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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.



Melbourne Fishing Forecast

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. Macquarie Perch

  2. Macquarie Perch

    There is a 51.19% catch rate for Macquarie Perch, based on 11907 Macquarie Perch counted.

    Melbourne Macquarie Perch Counts Chart
    Macquarie

    ENLARGE MELBOURNE MACQUARIE PERCH COUNTS CHART


  3. Silver Bream

  4. Silver Bream

    There is a 17.26% catch rate for Silver Bream, based on 4014 Silver Bream counted.

    Melbourne Silver Bream Counts Chart
    Silver

    ENLARGE MELBOURNE SILVER BREAM COUNTS CHART


  5. Golden Perch

  6. Golden Perch

    There is a 16.13% catch rate for Golden Perch, based on 3753 Golden Perch counted.

    Melbourne Golden Perch Counts Chart
    Golden

    ENLARGE MELBOURNE GOLDEN PERCH COUNTS CHART


  7. Roach

  8. Roach

    There is a 6.63% catch rate for Roach, based on 1543 Roach counted.

    Melbourne Roach Counts Chart
    Roach

    ENLARGE MELBOURNE ROACH COUNTS CHART


  9. Australasian Snapper

  10. Australasian Snapper

    There is a 5.03% catch rate for Australasian Snapper, based on 1169 Australasian Snapper counted.

    Melbourne Australasian Snapper Counts Chart
    Australasian

    ENLARGE MELBOURNE AUSTRALASIAN SNAPPER COUNTS CHART


  11. Common Carp

  12. Common Carp

    There is a 1.19% catch rate for Common Carp, based on 276 Common Carp counted.

    Melbourne Common Carp Counts Chart
    Common

    ENLARGE MELBOURNE COMMON CARP COUNTS CHART


  13. Redfin Perch

  14. Redfin Perch

    There is a 0.91% catch rate for Redfin Perch, based on 211 Redfin Perch counted.

    Melbourne Redfin Perch Counts Chart
    Redfin

    ENLARGE MELBOURNE REDFIN PERCH COUNTS CHART


  15. Murray Cod

  16. Murray Cod

    There is a 0.66% catch rate for Murray Cod, based on 153 Murray Cod counted.

    Melbourne Murray Cod Counts Chart
    Murray

    ENLARGE MELBOURNE MURRAY COD COUNTS CHART


  17. Brown Trout

  18. Brown Trout

    There is a 0.23% catch rate for Brown Trout, based on 53 Brown Trout counted.

    Melbourne Brown Trout Counts Chart
    Brown

    ENLARGE MELBOURNE BROWN TROUT COUNTS CHART


  19. Black Bream

  20. Black Bream

    There is a 0.12% catch rate for Black Bream, based on 29 Black Bream counted.

    Melbourne Black Bream Counts Chart
    Black

    ENLARGE MELBOURNE BLACK BREAM COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 37 species of fish and 23261 fish counted for February around Melbourne.

To date, there are 80 species of fish and a total of 200937 fish counted for Melbourne and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 2/12/1771 (253 years).

Last Update: 2/23/2024 5:12:45 PM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
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 the year 1600.

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Top Melbourne Fishing Spots

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Melbourne are the following:

  1. Mt Martha Reef
    Mt Martha Reef is primarily composed of rock, kelp, and seaweed with some sand. Towards the end of the season, Mt. Martha becomes particularly active. The period betwee


  2. Altona Reef
    Altona Reef


  3. SEAFORD PIER
    SEAFORD PIER


  4. Carrum Artificial Reef
    The Carrum Artificial Reef, constructed in 1965, was the first documented artificial reef in Australia. The original reef spanned four hectares and consisted of 350 concrete


  5. Govenor Ledge
    Govenor Ledge


  6. St Leonards Boat Ramp
    St Leonards Boat Ramp


  7. RAAF - SPIT FIRE


  8. Point Richard Boat Ramp
    Point Richard Boat Ramp


  9. St Leonards Deep Grounds


  10. MORRISONS FAULT LINE
    MORRISONS FAULT LINE


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Latest Melbourne Fishing Reports

  • Westernport
    Plenty of bread and butter options in the port at present. The whiting fishing has been solid but many anglers have been reporting of loads of fish smaller school fish up alo


  • Gippsland
    Plenty happening in Gippsland at the moment - whether you're fishing out around Mallacoota and the eastern estuaries for bream etc and big flathead and whiting back around La


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  • Offshore action APLENTY
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  • Westernport
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  • South Coast marlin
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  • Local tuna
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  • Local Offshore
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  • Port Phillip
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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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