Beaches – Great Fishing Victorian Spots

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Victoriaโ€™s beaches are some of the finest in the world. For the most part, they are composed of small grain sand.ย  This makes them very soft to walk on โ€“ 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.ย  While on the ocean beaches Australian salmon, Tailor and even Gummy Sharks are popular target species.

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Mordialloc Beach Fishing

Mordialloc Beach Fishing

26km from Melbourne via Nepean Highway

During the summer months, Mordialloc beach gets pretty crowded. From swimmers, sunbakers to the local beach volleyball clubs. Mordialloc Beach… Read More

Portarlington Caravan Park Beach โ€“ Shorebased Fishing

Portarlington Caravan Park Beach โ€“ Shorebased Fishing

104 km from Melbourne

The Portarlington Caravan Park beach is just in front of the park. I recommend at and after dusk and… Read More

Werribee South Beach Fishing

Werribee South Beach Fishing

40 km from Melbourne via Princess Highway

The Werribee South Beach extends from the river mouth north to the rock wall at Wyndham Harbour. The beaches to… Read More

Beaches – Great Fishing Victorian Spots FAQ

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.ย  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, thereโ€™s a huge variety,ย  from traditional spinners, diving and surface lures. To the new generation soft plasticsSoft Plastic Lure Soft Plastic Lures.

They all work.ย  Vary according to the species you are targetting and be prepared to change baits as fish preferences change with the season, availability of local foods (fishing with the โ€œhatchโ€) and the species themselves.

What tackle is recommended for Victorian beaches?

Victorian beaches vary considerably.ย  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 Portโ€™s very strong tidal flows are required.ย  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.ย  The goal is to try and get your bait or lure out into the holes and channels, beyond the close inshore breakers.