Fishing Spots, Reports, and Regulations in Port Phillip Bay

4.9

Victoria, Australia

Place public
Water Salt
Depth 33 m

If you're planning to go fishing at Port Phillip Bay, it's essential to be aware of the local fishing regulations in the Victoria area. These regulations are in place to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable fishing experience. Before you cast your line, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the rules and boundaries governing fishing in this area, as well as the specific regulations applicable to Port Phillip Bay.

You can find detailed information about the fishing regulations and legal requirements by consulting local authorities and resources in Victoria, Australia. This knowledge will help ensure a responsible and enjoyable fishing trip at Port Phillip Bay.

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Port Phillip Bay Fishing Map

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Fish Species to Catch in the Port Phillip Bay, Australia

While you're at it, don't forget to check the fishing regulations at Port Phillip Bay to understand the specifics of catching each fish in Victoria.

There are countless Port Phillip Bay fish species to lure and explore on your next fishing trip. Every fish has its own set of rules and requirements that you must follow. Each fish species is subject to unique regulations, including fishing seasons, size limits, possession limits, and more.

Explore the fishing regulations for Australasian snapper, Dusky flathead, Japanese meagre, Australian salmon, Silver trevally, Sand flathead, Southern calamari and others, as of February 21, 2024, to ensure you are in compliance with the latest rules. To view regulations for a different fish species, please select your preferred species from the list.

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Australasian snapper

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Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

10

Trophy limits

>40 (3 fish)

Min size

28 cm

Measurement

Total length

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Dusky flathead

#Popular
Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

5

Max size

55 cm

Min size

30 cm

Measurement

Total length

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Japanese meagre

Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

5

Min size

60 cm

Measurement

Total length

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Australian salmon

Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

20

Min size

21 cm

Measurement

Total length

Above are just a few of the species found in Port Phillip Bay. However, for complete information about the rules for fishing in Port Phillip Bay you can use the Fishbox app. Fishbox is your trusted assistant, providing detailed regulations for 9 species of fish in Port Phillip Bay.

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Fishing Spots Near the Port Phillip Bay

Must visit the following nearest Port Phillip Bay fishing spots on your next fishing trip to extend the fun.

4.2

Victoria, Australia

8 hot spots

5.0

Victoria, Australia

10 hot spots

4.8

Victoria, Australia

7 hot spots

4.5

Victoria, Australia

5 hot spots

4.5

Victoria, Australia

7 hot spots

4.7

Victoria, Australia

9 hot spots

4.5

Victoria, Australia

4 hot spots

4.1

Victoria, Australia

6 hot spots

4.8

Victoria, Australia

9 hot spots

4.1

Victoria, Australia

5 hot spots

Tips and Tricks for Fishing on Port Phillip Bay

  • The peak for snappers is between October to February. The boat ramps are crowded with anglers during this time. Fishing from boats, kayaks, jet skis is available at any time of the year.
  • Gummy sharks and salmon can be easily caught in the colder months. Flatheads are active at any time of the year.
  • Soft grubs and minnows plastics are good lures for flatheads and snappers. Pilchards, silver whiting, squid, garfish, bonito, raw chicken, mullet, pippis and prawns are the best live baits for fishing in the Port Phillip Bay.

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