Fishing

Fishing Licences
All fishers, fresh and sea, need licences, even for collecting bait.
Licence must be carried and produced on demand.
• $6.00 for 48 hours
• $12.00 for 28 days
• $24.50 for 1 year
• $66.00 for 3 years
• Under 18, seniors, 70+ years, carers, pensioners free

Tides & Tackle
We have catered for some fun, casual fishing by providing you with a beach rod, a general fishing rod, a tackle box full of necessary replacement bits and pieces and a net.
For any additional holiday fishing requirements, see Kath and her team at Peterborough Licensed Grocers (16 Mac Street). They will be able to assist you with:
• Fishing Licences
• A large range of bait and fish tackle
• Tidal information
• Some local insight to the best fishing spots
• Liquid refreshments to help celebrate your catch!

Beach & Off-shore Fishing
Peterborough offers some great beach and off-shore fishing. Regular catches of Pinky Snapper, Gummy Shark, Whiting, Mullet, Trevally and Salmon can be had from any one of the local beaches, such as the Peterborough foreshore and adjoining Newfield Bay. Also good bags of Crayfish, Cod and Sweep can be caught from rock outcrops all around Peterborough.

For the more adventurous, we recommend you contact Port Campbell Boat Charters, located only 10 minutes to the east of Peterborough. Their fully surveyed boat (the Orca III) caters for both the novice and experienced anglers. All fishing gear and bait are supplied. Fishing trips are available for the duration of 3 hours, 5 hours or 8 hours.

Estuary Fishing
Curdies River, Peterborough
A wide shallow estuary with deeper channels, sandy bank and jetty options available, the estuary is a popular spot with locals as well as visitors and is often busy with small boats when word of bream and perch spread throughout the region.
Species: Bream, Estuary Perch, Trevally, Mullet, Mulloway and Short Finned Eel. Further up the river towards Timboon, Brown Trout up to 4 kg and Blackfish can be caught.
Access: Good access to the water on the east and west banks as well as the jetty near the Holiday Park. Better angling opportunities are presented from boats and canoes.

For more information on local estuary fishing, click here.

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