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 and other larger game fish on the state's far Eastern seaboard coast.

Check out some saltwater fishing locations below – or recent Victorian Salt based Fishing Collated Reports.


Fishing Locations

Plenty River Fishing

Plenty River fishing can be challenging.  The banks can be steep.  The water is often very shallow. The Plenty River stretches from the Great Dividing Range as a stream.…

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Werribee Fishing

Werribee Fishing opportunities include the Werribee South Pier, Beach and of course access to the Werribee River via the Boat Ramp. There’s also plenty of…

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Fishing Reports YTD 2022

This year’s fishing reports where fish have been caught during 2022.

Note that these reports are collated by Getfished from a variety of reports submitted to us and from other online sources.

DateLocationSpeciesBaitLureRig            
May 30, 2022Bird RockKing George WhitingPipis
May 30, 2022Bird RockKing George WhitingSquid
May 30, 2022Clifton SpringsKing George WhitingPipis
May 30, 2022Clifton SpringsKing George WhitingSquid
May 30, 2022Stingaree BayKing George WhitingPipis
May 30, 2022Stingaree BayKing George WhitingSquid
May 30, 2022HermsleyKing George WhitingPipis
May 30, 2022HermsleyKing George WhitingSquid
May 30, 2022Cunningham PierAustralian SalmonChicken
May 30, 2022Cunningham PierAustralian SalmonMetal Spoon
May 30, 2022Offshore Apollo BayTuna
May 30, 2022MallacootaGummy Shark
May 30, 2022Offshore Barwon HeadsSnapper
May 30, 2022Offshore Barwon HeadsGummy Shark
May 30, 2022Offshore Barwon HeadsFlathead
May 30, 2022St LeonardsCalamari Natural Coloured Squid Jigs in 3.0 and 3.5
June 2, 2022BarwonAustralian SalmonBerkley 3 inch Power Bait Minnows
June 2, 2022Corio Bay,VicPinky Snapper
June 2, 2022Corio Bay,VicSilver TrevallyBerkley 3 inch Power Bait Minnows
June 2, 2022Clifton Springs,VicKing George WhitingPipis
June 2, 2022Clifton Springs,VicCalamari 
June 2, 2022Queenscliff,VicKing George WhitingSquid
June 2, 2022Queenscliff,VicCalamari 
June 2, 2022Offshore Barwon Heads,VicGummy SharkAustralian Salmon Fillets
June 2, 2022Offshore Barwon Heads,VicFlatheadAustralian Salmon Fillets
June 2, 2022Offshore Barwon Heads,VicSnapperAustralian Salmon Fillets
June 2, 2022Offshore Barwon Heads,VicTuna
June 2, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 2, 2022Port MacDonell,SATuna
June 2, 2022Catbay,VicFlathead
June 2, 2022Hastings,VicKing George Whiting
June 2, 2022Hastings,VicFlathead
June 2, 2022Elizabeth Island,VicWrasse
June 2, 2022Elizabeth Island,VicGummy SharkWrasse
June 2, 2022Lysaughts,VicGummy SharkGrass Whiting
June 2, 2022Top End Western Port,VicGummy SharkSquid
June 2, 2022Eagle Rock Western Port Bay,VicSnapper
June 2, 2022Mornington,VicKing George Whiting
June 2, 2022Mornington,VicFlathead
June 2, 2022Mornington,VicGarfishMaggots
June 2, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 2, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 2, 2022Kilcunda,VicAustralian Bass
June 2, 2022Port Welshpool,VicSwordfish
June 9, 2022Somers, VicCalamari 
June 9, 2022Quail Bank,VicCalamari 
June 9, 2022Coronet Bay, VicCalamari 
June 9, 2022Hastings,VicGummy Shark
June 9, 2022Mericks,VicGummy Shark
June 9, 2022Flinders Pier,VicCalamari 
June 9, 2022Blairgowrie,VicAustralian Salmon
June 9, 2022Frankston,VicAustralian Salmon
June 9, 2022Mt Eliza,VicAustralian Salmon
June 9, 2022Blairgowrie,VicAustralian Salmon
June 9, 2022Frankston,VicCalamari 
June 9, 2022Mount Martha,VicCalamari 
June 9, 2022Mt Eliza,VicCalamari 
June 9, 2022Mornington,VicCalamari 
June 9, 2022Frankston,VicGarfish
