Fishing Victoria, Australia
To catch fish more often and more reliably is probably the goal of most weekend warrior fisho’s.
While there’s always going to be days when you catch nothing, what about those days when others are catching fish and you’re not?
It’s often down to being prepared. The knowledge about the species you’re targetting. The location you are in. The choice of bait or lure.
The pressure has never been greater for recreational fishing. There are probably more restrictions than ever. More people fishing. More pollution and with the advent of jet ski’s and their ilk – more difficulty finding a quiet spot in some places.
So it’s my goal to add articles here to give you a leg up. If you’re out there and others are winning, but you’re not, try applying some of this information.
Northern Port Phillip Bay
North Eastern Port Phillip Bay
To the south east of Melbourne, Victoria. The suburban spots offer a wide variety of top fishing spots, boat launching ramps, piers and jetties.
North Western Port Phillip Bay
Often overlooked, usually due to environmental misconceptions. The North West of Victoria’s Port Phillip Bay features some great fishing locations that are close to the city.
For much of the year this location is a premium holiday spot. Featuring some beautiful locations. The proximity of both Port Phillip Bay at St Leonards, Geelong, Portarlington and Queenscliff makes for great land-based, kayak fishing boating.
While the nearby ocean beaches offer fishing opportunities that are tougher, due to Bass Straight & the Southern Ocean, but also extremely worth while.
Victorian Fish Species
Victorian fish species need to tolerate colder waters. Unlike fish located in more northern Australian attitudes.
For this reason species present in much of the rest of Australia are absent in Vic.
However, there’s still plenty of great fishing to be had.
There’s also toothy critters like the Barracuda as well as big game fish like Tuna and even Swordfish.
In Freshwater Victoria boasts native species like Murray Cod, Yellow-belly, various native perch, blackfish and catfish.
Several species of Eel are also common.
While introduced fish include Brown and Rainbow Trout, English Perch – or Redfin.
Sadly noxious species are also present. Fish such as European Carp (aka – “Mud Marlin”), tench, Japanese Weather Loaches and Goldfish!
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