The East Gippsland region provides some of the most incredible and diverse fishing opportunities for fishers from a wide range of fishing styles. A vast area, set mostly in a rural farming and beautiful mountainous eucalypt forested landscape, fishers are spoilt for choices. From estuary and beach fishing for bread-and-butter species, trophy dusky flathead, productive and easy offshore demersal fishing through to one of the fastest developing offshore game fishing locations anywhere, East Gippsland offers world class fishing.
The 90 Mile Beach is perhaps Victoria’s best kept secret, this vast stretch of seeming untouched beaches on the fringe of off-the-beaten-track coastal towns and popular holiday locations can provide for adventure and solitude depending upon your tastes. The beaches offer great fishing when the conditions are suited for the mainstay salmon, however they have a great reputation for trophy snapper and large sharks. You can choose from locations that have good access to town-based facilities or explore the more remote reaches where camping is the only option.
For boat-based fishers, the major East Gippsland ports provide the gateway for those prepared to tackle eastern Bass Strait. Offshore is a fishers playground and a great place to harvest some of Victoria’s abundant and finest seafood. From the shoreline out to 50 meters deep or so provides for many reefs and productive grounds from snapper, sharks, kingfish and the ever-popular flathead.