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. The Tackle Shack is also home to the south-west’s largest range of Yeti drinkware, apparel and outdoor gear; a brand growing exponentially in popularity each season.

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. You’ll often find Corey fishing his way along the local estuaries or bays, aboard his well equipped Quintrex 490 Renegade, with an incredible Garmin electronics setup delivering all the information and control he needs. Corey has years of experience in the tackle industry- there’s nothing he can’t answer!

Adam Fraser joined the team over the summer of 2022, coming from years of tackle industry experience in the Western Port region. Adam has quickly adapted to the local fishing and has been loving the freshwater action on the famous crater lakes, as well as becoming a formidable force on the local bream and perch!

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 countless long days each year hiking the most wild and remote trout rivers of the region. However, there’s hardly a fishing style Tim hasn’t tried, be it barramundi, mako sharks, GTs, 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.

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 favourite tackle store!