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Surf Fishing

Victorian surf fishing features species such as salmon, tailor, gummy sharks, school sharks and even the occasional Bronze Whaler shark and Great White.

Saltwater

Victorian saltwater fishing offers sheltered bays right through to a variety of ocean surf fishing opportunities. Both on the Southern Ocean to the unpredictable Bass Straight.

Rocks

While rock fishing can be one of the most dangerous forms of fishing it can also be extremely rewarding if care is taken. Victorian rock fishing is no different. My advice – wear a PFD, shoes with rock spikes and dress for immersion. Plus never fish Victorian ocean rock platforms alone.

Rivers

Victorian rivers range from smaller examples like the Werribee River through to the Yarra and Marrybinong rivers. Further inland are large inland rivers like the Goulburn, Murray, Campaspe and Ovens amongst others.

Land-Based Fishing

Land-Based Fishing around Melbourne offers you the chance to fish without a boat – or when using a boat is risky or too much hassle. Both freshwater rivers, creeks and lakes to the saltwater bays, estuaries and surf beaches. There’s a range of easy and challenging environments to get out there and GetFished! You can choose to fish light for smaller species like Mullet, Bream, Flathead or Redfin or set […]

Lakes

Many of Victorias lakes are man made reservoirs built for irrigation or drinking water. They range from the might Eildon to smaller lakes like Lake Nagambie. Some natural lakes are saltwater such as the massive Gippsland Lakes system. While others are volcanic craters stocked with species such as Chinook Salmon.

Freshwater

Freshwater fishing in Victoria ranges from mountain streams with Rainbow and Brown Trout to slow moving inland rivers with Murray Cod and Yellowbelly.

Estuary

Fishing estuaries in Victoria offers some great angling opportunities. From the far south-west coast, the central region with the Yarra and Maribyrnong, the massive Lakes Entrance and surrounding waterways. Capped off with river and creeks across to the far eastern border. The Lakes Entrance waterway is notable as Victoria’s largest estuary system.

Creeks

Creeks offer a wide variety of habitats across Melbourne and Victoria. While we think of them as “freshwater” some are also estuary systems supporting a variety of marine life. So the variety of species available in creek fishing can be quite broad. While care should be taken eating fish caught in Melbourne metropolitan creeks the […]

Boat Hire

There are a number of public boat ramps around Melbourne and the wider area of Victoria. These are located on the bays and inlets as well as freshwater lakes and rivers. In 2019 the Victorian government moved to remove all fees from public boat ramps and associated vehicle and trailer parking. In addition, funding is […]

Bays

Bay fishing often produces different species compared to our surf beaches when it comes to saltwater fishing. Bays also often play the role of fish nurseries.  Where some species of fish head to spawn each year. That’s because a bay often offers protection from deeper waters, they are often fed by rivers and streams that […]

Piers

Piers offer some of the best Autumn fishing in Melbourne (and Victoria), for land-based anglers. Much of the closest is to be had around Port Phillip and Western Port Bays. Each pier giving you access to a variety of fish species including flathead, whiting, bream, garfish, calamari (squid) and snapper amongst others. The species to […]

Port Phillip Bay

Port Phillip Bay is the centrepiece of fishing in Melbourne. In fact the city and suburbs stretch around most of the bay. Extending hundreds of square kilometres. Fish species include Flathead, Snapper, Whiting and Bream amongst many more.

Boat Ramps

There are a number of public boat ramps around Melbourne and the wider area of Victoria. These are located on the bays and inlets as well as freshwater lakes and rivers. In 2019 the Victorian government moved to remove all fees from public boat ramps and associated vehicle and trailer parking. In addition, funding is […]

Beach Fishing Victoria

Beach fishing in Victoria includes the Bays and Inlets as well as the huge open and sandy Surf Beaches. A wide variety of fish species ranging from smaller fish right up to sharks.

Melbourne Fishing Spots

Melbourne offers a variety of freshwater and saltwater fishing opportunities with both relatively sheltered bays like Port Phillip Bay, Western Port Bay and Surf beaches. Along with the local Yarra River system.