Spring 2020

Kayak Fishing Victoria

Kayak fishing has grown in leaps and bounds over the last decade. Even in a state like Victoria, where the cooler climate can make cold-weather kayaking actually dangerous, it’s the popularity seems to be increasing each year.

Kayak fishing has become more popular because it offers the opportunity to get away from the pressures of land-based fishing. “Out to where the fish are.”

For far less outlay and maintenance costs than even the smallest boat. Coupled with the speed a kayak can be launched. No boat ramp needed!

In fact. It’s possible to reach places on the water regular boats simply can’t go. Like shallow water and skinny creeks and rivers.

Then there’s the stealth aspect.

Kayaks are quieter than the average boat. Even compared to boats equipped with electric trolling motors. I’ve also written a review on how to attach a trolling motor to a kayak, which may help some people out there that want a professional solution.


Kayak Fishing: Victorian Fishing Spots


Lake Nagambie Boat Ramp

Lake Nagambie Boat Ramp

September 22, 2020
Lake Nagambie Boat Ramp was rebuilt in recent years. It's a concrete ramp in excellent condition. Providing great access to the Lake by launching in the Goulburn River. Also providing excellent access to navigate upstream for fishing and sightseeing. It's an easy ramp to launch from for small to medium sized tinny's and shallow draft boats.




Powlett River Fishing Kilcunda

Powlett River Estuary

September 9, 2020
The Powlett River Estuary is often blocked to the sea. Causing it to form a wide, shallow lake. The estuary, however, is fishable. Containing a




bourne creek kilcunda

Bourne Creek Kilcunda

September 9, 2020
Bourne Creek is shallow, fails to flow to the sea and is not really fishable. However, it is located on the spectacular Kilcunda surf beach





Surf Fishing Kilcunda

Kilcunda Surf Fishing

September 20, 2020
Kilcunda and surf fishing are synonymous. I've fished here for Australian Salmon, Tailor and even Gummy Sharks since 1979! It's well worth a visit. There's some good accomodation available. So you can make it a weekend away. Although it's certainly close enough to Melbourne for a day trip.




Plenty River

Plenty River Fishing

September 23, 2020
The Plenty River stretches from the Great Dividing Range as a stream, running through the North Eastern Towns & Suburbs of Whittlesea, Plenty, Greensborough until it meets the Yarra River in Heidelberg. The Plenty River is considered Perennial as it often runs dry in sections during some summer seasons. Fishing is varied. Care must be taken due to pollution levels which can be quite extreme at times.




Diamond Creek Fishing

Fishing The Diamond Creek

September 3, 2020
The Diamond Creek is largely overlooked by locals when it comes to fishing. While large sections are difficult to access and it is true that





Portarlington Caravan Park Beach – Shorebased Fishing

Portarlington Caravan Park Beach – Shorebased Fishing

September 15, 2020
The Portarlington Caravan Park beach is just in front of the park. I recommend at and after dusk and then before and just after dawn




Fishing Sweeneys Flats Eltham

Fishing Sweeneys Flats Eltham

September 3, 2020
Fish The Yarra River Sweeneys Flats Eltham is well known to locals. With its bushland setting sitting on the Yarra River it offers a number




Fishing Werribee South River Entrance

Fishing Werribee South River Entrance

September 22, 2020
Werribee South offers a pier on the estuary, Werribee South Boat Ramp more fishing at the Werribee South beach. As well as the adjacent Wyndham





Portarlington Holiday Park Boat Ramp

Portarlington Holiday Park Boat Ramp

September 3, 2020
The Portarlington Holiday Park Boat Ramp is provided for the caravan and camping patrons. I’ve not personally launched from this ramp.  However, reports from those




The Warmies Newport

The Warmies – “If the stack’s blowing… I know where I’m going!”

