Port Phillip Bay

Great garfish goodness

Port Phillip BayGarfish have been going off around the bay, with great numbers of fish to be caught from Brighton to Blairgowrie. The larger gars have been mainly caught down in the tidal waters of the peninsula, but have still popped up amongst the…


Bag a feed of local flatties

Port Phillip BayIf a feed of flathead tails is your thing, then the top end of Port Phillip is a great place to be looking at the moment. While few anglers think of this region of the bay, Hobsons bay through to Altona and Brighton is an excellent…


Light game options

Port Phillip BayOne of the more popular forms of fishing around the Melbourne land based scene lately has been ‘ajing’ – basically chasing of species of mackerel using ultra light lure fishing gear and micro lures and plastics.…


Whiting doing well in WPB

Port Phillip BayWesternport’s whiting fishing has been excellent for those in search of some of these tasty fish. The whole reaches of the port have been fishing well for KGW, but it’s been a ‘pick your battle’ scenario of…


Shore based snapper and salmon

Port Phillip BayWith some pretty average weather on it’s way over the weekend, it’s time to get out the long rods and be in search of some local shore based action. The piers and local beaches and rock platforms will be a hit with…


Southern squid

Port Phillip BayPort Phillip’s southern end has been running hot and cold for squid this week, but last week many anglers reported excellent squid fishing. The region from Mt Martha through to Sorrento has been best, with plenty caught around…


Quality calamari numbers

Port Phillip BayThe squid fishing has been great for anglers spending the time out on both bays in search of them. While both bays have been fishing well for squid, Southern Port Phillip has been more productive for the anglers fishing from…


Great gars!

Port Phillip BayThe garfish action has been great around the Eastern side of the bay over the past week. Many have been fishing from the piers but the small rock groynes and points have also been exceptional. The reports have been coming from…


Rain equals quality trout fishing

Port Phillip BayWith the constant rainfall that has started to fall through much of the state and high country, the trout fishing has started to ramp up. The rain really signals the fish to feed up in preparation for arduous upstream spawning…


Autumn Snapper

Port Phillip BayThere have been some lovely snapper caught over the past week, with both bays producing quality fish to 5kg or so. A growing portion of anglers putting in the effort to target them year round are finding that they can be found and…