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Below are local fishing reports from guests. These reports are from areas such as Port Phillip Bay, Western Port, Maribyrnong River, Patterson River, and all the lakes and estuaries around Victoria. If you would like to have a fishing report published then simply email us at and include a description of what you caught, how you caught it, and the rough area it was caught and attach a few photos and we will gladly share this on the reports page.

Sorrento Pier Squid

Sorrento Pier Squid. 10 year old Anthony Falsetta Spina was fishing of Sorrento Pier over the Melbourne cup long weekend when he landed a beautiful massive squid. It was the biggest squid, The biggest he has ever caught! He also landed several other squid but none as big as the […]

Lagoon Pier Snapper Port Melbourne

Lagoon Pier Snapper Port Melbourne Fishing Report. Isaac has been fishing at Lagoon Pier in Port Melbourne, eager to get an early season snapper. After putting in the hours he was eventually rewarded with a beautiful 2.5-kilo snapper. He was fishing 40lb running sinker rig with a single reedys 5/0 […]

Middle Spit Whiting Western Port

Steven Jurcec had a great day out on the water fishing Western port. Anchoring up around Middle Spit in depths between 5 and 6 meters deep. Fishing through the flood tide into dusk the guys had a great session catching many good size whiting using fresh pipis and squid strips […]

Altona Snapper Fishing Report

Altona Snapper Fishing Report. The water temperature is still quite cold but early season Snapper Fishing is in full flight. Glenn Moss was fishing on his hobie kayak anchored up in 6 meters deep when he landed this beautiful 75cm snapper in Altona. It was caught using a paternoster rig […]

Mornington Pier Snapper Fishing

Early season Mornington Pier Snapper Fishing is in full flight. Billy Gunning caught this beautiful 4.2 kilo snapper from Mornington Pier. It was caught using an ezi rig and a full squid head. It’s one of many good snapper we have seen caught land-based this past week in the Mornington […]

Moorabool Reservoir Trout Fishing Report

John Marquez was fishing at Moorabool Reservoir this past weekend and landed a lovely Rainbow trout. The conditions were overcast very cold but this is often the optimal conditions for chasing trout. Rainbows in this area put up a good fight and go crazy when they see the banks often […]

Aire River Fishing Report

Aire River Fishing Report from Alex McCormick. Happy to report that the Aire River is fishing well despite the cold conditions. Both Estuary Perch and Salmon are being found in good numbers throughout the Aire River, predominately along sections surrounding the Aire River West Campground. The weather has been very […]

Lake Eppalock Cod

Lake Eppalock Cod. Lee Brickell from StrictlyOZ Fishing fished the central Vic lure casters Super series 2021 comp out of Lake Eppalock on 21/2/21. This beautiful 70cm cod took out the biggest target species of the day. Catching this beautiful fish on a fluro green Bespoke Hardbody lure casting deep […]

Werribee River Murray Cod

Werribee River Murray Cod. I was taken back by a photo sent to me by local fishing guru Danny Nguyen early December 2020 holding a beautiful Murray cod from the Werribee River. That’s right the Werribee river. I have fished this stretch of river for many years catching countless estuary […]

Port Phillip Bay South Snapper

Keen kayaker Macca Chung decided to arrange a day trip to the southern side of Port Phillip Bay which has had consistent reports of snapper catches recently. Mac used this opportunity to test his new Viking Kayak Pro Fish reload series yak after trading in his hobie. A beach launch […]

Barwon River Carp Fishing

local young gun Jesse Baron has been fishing the Barwon river lately. He has been doing well on redfin and estuary perch using shallow diving and mid diving hard body lures. Recently Jesse decided to have an afternoon targeting some carp after seeing a lot of carp surfacing whilst targeting […]

Wyndham Rockwall Mulloway fishing

On Melbourne Cup day David De Haas was a big winner. Landing a Mulloway over a meter in length and 25 kilos fishing along the Wyndham Harbour Rockwall. David was fishing with bait using a full prawn on 16 lb line, 30 lb leader finished with a running sinker jig. […]