Welcome to the Mullet Fishing Guide Victoria. Mullet is a bread and butter species which you can catch in big numbers in saltwater, freshwater and estuaries across Victoria. They are fun to catch on light spinning gear and can be caught in big numbers. There are great fish species to introduce beginners and children into fishing.

With a scientific name of Mugilidae. There is no minimum legal size limit, with a daily bag limit of 40. If bled properly Mullet can be decent eating, they do however also make good baits for other saltwater species

Bait to catch mullet

When targeting mullet we suggest using the following baits

  • bread
  • dough
  • maggots
  • pilchard
  • prawn
  • sandworm
  • squid
  • chicken
  • mussels

Remember that Mullet have small mouths so remember to cut these baits up into small pieces.

Lures to catch mullet

Mullet will happily take small minnow imitation soft plastics, small grub style soft plastics anything that imitates a natural bait. They also like worm imitations. Mullet also respond really well to scent so don’t be afraid to apply some s-factor, procure or other scents. Some of our recommended soft plastics to use include.

Here are some helpful tips on catching Mullet with soft plastics.

How to catch Mullet

Mullet respond really well to berley. So berley the isolated are you are fishing with your own mix of bread, tuna oil and chook pellets or you can buy premade berley pellets and power from your local tackle store. Mullet have small mouths so remember to use small hooks, small pieces of bait. When lure fishing use scents such as S-Factor or Procure. We find that this stuff makes them go a little crazy and in an aggressive mood. Also, remember to use small lures with a slow constant retrieve. 

Mullet fishing requires light gear and finesse. We recommend a 1-3 or 2-4 kilo graphite spin rod around 7 foot in length. Coupled with a 1000 or 2000 size reel spooled with 4 pound line and roughly a rod length of 4-6 pound fluorocarbon leader. When bait fishing uses a 2-4 kilo rod that’s around 7 foot in length. Coupled with a 2000 or 2500 size reel either a float or small running sinker to a swivel and very fine leader.

Mullet can be caught all year round during most parts of the day

locations to catch Mullet

Whiting can be caught throughout Port Phillip Bay and Western Port. Some known hotspots include

  • Port Phillip Bay
  • Western port
  • Maribyrnong River
  • Corio Bay
  • Beaumaris Pier
  • Altona Pier
  • Patterson River
  • Docklands
  • Lake Tyers
  • Yarra River
  • Lorne
  • Frankston Pier
  • Mornington Pier
  • Barwon Heads
  • Moridalloc Creek
  • Kerferd road pier
  • Mitchell River
  • Sanctuary Lakes
  • Hastings Pier
  • Queenscliff Pier
  • Avalon
  • Williamstown
  • Sandringham Breakwall
  • Geelong Grammar lagoon
  • Cunningham Pier
  • Hopkins River
  • St Helens
  • Anderson inlet
  • St Leonards
  • Portarlington Jetty

You can obtain a free Victorian recreational fishing guide from the Victorian Fisheries Authorities weblink

Additions or Corrections for this fish species

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