Now that the cooler weather has set in, it’s the perfect time to plan a fishing trip with your friends. There are plenty of great locations just a few hours away from Melbourne where you can cast a line and settle in for a day of carefree drinking, socialising, and enjoying the great outdoors. Melbourne On The Move offers a range of charter bus hire services and can cater to groups of any size, so get a group of fishing buddies together and start planning your next adventure. To inspire you, we’ve found 5 of the best fishing spots in and around Melbourne.
One of the most popular fishing spots along the Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay is a great place to go if you want to cast a line of the pier and try your luck at ocean fishing. Depending on the time of year, you can reel in salmon, squid, barracuda, mullet, haddock, and silver trevally.
The Lederberg River
A little over an hour north of Melbourne is the stunning Lederberg River. Nestled in a stunning sandstone and slate gorge, this fishing sanctuary is surrounded by thick bush and is a secret fishing hotspot for trout and blackfish.
Blue Rock Lake
One of the most popular fishing spots in the Gipplsland region, Blue Rock Lake is just 1 hour 40 minutes east of Melbourne and the perfect place to go if you want to enjoy a day of laid back fishing in serene pastoral surrounds. Big brown trout and redfin are abundant in Blue Rock and since 2002, the State Government has made a concerted effort to turn Blue Rock Lake into one of Victoria’s best bass fishing locations by releasing more than 160,000 bass fingerlings into the lake and setting up a tagged bass challenge.
The Wimmera River
If you want to get closer to nature and fish on gumtree lined banks, then the Wimmera River in the Grampians has plenty of choice spots to cast a line. 3 and a half hours northwest of Melbourne, this healthy river system is brimming with native species including golden and silver perch, Murray cod and of course carp. The Wimmera river is also the only place in Victoria where you can catch and keep two freshwater catfish measuring over 30 cm.
Just an hour north east from Melbourne is Lake Eildon in the majestic High Country. A popular sport fishing area, redfin, brown and rainbow trout, golden perch and the iconic Murray cod can all be caught in this area.
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