Land-Based Fishing around Melbourne offers you the chance to fish without a boat – or when using a boat is risky or to much hassle.
You can choose to fish light for smaller species like Mullet, Bream, Flathead or Redfin or set yourself up for bigger targets like Snapper, Mulloway and Murray Cod.
You can even finesse fish for species like Trout and Chinook Salmon.
September 22, 2020
The Warmies is considered to be one of the finest spots for fishing in Melbourne, by many. While it’s technically in the suburb of Newport
The best spots depend largely on what type of fishing you want to enjoy.
If you prefer saltwater fishing to target species like flathead then some of Melbourne’s piers are an excellent choice. You can also target snapper, whiting, bream, garfish and squid from piers. Another great saltwater spot is Melbourne’s Yarra River Estuary and the ever-popular Warmies.
Top Land Based Freshwater spots include the Yarra River, Goulburn River and Murray River.
Close to Melbourne you might like to try Mordialloc Pier and Werribee South.
Yes. We offer Melbourne Fishing Report featuring videos from some of Victoria’s top fisho’s. These include fishing reports from Melbourne and the wider Victorian region. Fish species include Murray Cod, Redfin, Trout, Squid, Bream, Mullet and other species according to season.
Most other fishing reports tend to be limited to saltwater fishing. So Getfished has tried to include as many freshwater land based fishing reports as possible. We update the reports page at least once a week.
Winter land based fishing in Melbourne can be slower due to the very cold water temperatures. However, it is a great time to focus on species such as Garfish, Squid and Australian Salmon.
In Freshwater European Carp are still present, though a little sluggish. As are Redfin and of course Trout (except during the seasonal closure.)
As the water starts to warm in Spring species such as larger Snapper start to move into the bays. Usually from late September. Flathead becomes less sluggish and bream start to bite.
In freshwater Murray Cod season is usually closed until early December. However, species such as Trout, Redfin and even European Carp can be targeted.
Summer is considered the peak season for fishing in Melbourne. Land based opportunities include Snapper, Pinky Snapper, Flathead, Bream, Squid, Mullet, Mulloway and Gummy Sharks.
In freshwater species like Murray Cod, Redfin, Trout, Yellow Belly and European Carp are very active.
Autumn land based fishing in Melbourne starts with most of the summer species still active in March. Like Snapper, Whiting and Flathead. As the temperatures start to decline so does the fish activity. With species such as Whiting migrating to South Australia.
In freshwater Murray Cod fishing starts to slow down as the fish become more sluggish. Redfin, Trout and European carp activity continue through Autumn. Starting to taper for most species with the onset of winter temperatures.