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.
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Mt Martha Reef
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St Leonards Boat Ramp
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Point Richard Boat Ramp
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There is a 31.69% catch rate for Brown Trout, based on 290 Brown Trout counted.
There is a 27.43% catch rate for Rainbow Trout, based on 251 Rainbow Trout counted.
There is a 14.75% catch rate for Australasian Snapper, based on 135 Australasian Snapper counted.
There is a 8.63% catch rate for Redfin Perch, based on 79 Redfin Perch counted.
There is a 6.99% catch rate for Common Carp, based on 64 Common Carp counted.
There is a 3.39% catch rate for Black Bream, based on 31 Black Bream counted.
There is a 2.3% catch rate for Gummy Shark, based on 21 Gummy Shark counted.
There is a 1.64% catch rate for Scaled Sardine, based on 15 Scaled Sardine counted.
There is a 0.98% catch rate for Whiting, based on 9 Whiting counted.
There is a 0.66% catch rate for Macquarie Perch, based on 6 Macquarie Perch counted.
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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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Killer Calamari still on the go
9/22/2022 6:38:28 AM - More MEGA squid perfect for the local long weekend action! The post Killer Calamari still on the go appeared first on Fishing store Dandenong.
Amazing mega tuna run continues
9/14/2022 8:14:58 AM - The MEGA tuna show no sign of slowing up! Get amongst them while you can! The post Amazing mega tuna run continues appeared first on Fishing store Dandenong.
September snapper success
9/14/2022 7:28:09 AM - While it's early - there are some snapper to be caught in Westernport! The post September snapper success appeared first on Fishing store Dandenong.
Quality calamari on the Port
9/14/2022 7:08:17 AM - Some SERIOUS sized squid are being caught at the moment - in both bays! The post Quality calamari on the Port appeared first on Fishing store Dandenong.
Wild run of MEGA tuna
9/8/2022 9:52:03 AM - MEGA tuna on the bite just offshore from Westernport - right now! The post Wild run of MEGA tuna appeared first on Fishing store Dandenong.
Trout season off to a flyer
9/8/2022 9:09:15 AM - The trout fishing is going nuts at the moment - rain hail or shine! The post Trout season off to a flyer appeared first on Fishing store Dandenong.
Ready Set TROUT!
8/31/2022 10:06:09 AM - Trout season is back on the cards - and what a season it will be! The post Ready Set TROUT! appeared first on Fishing store Dandenong.
Impoundment cod still in the clear
8/31/2022 8:49:35 AM - Lake Eildon continues to provide a solid chance for a GIANT Murray cod! The post Impoundment cod still in the clear appeared first on Fishing store Dandenong.
‘Barrels’ still abound
8/18/2022 11:51:07 AM - Giant bluefin tuna continue to be caught just a stone's throw from Melbourne The post ‘Barrels’ still abound appeared first on Fishing store Dandenong.
Early season reds
8/18/2022 11:07:20 AM - Time to start gearing up for the snapper season ahead! The post Early season reds appeared first on Fishing store Dandenong.
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