September 22, 2020
The Warmies is considered to be one of the finest spots for fishing in Melbourne, by many. While it’s technically in the suburb of Newport




Yarra Estuary Port Melbourne Fishing

Yarra River Estuary Port Melbourne Fishing

September 3, 2020
The Yarra Estuary on the Port Melbourne side of the river is a good spot to take the kids fishing. Generally, I stick to the





Mordialloc Creek Fishing

Mordialloc Creek Fishing

September 22, 2020
For catch and release bream fishing Mordialloc Creek is awesome! However, I would not recommend eating the fish you catch here. The creek has a long history of pollution in the water.




Blueys Boat Hire

Blueys Boat Hire

September 3, 2020
Note, that I have not personally used Blueys Boat Hire services. As such I cannot make any specific personal recommendations one way or the other.




Mordialloc Beach Fishing

Mordialloc Beach Fishing

September 15, 2020
During the summer months, Mordialloc beach gets pretty crowded. From swimmers, sunbakers to the local beach volleyball clubs. Mordialloc Beach runs adjacent (to the west)





Werribee South Beach Fishing

Werribee South Beach Fishing

September 15, 2020
The Werribee South Beach extends from the Werribee River mouth north to the rock wall at Wyndham Harbour. The beaches to the south are off-limits




Fishing Altona Pier

Altona Boat Ramp

September 3, 2020
Ramp Overview Altona boat ramp is a great place to launch a boat. Be it a fishing boat, tinny or even kayak.  Excellent bay access




Portarlington Point Richards Boat Ramp

Point Richards Boat Ramp Portarlington

September 3, 2020
Ramp Overview The Point Richards Boat Ramp Portarlington is located just outside of Corio Bay, directly onto Port Phillip Bay. While now free to use,





Werribee South Boatramp Fishing

Werribee South Boat Ramp

September 4, 2020
Ramp Overview At the time of writing, boaties are calling on assistance to have the Werribee South Boat Ramp repaired. Technically there are six boat




St Kilda Boat Ramp

St Kilda Boat Ramp

September 3, 2020
Ramp Overview St Kilda Boat Ramp is part of the extensive St Kilda Marina complex. As far as boat ramps go it can vary in




boat ramp newport

Williamstown Boat Ramp

September 3, 2020
Ramp Overview Williamstown Boat Ramp is one of the better boat ramps in Melbourne, having relatively recently been upgraded. It's located in the same location





mordialloc boat ramp

Mordialloc Boat Ramp

September 3, 2020
The Mordialloc Boat Ramp provides small craft access to Port Phillip Bay (often affectionately known by the acronym PPB).




DIY Trolling Motor Mount For Kayak

Watersnake-Kayak-Trolling-Motor-Mount-Feature

So, you’re into Kayak Fishing, Right?

I reviewed my experience with the Watersnake Trolling Motor Mount for Kayak fishing. You can read that review over here.

In the review, you’ll read why I think some other Kayak trolling motor mount kit kinds might be a better deal for you and your kayak.

What I found is that this kind of mount works on certain kayaks, but not so well on others. It’s all about how much gunwale width your kayak has.


Kayak Fishing Videos

Kayak fishing setup- Lowrance elite 7 ti2 – kayak mods – Kayak fishing tips

Fishing Mad takes you on a walk through his Kayak. Featuring his Lowrance Fish Finder*, mod’s he’s made to the yak and some Kayak fishing tips.

Youtube Channel


Kayak Fishing FAQ

What Size Electric Motor For A Kayak?

What Size Electric Motor For A Kayak?A good size electric motor for a kayak is between 18 and 32 lbs of thrust. Thrust does not increase your speed in the water. Rather it is a measurement of how much effort it takes to move an object through the water. The average speed, at WOT, remains between approx’ 5 and 7 km/hr with a trolling motor. The smaller the motor the fewer AMPs it uses from the battery powering it.

Pounds of thrust is not the same measurement as Horsepower and the two should not be confused.

Dave
Dave

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.)

I try to be as accurate as possible on this website. Most of the information is based on personal experience. However, if you spot an error or think there's something that I should add - no worries! Please use the Contact Form.