Mullet local fish species facts and Limits. Mullet are a bread and butter species which you can catch in big numbers in estuaries across Victoria. By using some basic techniques are berleying and small tackle these can be great fun to target. There are great fish species to introduce beginners and children into fishing.

Scientific name:


Size & limits:

No minimum legal size limit, with a daily bag limit of 40

Bait Recommendations:

Bread, Maggots, small strips of pilchard

Lure Recommendations:

small minnow looking soft plastics, and small grub style soft plastics. I have caught many using Z-man slim SwimZ which imitate a natural bait

Eating Rating:

if there bled properly can be decent eating


If possible berley the area hard with bread and oil. Then use small hooks, small pieces of bait or small lures with a slow constant retrieve.

Rod/Rig setup:

Fish light it’s just so much more fun. Therefore your best option is an ultra light fishing combo. 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 6 pound fluorocarbon leader.
When bait fishing use a 2-4 kilo rod that’s around 7 foot in length. Coupled with a 2500 size reel either a float or small running sinker to a swivel and very fine leader.

Best times:

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