Victorian Creek Fishing Locations

Fishing Locations

Plenty River Fishing

Plenty River fishing can be challenging.  The banks can be steep.  The water is often very shallow. The Plenty River stretches from the Great Dividing Range as a stream.…

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Werribee Fishing

Werribee Fishing opportunities include the Werribee South Pier, Beach and of course access to the Werribee River via the Boat Ramp. There’s also plenty of…

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Creek Fishing Reports YTD 2022

This year’s fishing reports where fish have been caught in a Victorian Creek in 2022.

Note that these reports are collated by Getfished from a variety of reports submitted to us and from other online sources.

June 16, 2022Balcombe Creek,VicBlack Bream
June 23, 2022Stoney Creek,VicRedfinJerk Baits
June 23, 2022Stoney Creek,VicRainbow TroutJerk Baits
July 16, 2022Stoney CreekRedfinSoft Plastics
July 16, 2022Stoney CreekRainbow TroutSmall Divers

Victorian Creek Fishing Map

Victorian Creeks: Fishing FAQ

What kind of fishing tackle should I use to fish creeks?

Creeks are nearly always narrow waterways. The exception is where they meet the sea in an estuary system where the creek can often become wider.

Many are permanent and semi-permanent. Others are dry, with water flowing only after rains. Permanent creeks are more likely to be successful for fishing, for obvious reasons.

Because of this they are often relatively shallow and can have a lot more overhanging branches and scrub.
Generally smaller tackle is appropriate. Shorter rods – 6-foot up to 9-foot being the max. Generally the shorter the better.

What fish species can be targeted in creeks?

Freshwater species include imports such as redfin, European carp and trout.
Native species include Murray Cod, Yellowbelly, Blackfish, eels and catfish.

Eels are surprisingly common in suburban creeks around Melbourne. I used to meet many people, decades ago now, who used to target and eat eels. This seems to be less common now. Frequently they’d pickle their catch. Though extreme care must be taken handling eels as their teeth are razor sharp and they’re not afraid to use them. They are also able to live out of the water for extended periods.

In creek estuaries, bream and mullet are common catches. While whiting, salmon and even pinky snapper can be caught at times.

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