Seafood of the Mornington Peninsula

Published on 22nd June 2016 in Blog, Corporate Travel and Events, Holiday Tips and Advice, Mornington Peninsula Activities

The state of Victoria is very well known for its bountiful seafood – which can claim to be some of the best in the world. The Mornington Peninsula is no exception, perched on the edge of Port Phillip Bay with an entire undersea smorgasbord of culinary delights to be discovered and enjoyed. No matter whether you're an oyster nut or a fan of the classic fish and chips, we believe that no stay at Moonah Links is complete without at least a taste of the state's finest seafood. 

Because the catches change with every season, there's also an incredible variety to be found on plates throughout the Peninsula. Even if you're visiting for the tenth time, there's sure to be some unique species just waiting to scintillate your taste buds.

Salmon is in season on the Mornington Peninsula.Salmon is in season on the Mornington Peninsula.

Fresh from the bay

Port Phillip Bay plays host to an unimaginable diverse range of aquatic species, all of which come and go throughout the year with the changing of the weather. Accordingly, the menu at Pebbles restaurant is ever-changing in order to make best use of the seafood on offer. Enjoy one of our seasonal specials with a perfectly matched glass of Mornington Peninsula wine for a meal you'll never forget. 

At the moment, we're in the depth of Australian salmon season, so keep an eye out for smoked, baked and fresh meals incorporating this classic fish. There are plenty of other species that thrive all year round, with squid and bream just two of the highlights to be found during winter. The Mornington Peninsula is also home to one of the oldest mussel farms in Victoria – Dromana Bay Mussels. This local business has been providing the locals with amazing produce for more than 25 years, and the range includes all sorts of shellfish and seasonal species as well as the famous molluscs they take their name from.

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Getting in on the action

Of course, you don't have to be content with just ordering your seafood and waiting for it to arrive. If you'd like to get more involved in the process, there are plenty of great opportunities for the keen fisher to be found along the Mornington Peninsula. You may be after a lazy holiday afternoon at the pier after a round of golf, or be looking for a team-building event during your next business conference at Moonah Links. Either way, a day on the water simply can't be beaten. 

There are plenty of different ways to fish on the Peninsula. For a simple experience, rent a rod and head down to one of the many piers located at the region's beaches. From here, you'll be able to dangle your line in the water and enjoy the view while waiting for that magical first bite. On the other hand, perhaps you're after something a bit bigger, in which case you can take a guided fishing trip with one of the expert locals, or even charter a boat and set off on your own adventure. The peninsula is coming into snapper season over the next few months, so even if you've never fished before, you'll be sure to catch something!

Chances are, you've probably tasted Victoria's seafood at some stage, with it being exported all over the country and across the world. There's something special however, about experiencing it right here at the source, whether your catching it yourself, or spending a night enjoying some fine dining at Pebbles. 

For more information on the region's famous cuisine, as well as the best places to fish, be sure to get in touch with the Moonah Links team today. 

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