Melbourne Fishing

Melbourne Fishing

Melbourne is the quintessential city of Down Under. As the largest city in the state of Victoria, Melbourne sits on the southern tip of the country. It gained popularity with travelers thanks to its key position on Port Phillip Bay. Today, the city is known for its bustling commerce and vibrant culture, but it is also an appealing destination for nature lovers. The city stretches to the Hinterlands, and the beautiful coastline is attractive. That is why Melbourne fishing is such a popular attraction.

Melbourne may be a coastal city, but much of the best Melbourne fishing is actually freshwater. In fact, Albert Lake is one of the areas hidden gems. The area is quite rural, and the waters are great for catching Trout, Perch and Carp. Another popular fishing source is the Maribyrnong River. The fish species here include Bream, Garfish, Eel and Redfin. Other waterways are the Yarra River and the Patterson River.

Beyond the freshwater, you can look to the shoreline for more Melbourne fishing opportunities. There are numerous places for inshore fishing. When fishing in shallow waters just off the coast or at the inlets of local rivers, you can catch a lot of different species. Snapper is quite common here, and you are likely to snag some Dusky Flathead or even some Salmon. Squid, Mulloway and sharks are also accessible in these waterways.

You will also have the opportunity for deep-sea fishing. When you venture farther away from the coastline, you open up your fishing possibilities. If you like Tuna, then Melbourne is a great spot. There are numerous species off the coast. This includes Bluefin Tuna and Yellowfin Tuna. For anglers looking for a big catch, Melbourne is an excellent choice for fishing. Deep-sea hauls here have included Striped Marlin, Mahi-mahi and more.

Top Melbourne Fishing Spots

  1. Altona Reef
    10/15/2017 9:22:30 AM - Altona Reef

  2. Mt Martha Reef
    10/15/2017 9:12:28 AM - Mt Martha Reef

    3/6/2014 1:03:45 AM - SEAFORD PIER

  4. St Leonards Boat Ramp
    4/14/2017 2:21:42 PM - St Leonards Boat Ramp

  5. Point Richard Boat Ramp
    4/14/2017 5:16:49 PM - Point Richard Boat Ramp

    4/16/2017 5:46:58 PM -

    3/6/2014 1:03:44 AM - MORRISONS FAULT LINE

  8. Rye Boat Ramp
    12/13/2017 12:12:47 AM -

    4/16/2017 5:46:58 PM -

    11/1/2013 8:58:02 AM - Yet another good snapper hole.

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Melbourne Fishing Prediction

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Melbourne, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Scaled Sardine

  2. Scaled Sardine

    There is a 32.5% catch rate for Scaled Sardine, based on 13 Scaled Sardine counted.

  3. Bluefin Tuna

  4. Bluefin Tuna

    There is a 10% catch rate for Bluefin Tuna, based on 4 Bluefin Tuna counted.

  5. Mahi-mahi

  6. Mahi-mahi

    There is a 10% catch rate for Mahi-mahi, based on 4 Mahi-mahi counted.

  7. Australasian Snapper

  8. Australasian Snapper

    There is a 7.5% catch rate for Australasian Snapper, based on 3 Australasian Snapper counted.

  9. Murray Cod

  10. Murray Cod

    There is a 7.5% catch rate for Murray Cod, based on 3 Murray Cod counted.

  11. Whiting

  12. Whiting

    There is a 7.5% catch rate for Whiting, based on 3 Whiting counted.

  13. Little Tunny

  14. Little Tunny

    There is a 5% catch rate for Little Tunny, based on 2 Little Tunny counted.

  15. Rainbow Trout

  16. Rainbow Trout

    There is a 5% catch rate for Rainbow Trout, based on 2 Rainbow Trout counted.

  17. Blue Marlin

  18. Blue Marlin

    There is a 2.5% catch rate for Blue Marlin, based on 1 Blue Marlin counted.

  19. Brown Trout

  20. Brown Trout

    There is a 2.5% catch rate for Brown Trout, based on 1 Brown Trout counted.

Recommedations above based on 14 species of fish and 40 fish counted for May around Melbourne.

To date, there are 43 species of fish and a total of 610 fish counted for Melbourne and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius.

Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as 1939..

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Latest Melbourne Fishing Reports

  • Freshwater targets for Easter
    3/25/2021 8:45:00 AM - Freshwater fishing is on the cards for many anglers getting away and relaxing over the Easter break. Many of the popular inland destinations are fishing well at present with t

  • Ssquid
    3/25/2021 7:41:00 AM - The Mornington Peninsula has been fishing well for squid for land based anglers over the past week or so. Even with all the strong wind and rain that has been about the fishin

  • KGW still solid
    3/24/2021 9:00:00 AM - The whiting fishing continues to kick on well into Autumn. Both bays are fishing well for KGW with a growing number of year-round whiting aficionados following the fish about

  • Tuna are everywhere
    3/12/2021 1:56:58 AM - The post Tuna are everywhere appeared first on Bagout Fishing Charters.

  • Tuna and Kingfish
    3/11/2021 7:54:00 AM - The bluewater action offshore from both bays rages on and with conductive weather the kingfish and tuna will keep anglers busy right into April. There have been some smaller f

  • Whiting still going great
    3/11/2021 6:45:00 AM - Western Port's run of whiting reports continue in and show no real presence of slowing as we enter Autumn. While the water temperature creeps lower the fish continue to bite a

  • East Gippsland
    3/11/2021 5:52:00 AM - The estuaries around Lakes Entrance have been fishing well for bream and flathead along with King George whiting. Lake Tyers has been fishing well for bream and flathead with

  • Kingfish action going HOT
    2/25/2021 7:36:00 AM - Many anglers would know of the kingfish action that is happening around the state especially locally around Melbourne. The action around the rip has been hard to miss with a h

  • Local tuna
    2/25/2021 7:06:00 AM - With some good weather forecast over the weekend many will be trying their luck offshore for the bluefin tuna. These fish have been holding in good numbers from around Barwon

  • Lake Tyers
    2/24/2021 8:00:00 AM - Lake Tyers has been fishing very well for anglers out chasing multiple species from the boat kayak or bank. While the lake is still closed and high and in need of a decent flu

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Top Melbourne Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Clark's Noel Tacklebar
    Noel Clarks Tackle Bar Serving the locals for over 25 years. Come in and see Bill & Helen for all your fishing tackle and bait needs.

  2. Aussie Angler
    Aussie Angler Fishing Tackle.

  3. The Flyfisher

  4. Northern Camping & Fishing Supplies

  5. Hookem Fishing
    Hookem is a Australian Owned Company that manufacture a whole range of products from gaffs/nets/tagpoles/outriggers etc. Over the past years we have landed ourselves into the terminal range which is expanding every year to cover all styles of fishing

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Top Melbourne Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Bagout Fishing Charters
    Fishing Charters Melbourne

  2. Melbourne Fishing Charters
    DAily Fishing TRips: Snapper FIshing on Port Phillip Bay DAily trip leave at 4am/ 6am and 10:30am

  3. Able Fishing and Charters
    Able Fishing Charters operates the motor vessel ‘Bacardi’ out of Gem Pier, Williamstown, Melbourne.

  4. Reel Adventure Fishing Charters
    Reel Adventure Fishing Charters offers charters in comfort aboard a 40 ft Kruger Cruiser powered by twin V8 catapiliars w/cooking facilities, TV & toilet.

  5. St Kilda Charters
    St Kilda Charters operates from St Kilda Marina and offers some of the best sightseeing and fishing that Port Phillip Bay has to offer.

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Top Melbourne Marinas

  1. Melbourne City Marina
    Also known as Waterfront City Marina.

  2. The Anchorage Marina
    The Anchorage Marina provides everything you need, long term or short term berthing, amazing views and close to everything. Come visit us today!

  3. Melbourne City Marina
    Located right in the centre of the culture capital of Australia, Melbourne City Marina is the largest visitor's berthing facility in Victoria.

  4. St Kilda Marina

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Latest Fishing Spots

Toms Mark
Good Ledge
Eagle Rock SE
Eagle Rock SE
Eagle Rock NE
Eagle Rock NE
Eagle Rock
Eagle Rock
Williamstown Reef


Wedge Spit

Symmonds Channel

Symmonds Channel

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