnamatta,VicAustralian Salmon
June 23, 2022Tallangatta Lake Hume,NSWBrown Trout
June 23, 2022Lake Tyers,VicBlack Bream
June 30, 2022Tyabb Bank,VicCalamari Red Foil Jigs
June 30, 2022Quail Bank,VicCalamari Baited Jigs
June 30, 2022Rosebud,VicAustralian Salmon
June 30, 2022Blairgowrie,VicCalamari 
June 30, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 30, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 30, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 30, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 30, 2022Casey Fields,VicRainbow TroutPowerbait
June 30, 2022Lake Mulwala, NSWMurray Cod
July 2, 2022Barwon River Ocean GroveSilver TrevallySoft Plastics
July 2, 2022Barwon River Ocean GroveAustralian SalmonSoft Plastics
July 2, 2022Barwon River Ocean GroveEstuary PerchSoft Plastics
July 2, 2022Clifton SpringsKing George WhitingPipis
July 2, 2022HermsleyKing George WhitingPipis
July 2, 2022Clifton SpringsCalamari Purple Coloured Squid Jigs
July 2, 2022HermsleyCalamari Purple Coloured Squid Jigs
July 2, 2022Offshore Barwon HeadsSnapper
July 2, 2022Offshore Barwon HeadsGummy Shark
July 2, 2022Offshore Barwon HeadsTuna
July 2, 2022PortlandTuna
July 2, 2022Port MacDonellTuna
July 2, 2022Crater LakesChinook SalmonPilchards
July 2, 2022Crater LakesBrown TroutTassie Devils
July 2, 2022Crater LakesRainbow TroutTassie Devils
July 2, 2022Crater LakesTiger TroutTassie Devils
July 2, 2022GoulburnFreshwater Crayfish
July 2, 2022Shepparton LakeRainbow TroutPowerbait
July 2, 2022Shepparton LakeRainbow TroutSpinners
July 2, 2022Lake EildonMurray CodStump Jumper
July 2, 2022Lake EildonRainbow TroutTassie Devils
July 2, 2022Lake EildonEuropean CarpEarthworms
July 2, 2022Lake EildonRedfinEarthworms
July 2, 2022Waranga BasinFreshwater Crayfish
July 2, 2022Lake HumeRedfinScrub Worms
July 2, 2022Lake HumeRedfinBlades
July 2, 2022Nicholson River EstuaryBlack BreamSoft Plastics
July 2, 2022Mordialloc PierGarfishMaggots
July 2, 2022FrankstonGarfishMaggots
July 2, 2022KilcundaAustralian Salmon
July 2, 2022Venus BayAustralian Salmon
July 2, 2022InverlochAustralian Salmon
July 2, 2022Lakes Entrance Australian Salmon
July 2, 2022MerimbulaAustralian Salmon
July 2, 2022PambulaAustralian Salmon
July 7, 2022Off CowesCalamari Purple Coloured Squid Jigs
July 7, 2022Tyabb BankCalamari 
July 7, 2022Quail BankCalamari 
July 7, 2022Lang LangGummy Shark
July 7, 2022Coronet BayCalamari 
July 7, 2022Coronet BayKing George Whiting
July 7, 2022Mt ElizaCalamari 
July 7, 2022Lake PurrumbeteRedfin
July 7, 2022Devilbend ReservoirEstuary PerchVibes
July 7, 2022Devilbend ReservoirRedfinNorries Wasabi Spoon
July 7, 2022Nicholson River EstuaryBlack BreamPrawn
July 7, 2022MarloBlack BreamPrawn
July 7, 2022AltonaFlathead
July 7, 2022Hobsons BayFlathead
July 16, 2022Clifton SpringsKing George WhitingPipis
July 16, 2022Clifton SpringsKing George WhitingSquid
July 16, 2022Clifton SpringsCalamari Gree, Pink. Purple Squid Jigs
July 16, 2022Offshore Barwon HeadsGummy SharkSquid
July 16, 2022Offshore Barwon HeadsSnapperAustralian Salmon FilletsBlack Magic Snapper Snatches
July 16, 2022Anglesea, VicSnapperAustralian Salmon FilletsBlack Magic Snapper Snatches
July 16, 2022Port MacDonellTuna
July 16, 2022Port FairyTuna
July 16, 2022Wurdi BulocRedfinSoft Plastics
July 16, 2022Stoney CreekRedfinSoft Plastics
July 16, 2022Wurdi BulocRainbow TroutSoft Plastics
July 16, 2022Stoney CreekRainbow TroutSmall Divers
July 16, 2022MurchisonFreshwater Crayfish
July 16, 2022SheppartonFreshwater Crayfish
July 16, 2022Lake NagambieMurray CodSpinners
July 16, 2022Lake NagambieRedfin
July 16, 2022Lake NagambieMurray CodScrub Worms
July 16, 2022Lake EildonMurray CodTassie Devils
July 16, 2022Lake EildonMurray CodSmall Divers
July 16, 2022Lake EildonRainbow TroutTassie Devils
July 16, 2022Lake EildonRedfinTassie Devils
July 16, 2022Shepparton LakeRainbow TroutNight Crawlers
July 16, 2022Off CowesGummy Shark
July 16, 2022Off CowesCalamari 
July 16, 2022Offshore San RemoTuna
July 16, 2022Port Phillip Bay Bottom EndGarfish
July 16, 2022Port Phillip Bay Bottom EndCalamari Red Foil Jigs
July 16, 2022PortlandTunaSpinners
July 16, 2022Rocklands ReservoirAustralian Bass
July 16, 2022Warnambool FreshwaterBrown TroutFly - Unspecified Pattern
July 16, 2022Lake EildonMurray CodStump Jumper - Tree Frog Color
July 16, 2022Bemm RiverBlack BreamSoft Plastics
July 16, 2022Port MacDonellTuna
July 16, 2022Geelong WaterfrontPinky SnapperBluebaitSoft Plastics
July 16, 2022Geelong WaterfrontAustralian SalmonBluebaitSoft Plastics
July 16, 2022Geelong WaterfrontSilver TrevallySoft Plastics
July 16, 2022Geelong WaterfrontSnookBluebaitSoft Plastics
July 16, 2022Geelong WaterfrontFlatheadPipisSoft Plastics
July 16, 2022Clifton SpringsCalamari 
July 16, 2022PortarlingtonCalamari 