June 9, 2022Mt Eliza,VicGarfish
June 9, 2022Mount Martha,VicGarfish
June 9, 2022Mornington,VicGarfish
June 9, 2022Mount Martha,VicYellow Eye Mullet
June 9, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 9, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 10, 2022Corio Bay,VicAustralian SalmonSoft Plastic Minnow
June 10, 2022Cunningham Pier,VicAustralian SalmonSoft Plastic Minnow
June 10, 2022Cunningham Pier,VicPinky SnapperSoft Plastic Minnow
June 10, 2022Cunningham Pier,VicSilver TrevallySoft Plastic Minnow
June 10, 2022Cunningham Pier,VicSnookSoft Plastic Minnow
June 10, 2022Cunningham Pier,VicFlatheadSoft Plastic Minnow
June 10, 2022Offshore Barwon Heads,VicTunaSquid
June 10, 2022Offshore Barwon Heads,VicTunaAustralian Salmon Fillets
June 16, 2022Geelong Waterfront,VicAustralian SalmonPilchardsSoft Plastic Minnow
June 16, 2022Geelong Waterfront,VicSnookPilchardsSoft Plastic Minnow
June 16, 2022Geelong Waterfront,VicPinky SnapperSquidSoft Plastic Minnow
June 16, 2022Geelong Grammar Lagoon,VicGarfish
June 16, 2022Clifton Springs,VicCalamari 
June 16, 2022Portarlington,VicCalamari 
June 16, 2022Port MacDonell,SATunaPilchards
June 16, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 16, 2022Western Entrance Western Port Bay,VicThumper Whiting
June 16, 2022Hastings,VicCalamari 
June 16, 2022North Arm Western Port Bay,VicCalamari 
June 16, 2022North Arm Western Port Bay,VicGarfish
June 16, 2022Lang Lang,VicGummy Shark
June 16, 2022Balcombe Creek,VicBlack Bream
June 16, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 16, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 16, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 16, 2022Port Welshpool,VicAustralian Salmon
June 23, 2022Bellarine Peninsula,VicKing George WhitingPipisRunning Sinker Rig
June 23, 2022Bellarine Peninsula,VicFlatheadSquidRunning Sinker Rig
June 23, 2022Bellarine Peninsula,VicPinky SnapperSquidRunning Sinker Rig
June 23, 2022Bellarine Peninsula,VicCalamari Bright Pink Squid Jigs
June 23, 2022Offshore Barwon Heads,VicPinky Snapper
June 23, 2022Offshore Barwon Heads,VicGummy Shark
June 23, 2022Cape Schanck,VicTuna
June 23, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 23, 2022Barwon River Ocean Grove,VicSilver TrevallySoft Plastics
June 23, 2022Barwon River Ocean Grove,VicAustralian SalmonSoft Plastics
June 23, 2022Martha Cove,VicCalamari Odori Squid Jig
June 23, 2022Martha Cove,VicCalamari 
June 23, 2022Offshore Westernport,VicTuna
June 23, 2022Western Entrance Western Port Bay,VicCalamari 
June 23, 2022Western Entrance Western Port Bay,VicCuttlefish
June 23, 2022Somers Landbased,VicCalamari Baited Jigs
June 23, 2022Patterson River,VicAustralian SalmonSoft Plastics
June 23, 2022Mornington,VicGarfishMaggots
June 23, 2022Mornington,VicGarfish
June 23, 2022Portsea,VicCalamari 
June 23, 2022Portsea,VicThumper Whiting
June 23, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 23, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 23, 2022Gunnamatta,VicAustralian Salmon
June 23, 2022Lake Tyers,VicBlack Bream
June 30, 2022Tyabb Bank,VicCalamari Red Foil Jigs
June 30, 2022Quail Bank,VicCalamari Baited Jigs
June 30, 2022Rosebud,VicAustralian Salmon
June 30, 2022Blairgowrie,VicCalamari 
June 30, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 30, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 30, 2022Portland,VicTuna
June 30, 2022Portland,VicTuna

Victorian Saltwater Fishing Map


Victorian Saltwater Fishing 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.

Deep water fishing includes opportunities to target Southern Blue fin Tuna, Marlin and Swordfish, as well as a variety of shark species.


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