Autumn Victoria – Great Fishing Locations 2021

Saltwater Fishing Locations

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…

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. 

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

29 Saltwater Fishing Spots In Victoria

Mordialloc Beach Fishing

  • 1 Mordialloc Beach Fishing
  • October 29, 2020
    During the summer months, Mordialloc beach gets pretty crowded. From swimmers, sunbakers to the local beach volleyball clubs. Mordialloc Beach runs adjacent (to the west)

    Powlett River Fishing Kilcunda

  • 2 Fishing The Powlett River Estuary [Plus Podcast] 🎧
  • October 30, 2020
    The Powlett River Estuary, five minutes from the township of Kilcunda, is often blocked to the sea. Causing it to form a wide, shallow lake.

    black head kilcunda fishing

  • 3 Black Head Kilcunda Rock Fishing
  • October 14, 2020
    Fishing the rocks at Black Head, Kilcunda is certainly a lot of fun - but please make sure you have the right safety wear as

    bourne creek kilcunda

  • 4 Bourne Creek Kilcunda
  • October 14, 2020
    Bourne Creek is shallow, fails to flow to the sea and is not really fishable. However, it is located on the spectacular Kilcunda surf beach

    Surf Fishing Kilcunda

  • 5 Kilcunda Surf Fishing
  • October 30, 2020
    Kilcunda and surf fishing are synonymous. I've fished here for Australian Salmon, Tailor and even Gummy Sharks since 1979! It's well worth a visit. There's some good accomodation available. So you can make it a weekend away. Although it's certainly close enough to Melbourne for a day trip.

    Portarlington Caravan Park Beach – Shorebased Fishing

  • 6 Portarlington Caravan Park Beach – Shorebased Fishing
  • October 29, 2020
    The Portarlington Caravan Park beach is just in front of the park. I recommend at and after dusk and then before and just after dawn

    Portarlington Rock Wall

  • 7 Fishing Portarlington Rock Wall
  • October 29, 2020
    Portarlington Rock Wall forms a safe harbour for boats and adjoins the Portarlington pier. The Rock Wall has added a new dimension to fishing in

    Wyndham Harbour Rock Wall

  • 8 Fishing Wyndham Harbour Rock Wall
  • November 11, 2020
    Wyndham Harbour Rock Wall is a relatively new area. The rock wall, however, has begun producing fish. It allows you to get a fair way

    Fishing Portarlington Pier

  • 9 Fishing Portarlington Pier
  • October 29, 2020
    Portarlington Pier: a comfortable pier to fish. Good water depth. Fish for Australian Salmon, Pinkies, Snapper, Flathead, Squid.

    Fishing Werribee South River Entrance

  • 10 Fishing Werribee South Pier
  • October 29, 2020
    Fishing the Werribee South Pier (on the Werribee River Estuary) can be a challenge in the early part of the season. From September through to

    ferguson street pier

  • 11 Fishing Ferguson Street Pier Williamstown
  • October 29, 2020
    Ferguson Street Pier is close to the city of Melbourne, which means it can get a bit crowded during the peak season of warmer summer

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  • 12 Fishing Altona Pier
  • October 29, 2020
    Altona Pier, in recent times, had an artificial reef placed just off the end of the pier. Making the pier one of the best Altona

    gem pier

  • 13 Fishing Gem Pier
  • October 29, 2020
    Gem Pier in Williamstown is steeped in history. So if you'd like to try an awesome experience of mixing fishing along with some fantastic Melbourne

    St Kilda Pier

  • 14 St Kilda Pier Fishing
  • October 29, 2020
    St Kilda Pier Fishing on a warm summers night was how I started targetting flathead and pinkies as a teenager. St Kilda Pier has seen

    station pier port melbourne

  • 15 Fishing Station Pier Port Melbourne
  • October 29, 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

    Fishing Lagoon Pier

  • 16 Fishing Lagoon Pier
  • October 29, 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

    Fishing Kerferd Road Pier

  • 17 Fishing Kerferd Road Pier
  • October 29, 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

    rock wall fishing

  • 18 Sandringham Anchorage & Rockwall Fishing
  • October 29, 2020
    Fishing Sandringham Anchorage has proven to be very successful for me. Sandringham is a bayside suburb located on Melbourne's beautiful Port Phillip Bay. In the

    Fishing Werribee South River Entrance

  • 19 Fishing Werribee South River Entrance
  • October 29, 2020
    Werribee South offers a pier on the estuary, Werribee South Boat Ramp more fishing at the Werribee South beach. As well as the adjacent Wyndham

    The Warmies Newport

  • 20 Fishing The Warmies – “If the stack’s blowing… I know where I’m going!”
  • October 29, 2020
    The Warmies is considered to be one of the finest spots for fishing in Melbourne, by many. I've got to admit I love fishing the

    Yarra Estuary Port Melbourne Fishing

  • 21 Yarra River Estuary Port Melbourne Fishing
  • October 29, 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

    Mordialloc Creek Fishing

  • 22 Mordialloc Creek Fishing
  • October 29, 2020
    For catch and release bream fishing Mordialloc Creek is awesome! However, I would not recommend eating the fish you catch here. The creek has a long history of pollution in the water.

    Werribee South Beach Fishing

  • 23 Werribee South Beach Fishing
  • October 29, 2020
    The Werribee South Beach extends from the Werribee River mouth north to the rock wall at Wyndham Harbour. The beaches to the south are off-limits

    Fishing Altona Pier

  • 24 Altona Boat Ramp
  • October 29, 2020
    Ramp Overview Altona boat ramp is a great place to launch a boat. Be it a fishing boat, tinny or even kayak.  Excellent bay access

    Portarlington Point Richards Boat Ramp

  • 25 Point Richards Boat Ramp Portarlington
  • October 29, 2020
    Ramp Overview The Point Richards Boat Ramp Portarlington is located just outside of Corio Bay, directly onto Port Phillip Bay. While now free to use,

    Werribee South Boatramp Fishing

  • 26 Werribee South Boat Ramp
  • November 5, 2020
    Ramp Overview At the time of writing, boaties are calling on assistance to have the Werribee South Boat Ramp repaired. Technically there are six boat

    St Kilda Boat Ramp

  • 27 St Kilda Boat Ramp
  • October 29, 2020
    Ramp Overview St Kilda Boat Ramp is part of the extensive St Kilda Marina complex. As far as boat ramps go it can vary in

    Mordialloc Pier Fishing

  • 28 Fishing Mordialloc Pier
  • January 24, 2021
    Mordialloc Pier is a beautiful long pier extending 174 metres (570.86 feet). Located in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Mordialloc.  It provides excellent land-based fishing of Port Phillip Bay.

    mordialloc boat ramp

  • 29 Mordialloc Boat Ramp
  • October 29, 2020
    The Mordialloc Boat Ramp provides small craft access to Port Phillip Bay (often affectionately known by the acronym PPB).

    Saltwater Fishing Reports


    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.

    Deepwater fishing includes opportunities to target Southern Bluefin Tuna, Marlin and Swordfish, as well as a variety of shark species.



    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!

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