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.
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.
Victorian Saltwater Fishing Recommendations
Altona boat ramp is a great place to launch a boat.
Be it a fishing boat, tinny or even kayak.
St Kilda Boat Ramp is part of the extensive St Kilda Marina complex.
As far as boat ramps go this one can vary in terms of quality.
A lot of folks target bream in the estuary when Mordialloc Creek fishing.
A lot of these folks eat what they catch.
During the summer months, Mordialloc beach fishing can be tricky as it gets pretty crowded.
From swimmers, and sunbakers to the local beach volleyball clubs.
The Mordialloc Boat Ramp recently completed an significant upgrade. While I’ve not had a chance to check it out in person reports indicate improvements include:
The Point Richards Boat Ramp Portarlington is located just outside of Corio Bay, directly onto Port Phillip Bay.
While now free to use, sadly like so many other Victorian Boat ramps, Point Richards boat ramp could use some TLC.
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 weather.
The Yarra Estuary on the Port Melbourne side of the river is often known as “Fishermans Bend.”
As you might suspect from the name it’s a good spot to go fishing.
Fishing Mordialloc Pier offers a variety of fishing opportunities due to this length. Mordialloc Pier is a beautiful long pier extending 174 metres (570.
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 history – give Gem Pier a try!
Kerferd Road Pier fishing offers a simple, easy-to-access pier that produces the usual fishing species on Port Phillip Bay.
Lagoon Pier fishing is considered to be all year round. Because it’s so close to the city it can get busy at times.
Station Pier is currently closed to the public for fishing. It is not known if the pier will reopen for this purpose.
The Warmies fishing hot spot is considered to be one of the finest spots for fishing in Melbourne, by many.
Fishing Werribee River has increasingly become a better option in recent years.
The efforts by the Victorian Fisheries Authority to stock the river with species like Estuary Perch are very welcome.
The Werribee South Beach extends from the Werribee River mouth north to the rock wall at Wyndham Harbour.
The beaches to the south of the river are off-limits due to Melbourne Water Board usage.
Werribee South Boat Ramp A 30.0 Km Easy Drive From The City At the time of writing, boaties are calling on assistance to have the Werribee South Boat Ramp repaired.
Werribee South Pier Fishing Werribee South Pier fishing (on the Werribee River Estuary) can be a challenge in the early part of the season.
Werribee South Fishing – River Entrance Overview Using the Werribee South boat ramp, heading out of the mouth into Port Phillip Bay gives access to deeper water with pinkie snapper, adult snapper, calamari, and Australian Salmon.
Williamstown Boat Ramp is one of the better boat ramps in Melbourne, having relatively recently been upgraded.
Sometimes referred to as Newport Boat Ramp due to the fact it is actually in the suburb of Newport, which is next to Williamstown.
Wyndham Harbor Fishing – New Cool & 28km From Melbourne Wyndham Harbour Rock Wall fishing is a relatively new option as it’s a pretty part of Werribee South.
This pier is another casualty of a lack of maintenance by the Victorian State Government. It is closed, with no set repair time (if any.
Sandringham fishing largely centers around the rock wall and the Anchorage.
The area has proven to be very successful for me.
St Kilda Pier Fishing on a warm summer’s night was how I started targetting flathead and pinkies as a teenager.
Easiest way to locate Flinders Pier on a map is Lat: -38.4754141 and Long: 145.0230309.The recorded elevation, according to the Bureau of Meteorology is 21 m.
Dave’s Fishing Spot Tips My biggest issue with this pier has always been weed. While I’ve sat next to others fishing who didn’t have a problem, for some reason it seemed attracted to my rig like some kind of green and brown magnet.
Dave’s Fishing Spot Tips Lang Lang Beach is well known as one of Western Port Bay’s land-based Gummy Shark hot-spots.
Dave’s Fishing Spot Tips This pier has been seriously reduced in size due to commercial operations. It has been literally cut in half, dividing the area tug boats dock and the area where fishing is permitted.
Dave’s Fishing Spot Tips Do yourself - and your fellow Victorians - a favour. Contact your local member and complain at the closure of this pier.