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Famous for holidaymakers during summer months and visited by
fishermen year-round, the Bass Strait coastline of Victoria produces a
first rate fishing and of excellent tourist resorts.
The large waterways in Victoria available for anglers at this
favorite resort offers the widest variety of saltwater fishing. On both
sides of the entrance of the ocean beaches provides an excellent surf
fishing for salmon, snapper, tailor, silver trevally, jewfish and bream.
Gippsland Lakes region is a good spot for bream, tailor, luderick,
perch, flathead, garfish and mullet usually found in lakes, estuaries,
rivers and inlets. Prawns is also taken from many locations in the lakes
and estuaries, the area became popular with game fishermen seeking
yellowtail sharks, kingfish and tuna.
This body of water surrounded by forest is closed to the sea that
offers the best fishing in the area. Bream, flathead, luderick, garfish
and salmon are the common catches. Top fishing spots are Toorloo and
This is the most popular of the lakes, where three rivers flow into
it and their estuaries offers flathead, bream, mullet, trevally, whiting
and garfish. The lake also holds jewfish and snapper.
A long, narrow lake situated west of the entrance, holds bountiful
stocks of bream. The main catches include flathead, mullet, whiting,
trevally, garfish and jewfish. Occasionally snapper enters the lake as
well as some huge schools of tailor.
Is the shallowest and largest of the lakes. It is linked to Lake
Victoria by McLennan Strait which is known for its large catches of
bream. Three rivers meets in the lake and these can be a good spot for
bream, mullet and carp.
Ninety Mile Beach
From the Lakes Entrance to Port Albert, this long stretch of beach
draws hundreds of surf fishermen during the summer. Even in the winter,
some fishermen braves the enormous seas which roll in from Bass Strait
to haul abundant catches of salmon, snapper, silver trevally, jewfish,
tailor, whiting and sharks. The most famous regions are Letts Beach,
Golden Beach, Seaspray, Woodside and Paradise Beach. Long Point is a
known spot for snapper just a few kilometres to the east of Paradise
This is prolific with channels, islands, rivers and inlets which are
subject to strong currents. More than 4 kg of large dusky flathead can
be taken at Port Albert and snapper enters the bay in October or
November. The surrounding waters of Port Welshpool take salmon, snapper,
whiting and trevally. Other kinds taken in the area include barracouta,
trevally, snook, mullet and cod.
Is the most southerly point of Australia's mainland with a variety of
fish species. The only settlement is at Tidal River where perch, bream,
mullet and salmon can be taken. There is superb rock fishing at Sealer's
Cove for snook, snapper, barracouta, salmon, gummy shark and trevally.
A southern bay known for the annual fishing competition conducted by
Oakdale Angling Club. The popular yields here include silver trevally,
snapper, gummy shark and jewfish.
Tarwin River estuary holds abundant quantities of bream, perch,
mullet and salmon. King George whiting are mainly found in sand and weed
beds, while deeper in waters attract snapper. Best regions for rock
fishermen are Cape Liptrap and Point Smythe, while Kilcunda, Cape
Patterson and Cemetery Beach draws several surf anglers. Popular catches
are barracouta, salmon, snapper, silver trevally and gummy sharks.
Western Port Bay
This bay is one of Victoria's hot locations for snapper during the
spring spawning run. Tuna also visits the bay but are mostly catched by
professional fishermen. Two large islands, French and Phillip Islands
offer the anglers a numerous variety of fishing locations.
Is a small fishing town on the eastern shore of Western Port Bay
offers perfect fishing in the channel which separates the mainland from
Phillip Island. Jetty is also a popular spot for estuary species, while
barracouta, morwong and salmon are mostly taken in deeper water .
Tooradin, Stony Point, Point Leo
These locations along the northern shore of Western Port Bay,
provides good fishing outcome for whiting, snapper and leatherjacket.
Yellow-eye mullet, salmon and trevally can be taken from the pier
Flinders and Cape Schanck
These two locations at the entrance of Western Port Bay, provide top
rock fishing which sometimes can be dangerous. Yellowtail kingfish and
southern bluefin tuna can be hauled in the deep water off Cape Schanck.
Some other kinds which can be taken from the shore include trevally,
snapper, sweep, shark, snook and barracouta.