Victorian Surf Fishing #1 Hotspots

Surf Fishing

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 Surf Fishing Recommendations

Powlett River

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.


Fishing Kilcunda and surf fishing are synonymous. I’ve fished here for Australian Salmon, Tailor and even Gummy Sharks since 1979!

Other Fishing Spots Near Surf Fishing