Spring Victoria – Great Fishing Locations 2020

Fishing Victorian 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…

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 regional and country waterways are usually very clean.  Often pristine.

Fish species in our creeks include Trout, Redfin, Eels, European Carp and many smaller native species.


Creek Fishing Locations



bourne creek kilcunda

Bourne Creek Kilcunda

October 14, 2020
Bourne Creek is shallow, fails to flow to the sea and is not really fishable. However, it is located on the spectacular Kilcunda surf beach




Diamond Creek Fishing

Fishing The Diamond Creek

September 3, 2020
The Diamond Creek is largely overlooked by locals when it comes to fishing. While large sections are difficult to access and it is true that




Mordialloc Creek Fishing

Mordialloc Creek Fishing

September 22, 2020
For catch and release bream fishing Mordialloc Creek is awesome! However, I would not recommend eating the fish you catch here. The creek has a long history of pollution in the water.





Victorian Creeks: Fishing FAQ

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

Creeks are nearly always narrow waterways.  The exception being where they meet the sea in an estuary system where they can broaden out.

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 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 a lot of 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.

Dave
Dave

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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!

I love writing about some of my favourite Melbourne Fishing Spots while fishing around Victoria. As well as the tackle I use and test.
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