Estuary Fishing Locations In Victoria

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AddressVictoria, Australia
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Estuary Fishing Locations In Victoria Overview


Estuary fishing in Victorian offers some great angling 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.

Fantastic Estuary Fishing Locations In Victoria

Fishing Fishermans Bend Yarra Estuary Port Melbourne Fishing
Yarra Estuary Fishing – Fishermans Bend

June 8, 2021

The Yarra Estuary on the Port Melbourne side of the river is often known as “Fishermans Bend.” As you might…



Fishing Werribee South Pier Fishing
Werribee South Pier Fishing

June 8, 2021

Werribee South Pier fishing (on the Werribee River Estuary) can be a challenge in the early part of the season….



Fishing Werribee South River Entrance
Werribee South Fishing – River Entrance

June 8, 2021

Werribee South fishing offers the Werribee South Pier on the estuary, Werribee South Boat Ramp, and more fishing at the Werribee…



Werribee South Boat Ramp
Werribee South Boat Ramp

June 8, 2021

Ramp Overview At the time of writing, boaties are calling on assistance to have the Werribee South Boat Ramp repaired….



Werribee River
Werribee River

June 8, 2021

Werribee River – Photo Credit Ferylbob CC Licensed Fishing Werribee River has increasingly become a better option in recent years….



Fishing Werribee South Pier Fishing
Werribee Fishing

June 8, 2021

Werribee Fishing opportunities include the Werribee South Pier, Beach and of course access to the Werribee River via the Boat…



Fishing The Warmies Newport
The Warmies Fishing

June 8, 2021

The Warmies fishing hotspot is considered to be one of the finest spots for fishing in Melbourne, by many. I’ve…



Powlett River Fishing Kilcunda
Powlett River

June 8, 2021

The Powlett River Estuary, five minutes from the township of Kilcunda, is often blocked to the sea. Causing it to…



Fishing Port Melbourne Fishing
Port Melbourne Fishing

June 8, 2021

Port Melbourne fishing is a great experience.  It is also the closest Port Phillip Bay fishing near Melbourne. Many of…



Surf Fishing Kilcunda
Kilcunda

June 8, 2021

Fishing Kilcunda and surf fishing are synonymous. I’ve fished here for Australian Salmon, Tailor and even Gummy Sharks since 1979!…








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Victorian Estuary Fishing Review Summary

Victorian estuaries are well worth fishing.  Around Melbourne take a crack at the Yarra River mouth as well as upstream to the Maribyrnong.

Species such as Bream and Pinkies can be targeted as far up as Flemington Racecourse!

The Werribee River Estuary produces some great Bream, too.

If touring Victoria you can't go past the Gippsland lakes.  One of the largest Estuary systems in Australia. With some record Dusky Flathead being taken.

Along with Black Bream, Trevally and other species that move in and out of estuary systems.

Pros

  • Most of Victoria's Estuaries are much improved from past decades in terms of pollution.
  • Wide range of Fish Species. Flathead, Pinky Snapper and Black Bream being common.
  • Gippsland Lakes estuary system lets you target Dusky Flathead, not see in Central and Western Estuaries.

Cons

  • Some Estuary fish taken in some locations such as the Maribyrnong I do not recommend eating due to pollution levels.
  • Many Metro Estuaries, such as the Yarra River, have severely limited access due to commercial usage
  • Melbourne Metro Estuaries have born the brunt of environmental abuse for over a century & some continues to this day

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David Scott Kane - Fishing Writer, Software Developer, Founder Getfished

G'day!

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. If you see me while you're out fishing say "G' day" - I'll be the one in a bush hat.

When I'm not fishing I'm working on my websites, such as Getfished, or writing computer software (my profession.)

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