‘The Island’ is a virtual 360-degree fishing platform, surrounded by Bass Strait to the south and Westernport Bay to the north. It’s a showcase of everything fishy in Victoria, with great angling for whiting and squid among the weed beds and shallow channels, snapper and gummy sharks on the deeper reefs and salmon and sharks from the beaches. Oh, and mako sharks are only a boat trip away in Bass Strait.

Even trout are represented on Phillip Island. Try fishing at The Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm. If the fishing is slow, check out the seals at The Nobbies, or the famous fairy penguin parade at Summerland Beach.

Phillip Island