July 16, 2022QueenscliffSilver TrevallyTurtkeback Worms
July 16, 2022Barwon River Ocean GroveSilver TrevallyZman Grubz
July 16, 2022Barwon River Ocean GroveAustralian SalmonZman Grubz
July 16, 2022Barwon River Ocean GroveEstuary PerchZman Grubz
July 16, 2022Port FairyTuna
July 16, 2022Lake EildonMurray CodMagdrafts
July 16, 2022Lake EildonMurray CodTremors
July 16, 2022Lake EildonRainbow Trout
July 16, 2022Broken RiverYellow BellyScrub Worms
July 16, 2022Broken RiverFreshwater Crayfish
July 16, 2022Lake HumeYellow BellyGulp Soft Plastics
July 16, 2022Lake HumeYellow BellyYabbies
July 16, 2022Lake HumeRedfinScrub Worms
July 16, 2022Shepparton LakeRainbow TroutPowerbait
July 16, 2022Shepparton LakeRedfinEarthworms
July 16, 2022MooroopnaEuropean CarpCorn
July 16, 2022MooroopnaEuropean CarpNight Crawlers
July 16, 2022MooroopnaRedfinBlades
July 16, 2022MooroopnaRainbow TroutSoft Plastics
July 29, 2022Tyabb BankCalamari 
July 29, 2022Coronet BayAustralian Salmon
July 29, 2022Coronet BayFlathead
July 29, 2022Mount MarthaGarfish
July 29, 2022BlairgowrieCalamari 
July 29, 2022PortseaCalamari 
July 29, 2022MallacootaBlack Bream
July 29, 2022PortlandTuna
July 29, 2022Lake EildonMurray Cod
July 29, 2022GunnamattaAustralian Salmon
July 29, 2022Nicholson RiverBlack Bream
July 30, 2022Bellarine PeninsulaCalamari 
July 30, 2022Bellarine PeninsulaKing George WhitingPipis
July 30, 2022Offshore Barwon HeadsGummy SharkAustralian Salmon Fillets
July 30, 2022Port MacDonellTuna
July 30, 2022Barwon River Ocean GroveEstuary PerchSoft Plastics
July 30, 2022Barwon River Ocean GroveAustralian SalmonSoft Plastics
July 30, 2022Barwon River Ocean GroveSilver TrevallySoft Plastics
July 30, 2022Lake PurrumbeteChinook SalmonPilchards
July 30, 2022Lake PurrumbeteRainbow Trout
July 30, 2022Lake PurrumbeteRedfin
July 30, 2022Lake EildonMurray CodBassman Aussie Crawler
July 30, 2022Lake EildonRainbow TroutTassie Devils
July 30, 2022Lake EildonRedfinScrub Worms
July 30, 2022Lake EildonRedfinYabbies
July 30, 2022Shepparton LakeRainbow TroutSmall Hardbodies
July 30, 2022Shepparton LakeRainbow TroutPowerbait
July 30, 2022SheppartonRedfin
July 30, 2022Craigmeur Lake RedfinZx40 blade
July 30, 2022Craigmeur Lake RedfinYabbies
July 30, 2022Craigmeur Lake European CarpYabbies
July 30, 2022Lake EppalockRedfinSoft Plastics
July 30, 2022Lake EppalockRedfinBlades
July 30, 2022Lake EppalockRedfinNight Crawlers
July 30, 2022Lake EppalockEuropean CarpNight Crawlers
August 5, 2022Corio BayPinky SnapperPipisRunning Sinker Rig
August 5, 2022Corio BayAustralian SalmonSoft Plastics
August 5, 2022Corio BayFlatheadSoft Plastics
August 5, 2022Corio BaySilver TrevallyPipisRunning Sinker Rig
August 5, 2022Corio BayTailorSoft Plastics
August 5, 2022Grassy Point - Bellarine PeninsulaKing George Whiting
August 5, 2022St LeonardsKing George Whiting
August 5, 2022QueenscliffKing George Whiting
August 5, 2022QueenscliffCalamari 
August 5, 2022Bell Reef QueenscliffCalamari 
August 5, 2022Apollo BayBarrel Tuna
August 5, 2022Port MacDonellBarrel Tuna
August 5, 2022Lake HumeRainbow TroutTassie Devils
August 5, 2022Lake HumeRedfinEarthworms
August 5, 2022Lake HumeRedfinSoft Plastics
August 5, 2022Waranga BasinRedfinCodger
August 5, 2022Waranga BasinRedfinSmall Soft Plastics
August 5, 2022Waranga BasinRedfinBlack Gulps
August 5, 2022Big Rivr Arm Lake EildonMurray CodStump Jumper
August 5, 2022Delatite Arm Lake EildonMurray CodBig Jackal Swim Baits
August 5, 2022Delatite Arm Lake EildonMurray CodBait Sanity Swim Baits
August 5, 2022Bonnie Doon Lake EildonRainbow TroutPink Tassie Devils
August 5, 2022Bonnie Doon Lake EildonRainbow TroutPowerbait
August 5, 2022Bonnie Doon Lake EildonRainbow TroutNight Crawlers
August 5, 2022Bonnie Doon Lake EildonRedfinNight Crawlers
August 5, 2022Bonnie Doon Lake EildonRedfinGold Spoons
August 5, 2022Bonnie Doon Lake EildonRainbow TroutGold Spoons
August 5, 2022Shepparton LakeRainbow Trout
August 5, 2022Shepparton LakeRedfinSpinners
August 5, 2022Shepparton LakeRedfinSoft Plastics
August 5, 2022Shepparton LakeRedfinPowerbait
August 5, 2022Shepparton LakeRedfinEarthworms
August 5, 2022Lake PurrumbeteRedfinBent Minnows
August 5, 2022Lake PurrumbeteRedfinSoft Plastics
August 5, 2022Lake PurrumbeteRedfinMetal Spoon
August 5, 2022Lake Bullen MerriTiger Trout
August 5, 2022Lake Bullen MerriRainbow Trout
August 5, 2022Lake Bullen MerriChinook Salmon
August 6, 2022Tyabb BankCalamari Red Foil Jigs
August 6, 2022Tyabb BankCalamari 
August 6, 2022Quail BankCalamari 
August 6, 2022Outside Port Phillip HeadsSnapper
August 6, 2022Geelong WaterfrontPinky Snapper
August 6, 2022PortlandTuna
August 6, 2022Hopkins RiverRainbow TroutSoft Plastic Minnow
August 6, 2022Moorabool ReservoirRainbow Trout
August 6, 2022Lake EildonMurray Cod

