Melbourne Fishing

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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.

These not only include saltwater species.  Freshwater fish like Trout, Redfin and even natives like Murray Cod can be caught within the Melbourne suburban region.  Many of these waterways are actively restocked by the Fisheries department.

 

See the Melbourne Fishing FAQ

Blueys Boat Hire

Blueys Boat Hire

26km from Melbourne via Nepean Highway

Note, that I have not personally used Blueys Boat Hire services. As such I cannot make any specific personal recommendations… Read More

Ferguson Street Pier Williamstown

Ferguson Street Pier Williamstown

14.6 km from Melbourne's GPO via M1

Ferguson Street Pier, being close to the city of Melbourne, means it can get crowded – especially weekends.  However,… Read More

Gem Pier Fishing

Gem Pier Fishing

14.6 km from Melbourne's GPO via M1

Gem Pier gets pretty busy.  I’d look at fishing weekdays and evenings or early mornings. Over weekends and public holidays,… Read More

Kerferd Road Pier

Kerferd Road Pier

5.9 km from Melbourne's GPO

Kerferd Road Pier produces the usual fishing suspects on Port Phillip Bay. Snapper, Flathead, Flounder, Trevally and Mullet… Read More

Fishing Lagoon Pier

Fishing Lagoon Pier

5.9 km from Melbourne's GPO

Lagoon Pier is known to produce fish all year round.  Because it’s so close to the city it can get… Read More

Mordialloc Beach Fishing

Mordialloc Beach Fishing

26km from Melbourne via Nepean Highway

During the summer months, Mordialloc beach gets pretty crowded. From swimmers, sunbakers to the local beach volleyball clubs. Mordialloc Beach… Read More

Mordialloc Boat Ramp

Mordialloc Boat Ramp

26km from Melbourne via Nepean Highway

The Mordialloc Boat Ramp provides small craft access to Port Phillip Bay (often affectionately known by the acronym… Read More

Mordialloc Creek Fishing

Mordialloc Creek Fishing

26km from Melbourne via Nepean Highway

A lot of folks fish for bream in the estuary of Mordialloc Creek.  I have to say – I’m not… Read More

Fishing Mordialloc Pier

Fishing Mordialloc Pier

26km from Melbourne via Nepean Highway

Mordialloc Pier is a beautiful long pier extending 174 metres (570.86 feet). Read More

Fishing Port Melbourne – Easy Access, 10 Mins From City

Fishing Port Melbourne – Easy Access, 10 Mins From City

5.9 km from Melbourne's GPO

Port Melbourne is the closest Port Phillip Bay fishing to the city. Many of the local fishing spots… Read More

Fishing Sandringham Jetties, Rockwall & By Kayak

Fishing Sandringham Jetties, Rockwall & By Kayak

17.4 kms from Melbourne

Fishing Sandringham has proven to be very successful for me. Sandringham is a bayside suburb located on Melbourne’s beautiful… Read More

St Kilda Boat Ramp

St Kilda Boat Ramp

8.8 km from Melbourne GPO

St Kilda Boat Ramp is part of the extensive St Kilda Marina complex. As far as boat ramps go it… Read More

St Kilda Pier Fishing

St Kilda Pier Fishing

7.6 km from Melbourne

St Kilda Pier Fishing on a warm summers night was how I started targetting flathead and pinkies… Read More

Fishing Station Pier Port Melbourne

Fishing Station Pier Port Melbourne

5.9 km from Melbourne's GPO

A firm favourite fishing spot, going back to the nineteenth century, Station Pier Port Melbourne is located on Beach Street. Read More

Sugarloaf Reservoir Fishing Spots

Sugarloaf Reservoir Fishing Spots

52km from Melbourne

Sugarloaf Reservoir isn’t too far from Melbourne, Victoria. Located in the outer North East near Christmas Hills. Its water… Read More

Fishing Sweeneys Flats Eltham

Fishing Sweeneys Flats Eltham

25.8 km

Sweeneys Flats Eltham is well known to locals. With its bushland setting it offers a number of freshwater habitats… Read More

The Warmies – “If the stack’s blowing… I know where I’m going!”

The Warmies – “If the stack’s blowing… I know where I’m going!”

14.6 km from Melbourne's GPO via M1

The Warmies is considered to be one of the finest spots for fishing in Melbourne, by many. While it’s technically… Read More

Fishing Werribee South

Fishing Werribee South

40 km from Melbourne via Princess Highway

Fishing Werribee River Entrance Fishing Tips Werribee South offers a pier on the estuary, a boat ramp and… Read More

Werribee South Beach Fishing

Werribee South Beach Fishing

40 km from Melbourne via Princess Highway

The Werribee South Beach extends from the river mouth north to the rock wall at Wyndham Harbour. The… Read More

Werribee South Boat Ramp

Werribee South Boat Ramp

40 km from Melbourne via Princess Highway

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

Melbourne Fishing FAQ

What type of fishing can you do around Melbourne?

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.

What licenses do I need to go fishing in Melbourne?

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.