St Kilda Boat Ramp

St Kilda Boat Ramp is part of the extensive St Kilda Marina complex. As far as boat ramps go this one can vary in terms of quality. Fundamentally this is a very good ramp. However, a lack of ramp maintenance in the past, at times, means it’s not unheard of for algae to make the ramp so slippery that […]

Altona Boat Ramp

Altona boat ramp is a great place to launch a boat. Be it a fishing boat, tinny or even kayak. Excellent bay access to some equally excellent fishing areas. It’s a good location for people located in the Western, Northern and even North Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Accessible via the Western Ring Road and the Westgate Freeway. Is […]

Point Richards Boat Ramp Portarlington

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 […]

Portarlington Boat Ramp – At The Holiday Park

The Portarlington Holiday Park Boat Ramp is provided for the caravan and camping patrons.   So it is not a public ramp. I’ve not personally launched from this ramp.  However, reports from those who have indicated it’s generally in pretty good condition. My last inspection, October 2019, showed it to be nice for 4wd’s but risky […]

Portarlington Rock Wall Fishing

Portarlington Rock Wall forms a safe harbour for boats and adjoins the Portarlington pier. The Rock Wall has added a new dimension to fishing Portarlington. It’s now possible to move beyond the pier and cast out into much deeper water and offshore reefs. That shifts the available fish species catches and sizes available. While once […]

Portarlington Pier Fishing

Portarlington Pier fishing is made pretty comfortable as it’s a good modern pier. Fish for Australian Salmon, Flathead, Pinkies and Snapper. Good water depth. A nice reef just off the far end. Portarlington is located just within Corio Bay, which is a part of Port Phillip Bay and not that far from Port Phillip Heads. It […]

Mordialloc Beach

During the summer months, Mordialloc beach fishing can be tricky as it gets pretty crowded. From swimmers, sunbakers to the local beach volleyball clubs. That means there’s not a lot of room for fishing there during the day. Especially during sunny weather. However, in the cooler months, or on days where people are less likely […]

Mordialloc Boat Ramp

The Mordialloc Boat Ramp provides small craft access to Port Phillip Bay(often affectionately known by the acronym PPB). The railway bridge provides clearance only for smaller boats and the depth is too shallow at low tide for larger vessels. Take care to not damage taller antennas when passing under the bridge! There is council parking […]

Mordialloc Pier Fishing

Fishing Mordialloc Pier offers a variety of fishing opportunities due to this length. Mordialloc Pier is a beautiful long pier extending 174 metres (570.86 feet).   Located in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Mordialloc. It provides excellent land-based fishing of Port Phillip Bay. However, fishing Mordialloc Pier can be tough at times, probably more so than […]

Mordialloc Creek Fishing

A lot of folks target bream in the estuary when Mordialloc Creek fishing.  A lot of these folks eat what they catch.  I have to say – I’m not one of them. My reluctance stems from the condition of the water in the creek estuary system.  It really isn’t always great. In fact decades of […]