My big catch

December 12, 2019 BY

Darren from the Torquay Angling Club with a snapper weighing in at 5.7 kilograms.

Boaters to have say on boat ramp management


The state government is encouraging boaters and facility managers to visit Better Boating Victoria’s new website to have their say on how recreational boating infrastructure is managed in our bays.

Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford said the new website gives the boating community access to the Port Phillip and Western Port Boating Infrastructure Review Discussion Paper.

“We want to make boating across Port Phillip and Western Port bays better for everyone and it’s vital we get feedback from boaters and facility managers to help us improve the way we manage boating infrastructure.

“I encourage boating facility managers and users, as well industry groups, to take part in the consultation and tell us how we can better manage boating infrastructure in our bays.”

The Discussion Paper has been prepared by Deloitte, who were appointed to undertake the review in September this year.

The feedback received from the discussion paper consultation will inform improvements to boating infrastructure management options.

A summary report outlining the findings from the discussion paper consultation and the next steps in the review will be released early next year.

For more information about the Port Phillip and Western Port Boating Infrastructure Review Consultation, head to

I would also like to remind everyone to keep those photos coming in of your big catch. Please forward photos to [email protected] with type of fish, weight, length, location and your name.

Also, if you see or suspect illegal fishing activity any time over summer, please call the 24-hour reporting line 13 FISH (13 3474).


Fishing Reports



A few snapper are being caught offshore

Small flathead are still being caught offshore

Some gummy shark have also been caught

Reports of a few salmon off the beaches

Thanks to the Rusty Anglers Angling Club Anglesea   


Barwon Heads

A few snapper have been caught offshore

A few flathead offshore have also been reported

Some pinkies and trevally have been reported in the river

A few salmon off the beaches being caught

Reports compliments of the Ocean Grove Angling



A few snapper have been reported

Some flathead have also been caught

A few gummy shark have been reported

Some salmon have been reported off the beaches

The usual bream are being caught in Spring Creek

Reports compliments of the Torquay Angling Club



St Leonards is seeing reports of King George whiting, flathead and squid along with a few snapper

Clifton Springs is still reporting snapper, whiting and calamari

Queenscliff producing the odd whiting, trevally and a few flathead and squid

The Creek producing a few trevally and salmon

Swan Bay is still producing calamari and whiting at the entrance of the bay

Point Lonsdale is reporting some salmon, trevally, whiting, snapper and a few squid off the pier

The White Lady reports some whiting, calamari, and the occasional snapper

Indented Head is producing a few flathead, King George whiting and snapper with some calamari and out wide


Club Corner

No reports.

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