In addition to first class boating service and sales, Richardson Marine also offers a large range of fishing tackle, bait, ice and accessories in the Tackle Shack. There is nothing like local knowledge- and the Tackle Shack offers that in abundance. Our dedicated team is just as addicted to fishing as you- some may say they live and breathe fishing! All forms of local fishing are catered to, whether trolling for 150kg tuna is your passion or hiking up the Merri River for trout. 

Our friendly staff can always be found on the water when not in the shop. Corey McLaren, is a known bream fishing guru who regularly tours Victoria fishing the Vic Bream and ABT tournaments but also enjoys mulloway fishing in the south-west rivers in his well equipped bass boat. Recently Corey has begun to perfect the art of rod building, creating exquisite custom rods. Corey has years of experience in the tackle industry- there’s nothing he can’t answer!

Tim Vincent is a freshwater fishing tragic, having fished all over Australia in both salt and freshwater, but is most at home kayak fishing for estuary perch, bass or Murray cod. He also spends over a hundred days a year hiking the local trout waters of the region. However, there’s hardly a fishing style Tim hasn’t tried, be it barramundi, mako sharks, blackfish, tuna and everything in between! 

Xavier Ellul has spent more time at sea than most of us have in his short years. You’ll find him often aboard a Haines Hunter fishing for tuna or sharks locally, heading onto Port Phillip bay on the hunt for snapper, whiting and squid, or even sneaking up the East Coast after black and striped marlin. Xavier has recently begun freshwater fishing, enjoying trout, Murray cod and estuary perch.

Oskar Masters can often be found on the banks of the Hopkins, throwing all manners of lures in the search for black bream. Oskar has a great motivation to think outside the square and fish a little different to most, with fantastic results. Oskar has an extensive tackle knowledge (as do all our team) and will be glad to answer any questions about local fishing, particularly in the light saltwater or freshwater scene.

So next time you’re in the south-west no matter the fishing style, come on in and have a look for yourself as to why we are south-western Victoria’s favorite tackle store.