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Fishing in Melbourne
Melbourne is the bustling, multicultural capital of Victoria, Australia. Home to a notoriously trendy cafe culture, the city is also a massive draw for anglers - especially when the big Snappers make an appearance in the Summer.
Fishing in Melbourne is focused around the Port Phillip Bay - a 1950 square kilometre expanse of water that attracts over 330 000 anglers every year. Port Phillip Bay fishing is centred around the bay’s most notorious game fish: the Pink Snapper. That’s not to say other species aren’t around as well: anglers fishing Port Philip Bay can find themselves battling King George Whiting, Gummy Sharks, Squid, Flathead, Salmon, and Garfish as well. Top fishing spots include the Werribbe River, with its great Whiting and Flathead fishery, the stretch between Altona and Williamson, which boasts fantastic Snapper catches, St Kilda, with its unrivalled access to Snapper grounds, Carrum, with its big Snapper and Gummy Sharks, Lonsdale Bight’s consistent year-round fishery, and Queenscliff Harbour, for Mullet, Silver Trevally, and Salmon.
Rules & Regulations
All anglers must purchase a Recreational Fishing License, which can be obtained online from the Victoria state government, as well as from various tackle shops. Certain fish are subject to limits and closed seasons (subject to change), and some species may not be filleted until they have been brought ashore.
Types of Fishing
While appropriate rods and reels are usually supplied by your fishing charter, Melbourne fishing is best tackled with a 2 m rod that is suited to 6-10 kg line (if you are targeting Snapper, that is). Smaller fish like Whiting and Flathead are most enjoyable to target with light tackle. Fishing with bait and soft plastics is popular.
What People Are Saying About Melbourne
"Half day trip targeting Whiting with Westernport Fishing Charters "
Fish for Whiting off the banks. Cant go wrong.
"6 hour charter"
Make sure that you are on time, frustrating if you have to wait for tardy people.