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 Western Port Phillip Bay is the closest saltwater spot to the Victorian capital of Victoria.

Some of the oldest (and most expensive) suburbs of Melbourne are located here.  

Most of them still produce excellent catches of prime table fish.

Fishing Altona Pier

Fishing Altona Pier

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Fishing St Kilda Pier

Fishing St Kilda Pier

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Fishing Port Melbourne – Easy Access, 10 Mins From City

Fishing Port Melbourne – Easy Access, 10 Mins From City

Like many fishing spots nearby to Melbourne and suburbs the area is fairly heavily fished and there…
Fishing Williamstown

Fishing Williamstown

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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.

Fishing Mordialloc Pier

Fishing Mordialloc Pier

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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.

Fishing Werribee River Entrance

Fishing Werribee River Entrance

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Bellarine Peninsula

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.

Fishing Portarlington Pier

Fishing Portarlington Pier

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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.

Saltwater species include several species of Flathead, Snapper, King George Whiting, Black Bream, Calamari (squid), a range of sharks- including popular Gummy Sharks. 

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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