Size & Bag Limits In Victoria

Please make sure you are familiar with the minimum size and bag limit for each species when fishing in Victoria. At the very least carry an identification guide.

The Victorian Fisheries Authority video giving detailed instructions on how to measure you catch.

If you’ve never measured a fish or are unsure of the right way to do so this video will help make sure you stay legal

Victorian Fishing – Government

In recent years there has been an emphasis on recreational Fishing from the Victorian government that should help us all catch fish.

Starting with the “Target One Million” campaign, free boat ramps and the wonderful restocking and environmental improvement efforts led by the Fisheries department.

Finally, the revenue raised by the government from boating licenses, boat and trailer registrations and fishing licenses is being re-invested. That means it’s going into Victoria’s fishing and boating infrastructure.

In turn, helping to support the multi-billion dollar recreational fishing industry. A significant boost to the Victorian economy.

Better Fishing Reports Quick Tips

Does Aniseed Attract Fish?

Yes, it does. Aniseed adds a strong scent to bait and lures that affects the senses of fish. Acting as an attractant. Many people add aniseed to their bait and berley. While a lot of commercial fish attractants contain this ingredient. It should, however, be used sparingly as too much will have the opposite effect. Dried anise flowers can be ground up for Aniseed and used.

Does Garlic Attract Fish?

Yes. Many fish species are attracted to garlic. The strong odour works on the fishes senses as an attractant. Many anglers add garlic to their bait and berley. Many commercial fish attractants contain garlic.

Does Salt Attract Fish?

Natural salt like Rock Salt and Sea Salt (not salt with iodine which will repel fish) do attract fish. Both for freshwater and saltwater species. The reason being that salt is a major component of blood. Predator fish are attracted to blood in the water. The salt acts as a substitute and attracts predator species.

What Is A Paternoster Rig?

A Paternoster Rig is a fishing rig that usually has two hooks attached to smaller leaders running out from the main leader. The entire rig is often attached to the main-line using a swivel, split-shot or line-stop to help reduce line tangling.
The sinker is most often placed at the bottom. But can be placed above the hooks, for example when Gummy Shark fishing using a Breakaway Rig.
A Paternoster Rig can be used in both saltwater and freshwater fishing. Though it is very a very common rig used when pier fishing it is also used when fishing from a boat or kayak. Allowing the two hooks to increase the amount of available bait used to entice the fish.
Double fish hookups can and do occur when fishing with a Paternoster Rig.