Fishing Spots Around Port Campbell & The 12 Apostles

Gibson Steps

Gibson Steps beach is within the protected area of the Twelve Apostles Marine National Park. An exclusion zone is in place that allows for recreational fishing east of the steps towards Princetown (Clifton Beach). Anglers intending to fish here need to be aware of tide times and predicted ocean conditions as the ocean can push right up to the cliff line in all tides.

Stay clear of the cliff in case of rock fall.

Lake Bullen Merri – South Beach

Your pick of black volcanic sandy banks that encircle the lake, jetty or boat!

Species: rainbow and brown trout, chinook and atlantic salmon, Australian bass

Access: Good access for water craft, bank and jetty fishing

Princetown Beach

Both Princetown Beach and Gibson Steps beach are within the protected area of Twelve Apostles Marine National Park. An exclusion zone within this park allows for recreational fishing east of the headland at Princetown towards Rivernook beach.

The surging strong surging shore break at this beach has caught many seasoned campaigners unawares but the beach offers productive gutters and deep holes within easy casting distance. Leave no trace! Please take all bait bags and litter with you.

Species: Australian Salmon, trevally, snapper, gummy shark

Port Campbell Jetty

I challenge you to show us a better setting from an ocean jetty anywhere in the world! Talk to Port Campbell shopping about best baits and what works best at different types of year.

Species: Australian salmon, squid, trevally

Location: Lord Street Port Campbell

Croft’s Bay

Rocks, seaweed and snags can bother at times often productive. Great offshore scenery

Species: Australian salmon, trevally, snapper, sweep, gummy shark

Childers Cove

Even bottom at times some productive gutters in winter. Great offshore scenery.

Species: Australian salmon, snapper, gummy shark, skates and rays

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