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Fishing & Boat Hire

Discover the best fishing spots in our region.

You are in good hands with our local fishing operators - having fished these waters for decades, with the right equipment and their local knowledge find all the best local spots to catch your dream fish.

Join us for Snapper season from October to May - on Western Port or Port Phillip you are bound to catch something delicious. In both Port Phillip and Western Port, the Australian Salmon flourish from March to September, King George Whiting thrive from November to April, and Squid can be found primarily from April to October. In Port Phillip the Bream burgeon from June to November, while in Western Port there are Flathead aplenty October to March, Gummy Shark are at their best March to October while Silver Trevally increase October to May, Yellow Eyed Mullet flourishing March to September.

Fish off a pier, off the rocks, from the beach or take a boat ride to deeper waters. Whether novice or experienced there is a fishing experience for you. There is no need to bring your own equipment - unless you want to. A fishing licence is essential for adults, but they are available locally or online. Hire your own boat from friendly, experienced teams and get out on Melbourne’s Port Phillip and Western Port Bays, no boat licence required. Shire managed boat ramps are free to use and park, although please note parking fees apply at Sorrento Ferry car park. Remember to keep your fishing trip a safe and pleasant one by protecting yourself from the sun, being conscious of water safety and always informing someone of your trip before you go.

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