|Anderson Inlet, the most southerly mangrove habitat in Australia provides an excellent environment for trevally, flathead, pinkie snapper, mullet, salmon, tailor, whiting, estuary perch, bream, mulloway, gummy shark and elephant fish. At the mouth of Screw Creek, along Mahers Landing and Doyles Road, there are natural bait grounds of Bass Yabbies and tube worm that can be pumped for recreational fishing.|
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.
|Is not permitted between |
The Oaks and Eagles Nest
|Remember, whether you are freshwater, estuary or saltwater fishing you need a licence.|
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.
|Anglers visiting the area for the first time will need to pay attention to the tides. |
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.
|Night fishing for gummy shark requires extensive preparation. |
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.
|The Rotunda Jetty Carpark Cowes VIC 3922|
* Seal Watching Cruise drift amongst a colony of up to 5000 fur seals at Seal Rocks. * Twilight Bay Cruise * Cape Woolamai Cruise * Winter Whale Watching Cruise * Wilsons Prom Day Cruise. Groups or Function Charters. * Please Check Off Season Hours
| Inverloch VIC 3996|
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, $100 for 2hrs, $40ph thereafter.
4.2m Polycraft, Lic for 4 pass, $120 for 2hrs, $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.
5m Dolphin, Lic for 6 pass, $100 for 2hrs, $40 ph thereafter.
6.5m punt, Lic for 8 pass, $160 for 2hrs, $70ph thereafter.
8m punt, Lic for 12 pass, $200 for 2hrs, $80ph thereafter.
10M PARTY BARGE WITH BBQ & SKIPPER, LIC FOR 25 PASS, 2 HRS $600.
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 in Anderson Inlet for 25 passengers.
|Western Port Ferries French Island Cruise|
|1 Crib Point Road Crib Point VIC 3919|
Cruises Departs from Cowes Jetty
French Island is a 15 minute fast catamaran ride from Cowes across Western Port Bay. Close to Phillip Island and the Mornington Peninsula, yet in many ways worlds apart, it is still a mystery to many who know little, if anything, about this Western Port Island.
|Naturaliste Guided Tours of French Island|
|French Island Vic VIC|
Naturaliste Tours run small, guided tours of French Island, a hidden treasure of natural wilderness, sandy coastlines and abundant wildlife.
Our tours, led by experienced guides, will let you discover the history and natural beauty of this unique island.
|Pier Road Inverloch VIC 3996|
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