Corner Inlet

The sheltered waters of Corner Inlet yield snapper, salmon, whiting and trevally, and the area is popular with game fishermen because it offers the safest ocean entrance between Westernport Bay and Eden in NSW. Port Welshpool is the major town and is situated at the entrance to Corner Inlet behind Little Snake Island. There is a hotel and boat hire.

Many fishable rivers, creeks and reservoirs are only a short distance inland. Brown trout are fairly well distributed in the upper reaches of most of them, and rainbow trout, blackfish, eels and perch are also caught. The Agnes River can be productive for small brown trout and some blackfish.

The three-lane concrete ramp at Port Welshpool is well patronised by game fishermen heading into Bass Strait or down along Wilsons Promontory. Many boats head for Rabbit Island, Cliffy Island and the Seal Island group. The north-east point of the Promontory juts back into Corner Basin with places such as Freshwater Cove, Chinaman Beach and Tin Mine Cove.

Fishing the channels in Corner Basin, either from a boat or the shore is popular and anglers can expect catches of whiting, trevally and snapper.

A boat ramp suitable for boats up to 5 m is situated between Duck Point and Townsend Point near Yanakie Beach. Another ramp is located at Toora but those in larger craft will need to watch the tide.

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Nearby Fishing Spots

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