Spring Melbourne Fishing Locations 2020

Fishing Port Melbourne – Easy Access, 10 Mins From City

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…

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 Pier closes when the Spirit of Tasmania is docked.

Other nearby piers, that are always open for fishing, include Kerford Road Pier, Gem Pier and Lagoon Pier.

Like many fishing spots nearby to Melbourne and suburbs the area is fairly heavily fished. However, there are many days when things are very quiet. Giving you a better chance. Early mornings are a particularly good time.

That’s not to say good catches aren’t taken at other times. When the fish are on these spots can be excellent. Much of the area is adjacent to the Yarra River estuary system, which includes the Maribyrnong river.

Despite commercial usage of the area. Even though it’s been heavily fished since European settlement. The Port Melbourne area it still produces large numbers of fish!

Plus – it’s relatively easy to fish. While there is the odd snag, a few rocky drop-offs etc for the most part it is fairly clear of obstacles.

It produces some good-sized bream, mullet and flathead. While the odd mulloway can be targeted by those prepared to do the hard work needed to catch these monsters.

In the lower reaches of the Yarra estuary, pinky snapper is quite common, too. Plus, on occasion, larger adult snapper is taken.

Expect the unexpected catch. Some surprising species make their way into the area at times.

4 Port Melbourne Fishing Spots


Fishing Kerferd Road Pier

Kerferd Road Pier

September 20, 2020
Kerferd Road Pier produces the usual fishing suspects on Port Phillip Bay. Snapper, Flathead, Flounder, Trevally, Mullet and Calamari are all caught by anglers. There’s




Fishing Lagoon Pier

Lagoon Pier

September 20, 2020
Lagoon Pier is known to produce fish all year round.  Because it’s so close to the city it can get busy at times. I’ve tended




station pier port melbourne

Station Pier

September 20, 2020
Station Pier is a firm favourite fishing spot, going back to the nineteenth century, located in Port Melbourne on Beach Street. Fish species vary from





Yarra Estuary Port Melbourne Fishing

Yarra Estuary

September 3, 2020
The Yarra Estuary on the Port Melbourne side of the river is a good spot to take the kids fishing. Generally, I stick to the




Location Map

Address: Bay Trail, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia
Lat: -37.839798543192
Lng: 144.91890700164
Proximity: 5.9 km from Melbourne's GPO

Kayak Fishing

kayak fishing port melbourne

It’s possible to launch a kayak from several places around the Port Melbourne region.

The easiest place would be the Williamstown Boat Ramp in Newport. Near The Warmies.

Alternatively, you can launch from the beaches and make your way up into the Port Melbourne Area and Yarra Estuary.

Finally you could start upstream of the Yarra or Maribyrnong and work your way down to the ports.

Just keep in mind you are sharing this port with some enormous ships. Huge cargo vessels, tug-boats, cruise ships even naval vessels on occasion.

They cannot avoid you – you must avoid them. They are too big to stop quickly and turn large to turn safely.

Dave
Dave

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.)

I try to be as accurate as possible on this website. Most of the information is based on personal experience. However, if you spot an error or think there's something that I should add - no worries! Please use the Contact Form.