Melbourne: Squid Fishing Reports – Spring 2020

Squid or Calamari? Who cares! I love 'em.  You love 'em. We're agreed.

Now, where are they?

In Melbourne and regional Victoria Squid can be found in most bays and many inlets.

Plus  - you can fish for them for most of the year.  Especially if water conditions are reasonably clear.  Dusk and Dawn being perfect times for squid fishing.

Scientific Name: Sepioteuthis australis

I know I love hearing about the latest Squid Fishing Reports. I reckon if you’re on this page its a s you do too.

Squid are not only abundant they are fantastic to eat. 

Reasonably easy to catch – with some experimentation.

Plus they make fantastic bait for many Victorian saltwater species.  Including snapper and gummy sharks.

Victorian Squid Fishing Season: All Year Round. Best at dawn and dusk. More prolific when waters are clear and not silted up by freshwater runoff from rivers and creeks.

Total Squid Fishing Catches Reported From Victoria

While Squid can be found right the way along the Victorian coastline I have found the major bays and inlets to be the most productive. Locally to Melbourne, these are Port Phillip and Westernport Bay. 

Squid Fishing Catches
October Squid Fishing Catches*: 8.11%
Reported Bait/Lures:  Red Foil Jigs
*Catches: Percentage of all fish species Reported to Getfished.

Recent Squid Fishing Hotspots Map

Port Phillip Bay Hotspots: Bellarine Peninsula, Mt Martha,
Western Port Bay Hotspots: Western Port Bay, Ventnor Beach, Quail Bank, Flinders Pier, Coronet Bay,
Estuary Hotspots:
Misc Saltwater Hotspots: Barwon Heads,

Squid

Indented Head Portarlington

Squid

St Leonards

Squid

Mornington

Squid

Flinders Pier

Squid

Coronet Bay

Squid

Mornington Pier

Squid

Altona

Squid

Flinders Pier


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When it comes to squid jigs you really do get what you pay form. While some cheapies catch squid the problem iis duarability. They have a habit of falling aprt as you use them.

There’s some great brands. They’rea little dearer. But they last and I’ve found them to be suprerior at catching squid.

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G'day!

I'm Dave, I live and fish in and around Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
When it comes to fishing I love going out to land-based fishing spots, heading out in the tinny (aka an Aluminum Boat) and kayak fishing.

I've been fishing since I was a teen. Beginning way back in the 1970s. It was a hobby I picked up myself as my family certainly had no interest. Making me the black sheep! My favourite fish is Flathead and Snapper. Though I'm partial to Flake (Gummy Shark) and Calamari too! While I enjoy fishing for freshwater species like Redfin and Murray Cod I prefer eating saltwater species. They're just so mouth-wateringly tasty!

I love writing about some of my favourite Melbourne Fishing Spots while fishing around Victoria. As well as the tackle I use and test.
If you see me while you're out fishing say "G' day" - I'll be the one in a bush hat.

When I'm not fishing I'm working on my websites, such as Getfished, or writing computer software (my profession.)

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