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Victorian estuaries are great fishing environments. From the far south-west coast, the central region with the Yarra and Maribyrnong, the massive Lakes Entrance and surrounding waterways. Capped off with river and creeks across to the far eastern border.
The Lakes Entrance waterway is notable as Victoria’s largest estuary system.
Port Melbourne is the closest Port Phillip Bay fishing to the city. Many of the local fishing spots are shared with commercial activity. Being Melbourne’s principal port the navy, ferry service to Tasmania and container ships use the area. As such some areas are off-limits permanently, while others close according to usage. For example, Station [...]
Fishing Werribee River Entrance Fishing Tips Werribee River Entrance, located in Werribee South, offers a pier on the estuary, a boat ramp and beach fishing. Bream is the target most often sought by shore-based anglers on the pier. Flathead from the beach – and the pier – and whiting being the other species of interest. [...]
A lot of folks fish for bream in the estuary of Mordialloc Creek. 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. Thing is – a lot of petroleum by-products make their way down the [...]
It’s considered to be one of the finest spots for fishing in Melbourne, by many. While it’s technically in the suburb of Newport I’ve included here under Williamstown. That’s because of the proximity to the boat ramp. I’d rate it a 5-star fishing spot because it certainly produces a lot of fish. But I decided one star [...]
The Yarra Estuary on the Port Melbourne side of the river is a good spot to take the kids. Good catches of bream, mullet and pinky snapper.
By far the most sought after fish species in the Black Bream. However, catches of mullet, flathead, Australian Salmon, Pinky Snapper, Tommy Rough, Whiting and even Squid (Calamari) are very uncommon.
Larger species include the Mulloway – not a common catch but targetted by many anglers hoping for a powerful fighting fish.
By-catch species include the puffer fish or “toady.” While they may seem like a nuisance they are an essential species to the ecosystem and are 100% protected in Australian waters. So they must be returned, unharmed, into the water as quickly as possible.
Generally lighter tackle works better in most estuary systems – unless targetting species such as Mulloway.
So a 2000 to 4000 sized reel on a 6 to a 9-foot rod is generally correct.
Light lines under 10lb are preferable, with a leader if desired.
Paternoster rigs are common, though a running sinker can be effective as well.
Estuary baits include whitebait, pilchards, squid, octopus, pipis, sandworms, prawns, chicken and even earthworms.
Lures, particularly soft plastics, work extremely well in Victorian estuaries.
Many anglers deploy float systems to suspend their bait and this method can be very effective.