Fishing Sandringham has proven to be very successful … Read More.. about Fishing Sandringham Jetties, Rockwall & By Kayak
Fishing around Melbourne includes the fantastic Port Phillip Bay, nearby Western Port Bay, the Yarra, Marrybinong and their tributaries.
When fisho’s think of Melbourne they often think “Port Phillip Bay Snapper.” While snapper fishing is fantastic, Melbourne has a smorgasbord of other species and fishing opportunities that are easily overlooked.
Note, that I have not personally used Blueys Boat Hire services. As such I cannot make any specific personal recommendations one way or the other. I have observed the Bluey’s hire boats operating while I’ve been fishing on the Mordialloc Pier. Their customers seem cheery enough. The Google reviews for this service are nearly all positive. Billed [...]
Ferguson Street Pier, being close to the city of Melbourne, means it can get crowded – especially weekends. However, during the week and cooler weather, it can be a great spot. You’ll see a lot of kids targeting mullet at times. But don’t be fooled by that. Some sizeable snapper and even gummy sharks are [...]
Mordialloc Pier is a beautiful long pier extending 174 metres (570.86 feet).
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 Sandringham has proven to be very successful for me. Sandringham is a bayside suburb located on Melbourne’s beautiful Port Phillip Bay. In the right conditions, the fishing has been good if not excellent at times. It’s easy to overlook as it’s not visible from the road. Home of the Sandringham Yacht club. It sports [...]
St Kilda Pier has seen some pretty major modifications in the last 20 years. It’s still a major icon on Port Phillip Bay and is rich in history. Going back to 1853! The addition of a rock wall and the harbour adjoining it significantly altered the longshore drift. That’s to say – the currents that deposit sand and [...]
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. [...]
Williamstown, located on Port Phillip Bay right near the mouth of the Yarra River. It offers a wealth of piers and fishing opportunities right next door to the heart of Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, Australia. Williamstown Pier, Anne Street Pier and Gem Pier fishing see species such as Pinkie Snapper, Snapper and Flathead right [...]
Gem Pier gets pretty busy. I’d look at fishing weekdays and evenings or early mornings. Over weekends and public holidays, it’s really too busy for my taste. A lot of Pinkies, Flathead and Bream get reported as caught from the pier at times. Often on pilchards and prawns. But I’ve seen some effective use of soft [...]
Kerferd Road Pier produces the usual fishing suspects on Port Phillip Bay. Snapper, Flathead, Flounder, Trevally and Mullet and Calamari are all caught by anglers. There’s the odd big snapper – especially during a big blow, with the vast majority of catches being smaller pinky snapper and flathead. Fish the rising tide for snapper and [...]
From the beautiful Port Phillip Bay. The large tidal flows of Western Port Bay. The estuaries of the Yarra, Maribyrnong, Werribee and other rivers – Melbourne has a lot of fishing variety.
You can fish from the beaches for bream, mullet, flathead and whiting. The piers for all of those species – plus snapper, Australian Salmon, Silver Trevally, Calamari (squid) and even gummy shark.
You can get out in the estuaries and the bays in a boat, increasing your fishing opportunities and available species.
While in the “fresh” you can target freshwater species such as Murray Cod, Redfin, trout, eels and even the insidious Europen Carp.
Most people will need a fishing license. This is available at most tackle stores – or online from the Victorian Fisheries Authority website.
There are exceptions to the license requirement including people over 70 or under 18 years of age. Some pensioners including aged and disability. As well as some indigenous people.
Always check the VFA website above to see if you meet any exceptions.
In addition, you need to familiarize yourself with regulations including catch limits, size, seasons and protected species.
If you are using a powerboat you will require a boating license. There are exemptions for interstate boats – providing you have a license in your state of origin.
What I enjoy about watching Wayne is that he gets to some really unique locations to fish.
That and his habit of not just “looking for the big one.” Wayne will change down his tackle to smaller hook sizes in order to “catch a fish.”
Catch and release, of course, plays a vital role in his strategy.
In my opinion, Wayne’s channel is one of the best to watch for people struggling to catch anything at all or who are just starting out. So check it out here!
Experienced fishos will love his enthusiasm and his techniques. It’s great to see somebody consistently catch bream!
Lincoln makes fishing for flathead with soft-plastic lures look easy.
His easy going and friendly manner makes watching (and learning) about fishing in Melbourne a load of fun.
Mostly land-based, but also kayak and boating videos where he catches some great fish – not far from the CBD.
Definitely subscribe to his channel on Youtube.