Lets go fishing card - King George whiting

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Top tips

Summer and Autumn are the best times of the year. Plan your trip so that you fish around high tide and during the first two hours of the run-out tide.

A good technique is to wind in very slowly and drag the bait along the bottom. If using squid for bait use small thin strips and tenderise it by hitting it with a blunt object.

Fish by the rules

fishing_family Illustration

It's important to know the rules that apply to fishing. These include bag limits and minimum size limits for different types of fish. A bag limit is how many fish you are allowed to keep in one day. A minimum size limit is how big a fish needs to be in order for you to keep it. There are also closed seasons for some types of fish.

What are they?

whiting illustration

King George whiting are found in estuaries and inshore coastal waters throughout Victoria. They have a long slender body and are coloured silver and brown with small black spots. The mouth is quite small and they are slimy to touch.

Getting geared up

light spinning rod 3 kg line
light spinning rod 3kg line
long_shank_hook swivels
long shank hooks Swivels
sinkers plastic attractor beads
sinkers plastic attractor beads

Great baits

pipis yabbies
pipis bass yabbies
squid mussle
squid mussels

Select a spot

King George whiting can be found in coastal waters and estuaries throughout Victoria.

Hot spots


Western Port

Port Phillip Bay

Anderson Inlet

Corner Inlet

Shallow Inlet

Port Albert