Fishing locations Andersons inlet is a popular swimming, kayaking, boating and fishing destination. Roughly 2 hours drive from Melbourne located within the South Gippsland next to the township of Inverloch. It offers scenic views and nice walking and cycling trails. The inlet is a flat muddy shallow system full of mangroves. It is full of fish and provides great all year round fishing location that offers a wide range of fish species to target. There are a couple of boat launching areas one located in Inverloch and the other at Mahers landing.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

Salmon, trevally, estuary perch, bream, flathead, pinkie snapper, whiting, tailor, mulloway, elephant fish and gummy sharks.

BEST BAITS, LURES & TECHNIQUES

If fishing with bait then great options include pilchard, chicken, bass yabbies and tube worms. Soft plastics and shallow diving hard body lures also work a treat.

ROD SETUP

If your fishing with lures then we would highly recommend a light spinning outfit. A 2-4 kilo graphite spin rod coupled with a 2000 or 2500 size reel is perfect. Then spool the reel with a quality 8 pound braid and 1 rod length of 8 pound fluoro carbon leader. It means should you happen to get a strike from a mulloway then you have your work cut out for you, but this is the perfect setup for most of the species that you’ll be catching.

MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES

Winter is a great time to fish this area with big schools of salmon moving into the entrance. Trolling metal spoons or hard body lures on a boat or kayak is a great way to locate the schools. Winter is also a good time for fishing as the inlet isn’t cram packed full of people on holidays.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

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KNOWN HAZARDS

You must keep a close eye on tidal movements. This is a very shallow system and you need to ensure you plan ahead and don’t get stranded in certain areas during low tide times. 

PARKING

Ample parking towards the beach entrance