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New to Melbourne & Kayak Fishing!

Postby Steeeech » 14 Oct 2019, 14:06

Hey Guys!

Just moved form Adelaide to Cranbourne West about 5 months ago and just bought my first kayak and keen as ever to get out and spend as much spare time as possible seeing some of Melbourne's best waters.


I'm looking to start local around Warneet/Tooradin first to get the hang of things so any tips of these areas and vessel tips would be much appreciated. i do have intermediate kayaking skills it's just for the most part the places to fish.

Awesome to be here! :up:
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Re: New to Melbourne & Kayak Fishing!

Postby laneends » 14 Oct 2019, 16:16

First off seach the forum for info on the various launch spots and in particular the useable tide times for Westernport
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Re: New to Melbourne & Kayak Fishing!

Postby ecoronad » 14 Oct 2019, 16:50

Local knowledge plays an important part on choosing where to fish from a kayak. With intermediate kayaking skills, you should be comfortable about how your kayak will handle and how far you can paddle. The Tooradin/Warneet channels do have reasonable tidle flows in the channel, not sure if you would be comfortable in the Next gen 10 kayak heading out from there into open water. Inside the inlets, if you fish around the last two hours of the incoming tide, you should be ok. Although the inlets are more of a nursery area (toadies, small aussie salmon, mullet, trevally and squid). Further down, towards Lang Lang and grantville it's more or less flats fishing for small gummies in about 1-2.5m of water, unless you paddle out about 1-2k towards the channel. (I wouldn't be attempting that in a 10ft kayak). Anyway, make sure you use the search engine for a heap of info on where/what to fish for. Good luck.
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Re: New to Melbourne & Kayak Fishing!

Postby cheaterparts » 14 Oct 2019, 17:06

Steeeech wrote:Hey Guys!

Just moved form Adelaide to Cranbourne West about 5 months ago and just bought my first kayak and keen as ever to get out and spend as much spare time as possible seeing some of Melbourne's best waters.


I'm looking to start local around Warneet/Tooradin first to get the hang of things so any tips of these areas and vessel tips would be much appreciated. i do have intermediate kayaking skills it's just for the most part the places to fish.

Awesome to be here! :up:


Welcome to both Vyak and Cranbourne West ( Cranbourne being the centre of the Universe of cause ) both Warneet and Tooradin are doable so is Blind Bight if there is water check out viewforum.php?f=75 it will have most if no all the info you need for Westernport launches

there are some tide flows to consider and it looks like you use a short kayak if you need to paddle into them it will be hard work - you will also need to know how to anchor safely in tide flows and more to the point getting the anchor up

really it would be worth you looking at Coronet Bay - Reef Island and Dickies Bay much lower tide flows so easier on the smaller yak
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Re: New to Melbourne & Kayak Fishing!

Postby Yako » 14 Oct 2019, 23:00

G'day Joshua and welcome.
Some good points by the blokes above to take heed of.
Hopefully you can catch up with some of us on the forum heading out that way.
But as Cheater suggested for a smaller Yak Coronet bay on WPB is probably your safest starting point
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Re: New to Melbourne & Kayak Fishing!

Postby peatop » 15 Oct 2019, 17:29

I've noticed no one has recommended taking a bar of soap? It's not called the mud pond for nothing :evilgrin:
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Re: New to Melbourne & Kayak Fishing!

Postby Steeeech » 19 Oct 2019, 10:27

awesome info guys thanks for that, Thinking of starting off around black rock/mornington areas, Flicking soft plastics and going for squid as i build up my confidence and skill set I'll venture off elsewhere.


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Re: New to Melbourne & Kayak Fishing!

Postby outback paul » 19 Oct 2019, 15:04

Welcome Jushua,
Black Rock would be a great place to start around this time of year, as plenty of decent size pinkies will be in the area very soon particularly around Ricketts Point, and you don't need to go far to find them. Just outside the marine park is good.
Mornington is also a launch with plenty of possibilities in close, but keep an eye on the weather, as it can change very quickly here.
Good luck :up:
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