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Great Beach Fishing Locations In Victoria

Victoria’s beach locations are some of the finest in the world. For the most part, they are composed of small grain sand.  This makes them very soft to walk on – and even sit. From the bays of Port Phillip…

Victoria’s beach locations are some of the finest in the world. For the most part, they are composed of small grain sand.  This makes them very soft to walk on – and even sit.

From the bays of Port Phillip to the ocean beaches they offer a wide range of fishing opportunities. Species to target include flathead, bream and whiting.  While on the ocean beaches Australian salmon, Tailor and even Gummy Sharks are popular target species.

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Beach Fishing Locations

Mordialloc Beach Fishing

  • 1 Mordialloc Beach Fishing
  • October 29, 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)

    Surf Fishing Kilcunda

  • 2 Kilcunda Surf Fishing
  • October 30, 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.

    Portarlington Caravan Park Beach – Shorebased Fishing

  • 3 Portarlington Caravan Park Beach – Shorebased Fishing
  • October 29, 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

    Werribee South Beach Fishing

  • 4 Werribee South Beach Fishing
  • October 29, 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


    What fish species can be caught from Victorian Beaches?

    Species such as flathead, garfish, squid (calamari), whiting, mullet and bream can all be caught from bayside and ocean beaches.

    Additional species such as Australian Salmon, Tailor, Silver Trevally and even gummy sharks can be targeted on surf beaches right along the coastline.

    What are some good Vic beach fishing baits?

    Experimentation is key. Suffice to say people successfully use a wide range of baits and lures.

    Bait includes whitebait and pilchards, pipis, squid, chicken, sandworms and pretty much any traditional fresh or frozen baits available at tackle stores for saltwater fishing.

    With lures, again, there’s a huge variety, from traditional spinners, diving and surface lures. To the new generation soft plastics.

    They all work. Vary according to the species you are targeting and be prepared to change baits as fish preferences change with the season, availability of local foods (fishing with the “hatch”) and the species themselves.

    What tackle is recommended for Victorian beaches?

    Victorian beaches vary considerably. For example, in Port Phillip, an 8 to a 10-foot rod is often sufficient, with just enough weight to cast out into deeper water and hold the bait down.

    Western Port Bay often requires heavier gear, depending on location, in order to get out of the shallows and into the deeper channels.

    Heavier sinkers due to Western Port’s very strong tidal flows are required. So a 10 to 12-foot rod is often a good choice.

    While some people use smaller spinning rods on surf beaches most people choose a surf rod with a length of 12-foot or longer.

    This allows for the use of heavier line and sinkers while increasing casting distance. The goal is to try and get your bait or lure out into the holes and channels, beyond the close inshore breakers.

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    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!

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