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Point Richards Boat Ramp Portarlington

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Point Richards Railway, Portarlington VIC 3223, Australia

103 km from Melbourne via the Princess Highway

Lng: 144.6305526

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This post is a small part taken from our Fishing Portarlington Pier Getfished Article.

The Point Richards Boat Ramp Portarlington is located just outside of Corio Bay, directly onto Port Phillip Bay.

While now free to use, sadly like so many other Victorian Boat ramps, Point Richards boat ramp could use some TLC.

On my last visit, one lane was only usable with a four-wheel drive, while the other was choked with washed-up seaweed that looked as if it’d been there for months.

In terms of access, once launched, you’re on the cusp of Corio Bay, within Port Phillip. There’s plenty of flathead, pinkies and snapper action to be had. As well as calamari, Australian Salmon, Trevally and even gummy sharks.

Keep an eye out for the big container ships and tankers coming out of the Geelong port system. They are too big to move out of your way and to darn big to “slam on the brakes.”

I don’t recommend fishing off boat ramps unless a designated area is available. Give the boaties some room. Beyond basic courtesy, they do pay their boat & trailer registrations after all!

The beach area adjoining the boat ramp, however, is fine for shore-based fishing.

Use a beach rod or surf to get out from the shallows.

Keep lines reasonably light.

Choose a sinker according to conditions.

Just enough to keep it down on the bottom without to much drift.

Either a running sinkerRunning Sinker Running Sinker or a paternosterPaternoster Rig Paternoster Rig will work just fine here. Don’t forget berleyBerley Berley. Either use a berley cageBerley Berley in place of a sinker – or a berley bucket staked out with a rope and left to wash around in the surf.


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Dave spends most of his time split between fishing, working on Getfished and on boating and kayak fishing. After 30+ years as a programmer spending more time as a fisho has allowed him to grow his passion for the hobby. Running Getfished has meant Dave's been able to share some of the places he loves to fish at. As well as some of his favourite tackle and gear.