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Victorian saltwater fishing includes a number of unique environments and local fish species.

Fishing for snapper is almost synonymous with Port Phillip and Western Port bays.

While species such as flathead and bream can be found throughout the bays, beaches and estuaries.

Surf fishing for species such as Australian salmon and Tailor is popular along Victoria's surf coasts.  While some fishos head out to places like Warnambool and Port Fairy to target Southern Bluefin Tuna. It's even possible to target Marlin other larger game fish to the states far Eastern seaboard coast.

See the Saltwater FAQ

Fishing Altona Pier

Fishing Altona Pier

18.6 km from Melbourne GPO

Altona Pier Fishing Tips Altona Pier, in recent times, had an artificial reef placed just off the end of the… Read More

Altona Boat Ramp

Altona Boat Ramp

18.2 km from Melbourne GPO

Altona boat ramp is a great place to launch a boat. Be it a fishing boat, tinny or even kayak. … Read More

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 and… 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

Point Richards Boat Ramp Portarlington

Point Richards Boat Ramp Portarlington

103 km from Melbourne via the Princess Highway

The Point Richards Boat Ramp Portarlington is located just outside of Corio Bay, directly onto Port Phillip Bay. While… 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

Portarlington Caravan Park Beach – Shorebased Fishing

Portarlington Caravan Park Beach – Shorebased Fishing

104 km from Melbourne

The Portarlington Caravan Park beach is just in front of the park. I recommend at and after dusk and… Read More

Portarlington Holiday Park Boat Ramp

Portarlington Holiday Park Boat Ramp

104 km from Melbourne

The Portarlington Holiday Park Boat Ramp is provided for the caravan and camping patrons. I’ve not personally launched… Read More

Fishing Portarlington Pier

Fishing Portarlington Pier

104 km from Melbourne

Fishing Portarlington Pier Fishing Tips Portarlington Pier is a great, comfortable pier to fish. Good water depth. A nice reef… Read More

Portarlington Rock Wall Fishing

Portarlington Rock Wall Fishing

104 km from Melbourne

Portarlington Rock Wall forms a safe harbour for boats and adjoins the Portarlington pier. The Rock Wall has… 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

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 beach… 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 beaches… 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 there… Read More

Werribee South Pier Fishing

Werribee South Pier Fishing

40 km from Melbourne via Princess Highway

Fishing the Werribee South Pier (on the Werribee River Estuary) can be a challenge in the early part of the… Read More

Fishing Williamstown

Fishing Williamstown

14.6 km from Melbourne's GPO via M1

Williamstown, located on Port Phillip Bay right near the mouth of the Yarra River. It offers a wealth of… Read More

Williamstown Boat Ramp

Williamstown Boat Ramp

14.6 km from Melbourne's GPO via M1

Williamstown Boat Ramp is one of the better boat ramps in Melbourne, having relatively recently been upgraded. It’s located in… Read More

Wyndham Harbour Rock Wall

Wyndham Harbour Rock Wall

40 km from Melbourne via Princess Highway

Wyndham Harbour Rock Wall is a relatively new area. The rock wall, however, has begun producing fish. It allows you… Read More

Yarra Estuary Port Melbourne Fishing

Yarra Estuary Port Melbourne Fishing

5.9 km from Melbourne's GPO

The Yarra Estuary on the Port Melbourne side of the river is a good spot to take the kids. Good catches of bream, mullet and pinky snapper. Read More

Saltwater FAQ

What Kind Of Saltwater Fishing Environments Exist In Victoria?

Victoria offers saltwater fishing in our bays, inlets and beaches. While the ocean beaches offer exciting surf fishing for a variety of species.

Saltwater also includes a number of estuaries that empty into the likes of Port Phillip Bay. While deepwater fishing includes opportunities to target Southern Bluefin Tuna, Marlin and Swordfish, as well as a variety of shark species.