Great fishing spots on the Surf Coast

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Fishing is an ancient practice dating back more than 40,000 years when people fished for survival. Today there are an estimated 38 million commercial fisheries and fish farms around the world and this number is growing every day.*

Around the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road is an angler’s paradise. Whether you enjoy netting, boat fishing, beach fishing, fly fishing, rock fishing or river fishing, there are many popular fishing spots, so we thought we would share some of our favourites with you.



Fisherman’s Beach – Is home to one of only three Boat Launching Ramps on the Surf Coast. There are plenty of species to be caught from the beach at Fisherman’s Beach, or from your boat just out from the Angling Clubrooms such as flathead, snapper, whiting, gummy sharks and salmon.

Spring Creek – A great bream fishing spot, with salmon and mullet also caught. On the ocean side near the bridge is a popular spot.

Jan Juc Front Beach – The best fishing is between the Life Saving Club and the Bluff including gummy shark. Fishing where rip holes are more consistent, will be more successful.



Point Roadnight – A boat ramp is available for boat launching. Surf fishing produces snapper, salmon and gummy sharks. There are also great yabby beds between the boat ramp and headland.

Anglesea River: Bream are a popular catch, with the better fishing upstream. Great platforms and piers available to take the kids along too.


Has a wide range of fishing spots, depending on what you are keen to catch. Bream are found in the Bambra Road Area, Salmon at Fairhaven Beach and Mogg’s Creek; and if you’re keen on catching mullet, head to the Grassy Creek Mouth.



The beaches, rocks and especially the pier at Lorne are popular fishing spots. Catches include salmon, flathead and snapper. During this time of the year, garfish are also a keen catch from Erskine River. Lorne is also home to a great Boat Launch Ramp.

The Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road has a wide range of great fishing spots for the professional angler or beginner. Please remember a fishing licence is required and available from

At Store and More in Torquay and Ocean Grove, we have an excellent range of secure boat storage for both long term and short term storage, all with 24 hour security monitoring.
So let us help you to get back out on the water!

*Wikipedia 2016

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