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For the rod and line fisherman, great opportunities exist to land a decent fish from the shores of Anderson Inlet the most southerly mangrove habitat in Australia which provides an excellent environment for trevally, flathead, pinkie snapper, mullet, salmon, tailor, whiting and gummy shark. The best bait is live bait, so ask the locals where to pump. If you do not have your own boat you can hire one from Inverloch Charters at Mahers Landing 4 kms from town towards Tarwin Lower or book a place of one of their fishing charters.
4km from Inverloch on the Tarwin Road.
Great fun for catching fish or just exploring Anderson Inlet - no boat licence required.
4.1m Polycraft, Lic. for 4 pass. $80 for 2hrs, $30ph thereafter.
4.2m Polycraft, Lic for 4 pass, $120 for 2hrs, $50ph thereafter.
4.5m Polycraft, Lic for 5 pass, $120 for 2hrs, $50ph thereafter.
4.8m Smartwave, Lic for 5 pass, $120 for 2 hrs, $50ph thereafter.
5m Cat, Lic for 5 pass, $120 for 2hrs, $50ph thereafter.
5.7m Mac, Lic for 7 pass, $150 for 2hrs, $60ph thereafter.
8m punt, Lic for 12 pass, $180 for 2hrs, $80ph thereafter.
Kayaks: Singles $20ph, Doubles $40ph.
*All boats require a $100 security deposit, kayaks require $50 security deposit. Life jackets & safety gear provided, rods available for hire and bait may be purchased here. Payment for hire and security bond is by cash only.
**Fuel use will be deducted from your bond at end of your hire.
Skippered Charters available for 12 passengers in Anderson Inlet.
The Oaks and Eagles Nest
During daylight hours, select the hole or gutter you choose to fish and leave markers in the sand dunes so as to identify it at night. Berly will help to attract schools of bait fish andcreate crab activity which in turn will induce bottom feeders.A running sinker rig weighted by a 4 ounce sinker with a 700-1000cm leader with 6/0 suicide hook is ideal. Best baits are bonito fillets
cut into long strips, octopus legs, whole pilchards, US squid and fresh fish fillets.
Information about fishing, what fish you may catch and the best baits to purchase for:-
Phillip Island, San Remo, Newhaven, Rhyll, Cowes and Corinella, Inverloch, Prom Country and Lakes Entrance.
The Tarwin River produces mullet, trevally and tommy rough on the moving tide.
Venus Bay Surf Beach is one of the last remaining pipi colonies in Victoria. Observing the hole and gutter formations on this
25km stretch of beach is crucial to getting the best results from beach fishing.
The winter months produce sensational sport fishing for Australian salmon and with schools of fish up to 3kg. Gummy shark, 7 gill sharks and other varities of bottom feeders come into feed on sand crabs at night.
Inverloch Boat Ramp larger boats are advised to enter from the Esplanade (charges apply).
Mahers Landing provides good access but does require a person to hold the boat whilst parking the car and boat trailer.
Fishermans Jetty Venus Bay boats to 14 foot can comfortably access the inlet 2 hours either side of the tide.
Tarwin River boat ramp is best 4 hours either side of the high tide, but access to the inlet can be limited to 2 hours either side of the high tide.
Every angler can contribute to the welfare of the environment on which the sport depends. Discarded fishing line and empty food and drink containers should be disposed of thoughfully as not to cause littering and to avoid possible injury to people or animals.
The Venus Bay surf beaches are within 10 minutes of the Port Phillip Bay Heads.
Mahers Landing boat ramp is approximately 1 hour later. Fisherman’s Jetty 1hr 30 minutes later.
Tarwin River boat ramp 3 hours later.