Endless fishing opportunities are available throughout the whole area, with Paynesville and Raymond Island offering great choices.

FISHING LICENCES—Available from the CoastCare Pharmacy on The Esplanade Paynesville

Bait Supply

195106637C2F4B11805A2A2EB037164DPaynesville Bait and Tackle on the Esplanade provides fresh and frozen bait, tackle and repairs to all equipment.

Call in for some friendly service and local tips.
The Esplanade, Paynesville
Phone: 51 56 7375

Types of Fishing

BF297E2358A3430099C81F5E26F54938Lake Fishing – Try any spot off the local public jetties, foreshore or out in a boat. You are likely to fish for lake flathead, garfish, tailor(skipjack), mullet, luderick and bream. Check local newspapers for fishing reports.

River Fishing –  Rod fishing, either casting or fly will offer the angler success. So many rivers to choose from, The Mitchell, The Tambo, The Nicholson, and up in the High Country areas like Morass Creek at Benambra or the Blue Duck area where you find the Bundarra, Cobungra or Mitta Rivers.

E5E6DF04B99A43C480CD011EA69D2F0FSurf Fishing – Just a quick boat trip from Paynesville, about 10 minutes, and you can experience the thrill of rod fishing on the 90mile beach. Fish for salmon, shark, trevally or snapper, anything could be swimming by in this vast ocean beach!



Dependant on the fish you are chasing, the bait will vary. Here are a few tips.

  • Natural bait sources are the best – prawn, whitebait, sandworm, or shell
  • Lures can work also, especially for surf fishing and for some other variety of fish like tailor or bream.
  • Always consult a local fishing club or bait shop for the best choice.