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Portarlington Caravan Park Beach – Shorebased Fishing

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Edina Ave, Portarlington VIC 3223, Australia

104 km from Melbourne

Lng: 144.6363275

Yes

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Getfished Tip, Portarlington Caravan Park Beach – Shorebased Fishing

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

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 can be great for flathead.

Rig either a paternosterPaternoster Rig Paternoster Rig or running sinkerRunning Sinker Running Sinker. Use a beach rod – 10 or more – to get out of the shallows.

Some pretty decent flathead are taken off this area each year.

Sometimes by campers located inside the caravan park – on the beach in front of them.

This is a great spot to introduce the kids to some evening flathead fishing from the beach.

You might like to read my How To Catch Flathead guide for some tips and hints about this awesome table fish.

While camping here on several occasions I’ve reeled in flatties from the beach – right in front of the tent.  As have other fisho’s I’ve seen who’ve stayed there.

Seriously – you can’t ask much better than that!

Best times are before and just after dawn and the hours during and just after sunset.

The caravan park is well equipped with ample powered and unpowered sites.  There’s a camp kitchen that’s well-appointed too.  The all-important toilet blocks have always been spotless and well maintained.

One note.  If camping with a tent or annexe directly in front of the beach please do be wary of sudden squalls!

Holding a large tent’s awning extension down by hand with the missus was an experience I’m not likely to want to repeat.

I’ve stayed in a tent and rented one of their cabins. I highly recommend this park for a night or more. It puts you in the centre for a variety of fishing action.


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By Dave - from Getfished!

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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.