Fishing in Seaspray

Fishing in Seaspray

For many people, an afternoon out fishing or even a weekend away to relax and cast a line is the best thing in the world. Fishing in Seaspray can be one of the best spots for a weekend away or an afternoon catching your fresh dinner. There are plenty of options for you to consider when you make a trip to Seaspray.

Where is Seaspray?

Seaspray is a seaside coastal town in East Gippsland. The main part of the town is located right next to the 90-mile beach with perfect fishing conditions for all anglers.

If you head towards Sale in Gippsland along the M1 Seaspray is approximately 2 h 41 min  or232.4 km east of Melbourne. At the first roundabout in Sale coming from Melbourne direction (turn right)

If you are coming from Bairnsdale direction on the Princess Highway head onto the road for the South Gippsland Highway. Continue to Longford and follow the signs to Seaspray.

Where can you go beach fishing in Seaspray?

Many people head to Seaspray for beach fishing. Fishing along the 90-mile beach is something that many will enjoy. Most days with good weather you will see many an angler carting their tools along the beach to the perfect spot.

If you are looking for a little less populated place there are many spots between Seaspray and Golden Beach where you may be lucky enough to have the beach fishing all to yourself.

Some spots to try fishuing out of Seapsray are

Flamingo Beach

Delray Beach

Glomar Beach

Honeysuckles Beach

Can you go freshwater fishing in Seaspray?

fishing jetty on the Merrimans Creek at Seaspray in Gippsland Australia
The jetty at Merrimans Creek

Merrimans Creek at Seaspray is a freshwater creek that runs into the 90-mile beach. You can do a spot of freshwater fishing here and it is a great spot for the kids to go fishing in Seaspray.

From time to time the creek will break through into the ocean. This happens a few times a year and is good for the health of the creek as the weed gets a chance to be washed out.

Fishing pro-tip for Merriman’s Creek:

If the creek is not open to the ocean, walk around the other side of the creek (opposite to the wharf). The water is deeper on that side and yields more fish.

Facilities for fishing at Seaspray

There is a fishing jetty at Seaspray. A picnic and bbq area is located adjacent to the wharf. You can also access the 90 Mile Beach which is 100 meters away. There is plenty of sandy shallow areas around the river for the kids to play while you fish.

bream at seaspray

Type of fish are caught in Seaspray?

It will depend on the weather and the type of bait you are using but the most common fish caught in Seaspray are

  • Black Bream
  • Flounder
  • Yellow Eye Mullet
  • Australian Salmon
  • Luderick

What bait should I use when fishing in Seaspray?

Many people who have a lot of experience with fishing will have a bait they always prefer to use, For any inexperienced fisherman they can pick up some bait at a fishing store or from the general store in Seaspray.

  • Prawns
  • Pippies
  • Soft plastics
  • Sand worm
  • Spider crab

What facilities are in Seaspray for visitors

In Seaspray there is one shop to speak of that sells most things. The general store sells, bait, food, newspapers, groceries, fish n chips and acts as the local post office. You will find Seaspray Caravan Park and the surf lifesaving club. The Seaspray Surf Lifesaving club serves meals and drinks all year round.

In Seaspray there is one shop to speak of that sells most things. The general store sells, bait, food, newspapers, groceries, fish n chips and acts as the local post office. You will find Seaspray Caravan Park and the surf lifesaving club. The Seaspray Surf Lifesaving club serves meals and drinks all year round.

Do you need some accommodation in Seaspray?

Not only is Seaspray a fisherman’s dream it is also a brilliant family friendly getaway in any month of the year. You can holiday in Seaspray and enjoy some family time and a spot of fishing in Seaspray as well.

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