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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.



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. Govenor Ledge
    4/14/2017 3:37:12 PM - Govenor Ledge


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


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


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


  7. RAAF - SPIT FIRE
    4/16/2017 5:46:58 PM -


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


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


  10. Carrum Artificial Reef
    1/2/2021 1:13:04 PM -



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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 50.32% catch rate for Macquarie Perch, based on 11992 Macquarie Perch counted.

    Melbourne Macquarie Perch Counts Chart
    Macquarie

    ENLARGE MELBOURNE MACQUARIE PERCH COUNTS CHART


  3. Golden Perch

  4. Golden Perch

    There is a 26.23% catch rate for Golden Perch, based on 6252 Golden Perch counted.

    Melbourne Golden Perch Counts Chart
    Golden

    ENLARGE MELBOURNE GOLDEN PERCH COUNTS CHART


  5. Silver Bream

  6. Silver Bream

    There is a 16.84% catch rate for Silver Bream, based on 4014 Silver Bream counted.

    Melbourne Silver Bream Counts Chart
    Silver

    ENLARGE MELBOURNE SILVER BREAM COUNTS CHART


  7. Australasian Snapper

  8. Australasian Snapper

    There is a 2.48% catch rate for Australasian Snapper, based on 591 Australasian Snapper counted.

    Melbourne Australasian Snapper Counts Chart
    Australasian

    ENLARGE MELBOURNE AUSTRALASIAN SNAPPER COUNTS CHART


  9. Redfin Perch

  10. Redfin Perch

    There is a 1.38% catch rate for Redfin Perch, based on 328 Redfin Perch counted.

    Melbourne Redfin Perch Counts Chart
    Redfin

    ENLARGE MELBOURNE REDFIN PERCH COUNTS CHART


  11. Common Carp

  12. Common Carp

    There is a 1.16% catch rate for Common Carp, based on 277 Common Carp counted.

    Melbourne Common Carp Counts Chart
    Common

    ENLARGE MELBOURNE COMMON CARP COUNTS CHART


  13. Murray Cod

  14. Murray Cod

    There is a 0.64% catch rate for Murray Cod, based on 153 Murray Cod counted.

    Melbourne Murray Cod Counts Chart
    Murray

    ENLARGE MELBOURNE MURRAY COD COUNTS CHART


  15. Brown Trout

  16. Brown Trout

    There is a 0.5% catch rate for Brown Trout, based on 120 Brown Trout counted.

    Melbourne Brown Trout Counts Chart
    Brown

    ENLARGE MELBOURNE BROWN TROUT COUNTS CHART


  17. Black Bream

  18. Black Bream

    There is a 0.09% catch rate for Black Bream, based on 21 Black Bream counted.

    Melbourne Black Bream Counts Chart
    Black

    ENLARGE MELBOURNE BLACK BREAM COUNTS CHART


  19. Gummy Shark

  20. Gummy Shark

    There is a 0.08% catch rate for Gummy Shark, based on 20 Gummy Shark counted.

    Melbourne Gummy Shark Counts Chart
    Gummy

    ENLARGE MELBOURNE GUMMY SHARK COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 27 species of fish and 23832 fish counted for February around Melbourne.

To date, there are 66 species of fish and a total of 182453 fish counted for Melbourne and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 2/17/1842 (181 years).

Last Update: 2/1/2023 1:30:42 AM

*** 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.

View full Melbourne Fishing Forecast to see all species and best lures and colors to use.

Latest Melbourne Fishing Reports

  • Trying for tuna
    1/26/2023 3:20:30 PM - Acres of hard fighting tuna are just offshore and ready to catch! The post Trying for tuna appeared first on Fishing store Dandenong.


  • Kingfish going crazy
    1/26/2023 8:13:55 AM - Mega kingfish have been on the chew both offshore and inside the bays - with some giants around! The post Kingfish going crazy appeared first on Fishing store Dandenong.


  • Tasty garfish about
    1/25/2023 8:16:48 AM - Super tasty garfish are about - with plenty of fish around to get a nice feed together! The post Tasty garfish about appeared first on Fishing store Dandenong.


  • Wonderful Whiting
    1/12/2023 8:31:04 AM - Plenty of tasty KGW are fishing great around Western Port at present! The post Wonderful Whiting appeared first on Fishing store Dandenong.


  • Trout action
    12/8/2022 9:42:08 AM - The trout action has been great recently whether you're into lure or bait fishing! The post Trout action appeared first on Fishing store Dandenong.


  • Port Phillip snapper going strong
    12/7/2022 6:29:46 AM - There's some great snapper fishing out in the bay at present! The post Port Phillip snapper going strong appeared first on Fishing store Dandenong.


  • WPB Whiting going well
    11/17/2022 7:39:41 AM - Plenty of whiting action out in Western Port at present! The post WPB Whiting going well appeared first on Fishing store Dandenong.


  • Shore based Snapper success
    11/17/2022 6:58:52 AM - Plenty of snapper to be caught from the shores of the bay at present! The post Shore based Snapper success appeared first on Fishing store Dandenong.


  • Fishing Report November 2022
    11/13/2022 11:45:23 PM - The post Fishing Report November 2022 appeared first on Gone Fishin.


  • PPB Snapper just starting to go
    10/20/2022 9:58:38 AM - Port Phillip's run of snapper is almost ready to go! Get ready! The post PPB Snapper just starting to go appeared first on Fishing store Dandenong.


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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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