Bust out the rod and reel and try your luck in the flowing rivers, estuaries, beaches and winding waterways of Gippsland, one of Victoria's finest fishing regions. Discover a huge variety of fish on offer, from trout, snapper, kingfish and bream to bass, Australian salmon and good old flathead. There's plenty to suit the pro angler right through to the skittish beginner, as well as boat tours and family fishing trips.
Where to fish
Home to fantastic surf and inlet fishing the region boasts some of the best Australian salmon and snapper fisheries in the state. Cast a line at Kilcunda, Corner Inlet, Waratah Bay, Venus Bay and Ninety Mile Beach.
Visit this mecca for recreational fishing enthusiasts. Chase black bream and flathead in and around the Gippsland Lakes or venture offshore in search of bigger varieties. Head further east to Mallacoota and the waterways around Croajingolong National Park or travel north along the Great Alpine Road for a spot of freshwater river fishing.
Hook a gummy shark along the famous Ninety Mile beach or hit the waters of historic Port Albert to catch flathead or salmon. Further inland the lakes and rivers around the Latrobe Valley host a variety of fish including rainbow trout and redfin.
Discover a fly fisherman’s paradise, just 90 minutes from Melbourne. The rivers and streams around Baw Baw National Park host a variety of freshwater species including rainbow and brown trout, freshwater yabbies, river blackfish and eel.
For information on recreational fishing licences, catch limits and regulations, please head to www.dpi.vic.gov.au/fisheries/recreational-fishing