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

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

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

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

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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

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

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Melbourne Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 7 - 11 AM on Sunday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Melbourne, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:
  1. Whiting - 31.03% Catch Rate

  2. Australasian Snapper - 18.97% Catch Rate
    Australasian Snapper

  3. Dusky Flathead - 13.79% Catch Rate
    Dusky Flathead

  4. Rainbow Trout - 10.34% Catch Rate
    Rainbow Trout

  5. Brown Trout - 5.17% Catch Rate
    Brown Trout

  6. Pike - 5.17% Catch Rate

  7. Recommedations above based on 84 local reports and 14 species of fish for October in Melbourne.

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Top Melbourne Fishing Charters & Guides

Bagout Fishing Charters
Fishing Charters Melbourne

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

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

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Top Melbourne Bait & Tackle Stores

Aussie Angler
Aussie Angler Fishing Tackle.

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.

The Flyfisher

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Top Melbourne Marinas

Melbourne City Marina
Also known as Waterfront City Marina.

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!

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.

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Latest Fishing Spots

Toms Mark
Good Ledge
Eagle Rock SE
Eagle Rock SE

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Waning Gibbous Moon

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