Fishing

Ocean, beach, estuary, river and lake, all within your reach with backdrops that will take your breath away.

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Visit Great Ocean Road

Let’s fish this weekend. Great call!

Whether you’re dropping a line from the peaceful river boardwalks, casting from ocean breakwaters, surf fishing from the shores...

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No 31: Nelson

The charming fishing village that’s the last stop on the Great Ocean...

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No 30: Fishing in Portland

Reel in a 100kg Bluefin Tuna, gummy shark and quality game fish straight from the Continental...

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Apollo Bay

Fishing in Apollo Bay

Popular for many outdoor activities, Apollo Bay fishing is great for families and more experienced...

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Warrnambool

Fishing in Warrnambool

Ahhh the tall tales that are shared after a fishing expedition from the ones that got away, to the reason that the ones that...

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Aireys Inlet

Explore fishing in Aireys Inlet

You’ll find everything in Aireys Inlet… a stunning lighthouse, walking tracks, pristine beaches.. and some of the best...

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View of the jetty leading into Lake Elingamite
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Lake Elingamite

The crater rim above the lake offers great views and a strong impression of the volcanic nature of the...

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Couple sitting on Lake Colac pier
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Lake Colac

With a surface area of 2,778 hectares and a circumference of 33 kilometres, Lake Colac is the largest natural freshwater lake in...

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Port Fairy

Fishing in Port Fairy

The saltwater angler is well catered for in Port Fairy with river fishing (Moyne), surf fishing (East beach) and boating (Port...

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Couple feeding ducks at Cobden Lake
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Cobden Lake

Cobden Lake is fed by Cobden Creek and has a paved walk and viewing platforms around it’s circumference. Visitors can enjoy...

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Portland

Fishing in Portland

If you’re after a spot of fishing, Portland is literally an angler’s paradise. Choose from boat fishing or beach...

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12 Apostles

Newfield Bay Access & Fishing

The broad double sweep of Newfield Bay extends east from the mouth of the Curdies River some 1.7 km to where it terminates once...

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Otways

Maits Rest

Maits Rest is a relatively short, circuit walk virtually beside the Great Ocean Road about 15 minutes west of Apollo Bay....

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Lorne

Fishing in Lorne

The warm touch of sun is calling as the bay comes to life with excitable shrieks of a brilliant catch. Featuring one of the best...

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Girl sitting on the river bank
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Fishing Local Rivers

From the volcanic plains and Otway Ranges to the coast our rivers and streams traverse a landscape of lakes, conical peaks,...

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Boat Fishing on Lake Bullen Merri with a rainbow centered on the boat
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Lake Bullen Merri - South Beach

Find your own space on this crystal clear volcanic lake on the southern outskirts of...

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Female on a bicycle at the beginnin of the Timboon to Camperdown Rail Trail
12 Apostles

Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail

The completed 34km Camperdown to Timboon trail is a wonderful family adventure, dotted with statuesque trestle bridges and...

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Fisherman at surf beach
Torquay

Fishing in Torquay

With a beach called Fishermans, you would expect some good fishing around here… and you’re not...

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Panoramic view of Deep Lake
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Deep Lake Recreation Reserve

Deep Lake is just 4.5km from the beautiful township of Derrinallum in South West Victoria and is located just off the Hamilton...

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Anglesea

Fishing in Anglesea

Have a go at reeling in one that didn’t get...

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Person sitting at the end of the jetty at Lake Tooliorook
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Lake Tooliorook

Picturesque sand bottomed Lake Tooliorook is located 5km from Lismore. The lake offers good fishing and boating amenity and...

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool Fishing Guide

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Panoramic view of lake Purrumbete
Volcanic Lakes & Plains

Lake Purrumbete

Lake Purrumbete is an attractive volcanic lake that fishes well for trout and chinook salmon. With an average depth of 45m and a...

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Apollo Bay

Q&A With Nick Polgeest - Apollo Bay Fishermens Co-op

Nick Polgeest, affectionately known around the traps as ‘Nicko’, is a local personality in Apollo...

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Are you the “planner” of the road trip? or are you that friend who just rocks up and goes along for the adventure? 🚗 🧳 ☀️ 

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Whether you're a history buff, foodie, nature lover or adventurer get ready for a great time in Portland. 
Oh and don’t forget to pack the 🎣 

#iamportland #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #visitgreatoceanroad #fishing #stayclosegofurther #greatopia
Explore the charming coastal town of Port Fairy its historic architecture, stunning beaches, and vibrant arts scene make this Victorian fishing village one of the most picturesque spots in Australia.

Stunning reel by @thecommonwanderer for @visitmelbourne 👏

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It’s not too late to book a summer getaway. Here’s 5 things to do in Apollo Bay & the Otways. 

1. Go boogie boarding at the beach 🏖 
2. Discover the Californian Redwood forest 🌳 
3. Hike to Hopetoun Falls 🥾 
4. Take a dusk tour @wildlifewondersaus 🐨 
5. Find fairies 🧚‍♂️ @otwayflyvictoria
This is Lake Elizabeth a 15 minute drive from Forrest. The enormous, ghostly tree trunks emerging from the still water gives the lake a prehistoric feel – it’s like the land before time.

@visit_apollobay #iamotways #forrest #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne #greatopia #stayclosegofurther #greatoceanroad
Voted the 4th best beach in 
A U S T R A L I A !! 
 by @bestaustralianbeaches Apollo Bay beach is a 3km long eastern facing beach, that provides safe, patrolled (during peak periods) waters for walking, swimming, surfing, fishing, boating, sand castle building and beach cricket. 🏖 

Awesome pic by our pirate friends @safari.global 🙌

@visit_apollobay @australia @visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #greatoceanroad #apollobaygreatopia #visitgreatoceanroad #australia #stayclosegofurther
Ever been to Cape Bridgewater? 

Only 20 minutes from Portland, Cape Bridgewater is picturesque, secluded and a must see on your next adventure. 

@caitmiersphotography #greatoceanroad #visitvictoria #visitmelbourne @australia #iamportland #victoria #greatopia
Take the weekend to explore Great Ocean Roads breweries and distilleries. #GreatCall 

For more great breweries and distilleries check out our website ✌️
@noodledoof @apollobaydistillery @gorbrewhouse @greatoceanroadgin @castertondistillingco

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