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Freshwater

Fishing

Freshwater streams, lakes and reservoirs provide good catches from the shore or boat. The most commonly caught species are trout, redfin, golden perch and Australia's largest freshwater fish: the Murray cod.

Rivers

Cast a line on the mighty Murray for the eponymous cod. In Gippsland, the Tarwin River is brimming with bream, and the Aron River is home to trout and redfin. Bait your best on the Wimmera River at competition time, and head the High Country's Goulburn River for an almost guaranteed trout catch.

In the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, the meeting point of the Steavenson, Archer and Little Archer rivers is popular with locals (and fish). Even closer to Melbourne, the Werribee and Lerderderg Rivers are ideal for reeling in trout, redfin and blackfish.

Lakes

Angle for a top lakeside spot at popular Murray region lakes, Lake Hume and Lake Mulwala, home of the Cod Opening Classic, one of Australia's most popular fishing competition. In Gippsland, Blue Rock Lake is famous for its fly-fishing.

Victoria's High Country is home to lush Lake Eildon, a fishing haven frequently used for fresh-water fishing sports events. In the Grampians, local favourites include Lake Toolondo, Taylors and Lake Bellfield.

Try your hand at trout fishing in the Goldfields, home to more than 1000 public and private trout lakes, and popular Lake Wendouree, Lake Eppalock and Cairn Curran Reservoir. 

In Daylesford and Macedon Ranges cast a line at Hepburn Lagoon and the Newlyn, Malmsbury, Lauriston and Coliban reservoirs.

Farms

If your patience sinks, these farms will guarantee a catch (and will even cook it to your liking): Tuki Trout Farm near Daylesford, Harrietville's Mountain Fresh Trout and Salmon Farm, Rhyll's Trout and Bush Tucker Farm on Phillip Island, and the Buxton Trout and Salmon Farm.

Saltwater

Fishing

Victoria's bays and beaches and offshore fishing grounds offer opportunities to hook into everything from snapper, King George whiting, flathead and kingfish to salmon, squid, tuna and shark – if you're game.

Pier fishing

Sit on the dock of the bay(s), and drop a line from a jetty or pier. On the Great Ocean Road, while away some time at Lorne and Apollo Bay.  On the Bellarine Peninsula have a right royal time at Queenscliff, and in Gippsland set yourself up at Lakes Entrance. In Phillip Island, compete with pelicans at piers at Cowes, Newhaven, Rhyll and San Remo.

Surf fishing

Get right down to Gippsland for excellent surf fishing, from the renowned Pearl Point Cape at Cape Conran Coastal Park to Loch Sport Beach, Inverloch and the wild waters at Corinella.

On the Great Ocean Road try your hand at surf fishing around Portland and nearby Narrawong Beach, or take a game-fishing charter if that's more to your tuna.

Snapper-up the best catch on the Mornington Peninsula on a Port Phillip Bay fishing charter during the Crimson Tide, the annual snapper migration. Other bay beauties include whiting, gummy shark, school shark, quid, salmon, garfish, rock cod, flathead and elephant fish.

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Cruise & boat tours

Shark Trip Fishing Charters Melbourne

Pro Red Fishing Charters Melbourne

Catch Gummy Sharks, School Sharks, Big Seven Gill Sharks and many other species on this tour. Six hour trips at the special price of $125 per person...

From $125 - $180

Tours

Guided Fly Fishing for Brown and Rainbow Trout

River Escapes

River Escapes has the local knowledge and know-how to help you experience and fully appreciate the fantastic trout fishing the region has to offer....

From $65 - $600

Tours

Drift Boat/ Raft Fishing for Murray Cod and Australian Natives

River Escapes

North East Victoria has some of Australia's best native fisheries, especially for the iconic Murray cod. Join River Escapes in their vessels and open...

From $350 - $650

Tours

Drift Boat/ Raft Fishing for Trout

River Escapes

The region is blessed with beautiful rivers and stunning high country lakes and there is no better way to fully explore them than from River Escapes...

From $350 - $650

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Fishing Charters

Bay Fish N Trips

Bay Fish N Trips skippers and crew have many years experience with fishing charter work. They love to share their expert advice and knowledge of Port...

From $55 - $1,625

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Snapper Fishing Charter Melbourne

Pro Red Fishing Charters Melbourne

Pro Red Fishing Charters is the number one snapper specialist with Skipper Jayson Turner having 40 years experience to catch you that fish of a...

From $125 - $150

Cruise & boat tours

Kingfish Fishing Charter Trips Melbourne

Pro Red Fishing Charters Melbourne

Challenge Melbourne's great fighting and great eating Yellowtail Kingfish to over 12 kilograms on this tour. You will initially spend some time...

From $220 - $250

Tours

Evening Rise Fishing

River Escapes

River Escapes offers evening rise tours either for stream side fishing or fishing from the raft/drift boat. It is perfect for those on a tight...

From $195 - $300

Tours

Fly Fishing for Beginners

River Escapes

If you have ever wanted to learn to fly fish, River Escapes can provide a fly fishing tuition tailored to your specific requirements. Fly Fishing for...

From $65 - $600

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