The seaside towns dotted along the Bellarine Peninsula are perfect for a spot of fishing. Enjoy picturesque coastal views and some quiet contemplation as you wait for the fish to bite.
Out at sea
Charter a boat in Queenscliff and join a game fishing tour of Port Phillip Bay and the ocean waters of Bass Strait to catch snapper, Australian salmon, Bass Strait flathead, whiting and shark.
Head to the pretty coastal towns of Queenscliff, Portarlington and Point Lonsdale for a relaxed day of pier fishing. Reel in whiting, salmon, squid and even shark at Point Lonsdale. Or set yourself up on Portarlington Pier for your share of snapper, flathead, whiting, and sweeping views of Corio Bay and the Melbourne skyline.
Most people will need a fishing licence even if they are only fishing for a couple of hours off a pier. Find out everything you need to know about recreational fishing from the Victorian Fisheries Authority: