We'll Help You Catch More Fish

Chris with a nice jig caught snapper from WA.
Bec holds an awesome Bass from an easy access Vic river

Situated on Melbourne Rd, North Geelong we're perfectly placed for you to stop through on your way to fish Corio Bay, the Bellarine Peninsula, the Great Ocean Rd Surf Beaches, the Otways along with many of the west's best trout lakes.

At Compleat Angler we have the staff with the know-how so you'll walk out with the right fishing gear and the knowledge to get the most out of it.

Over 40 years ago Jim Allen started the first Compleat Angler store in Melbourne's CBD. The next four decades saw him build a chain of stores that epitomised the true specialty tackle store; knowledgeable staff, a collection of the world's newest and most innovative tackle, competitive pricing and exceptional customer service. Many products that would become household names amongst Australian anglers were first found on the shelves of Compleat Angler stores.

Of course there are all the household names you know and love to choose from; Daiwa, Shimano, Penn, Ugly Stik, Innovator, Okuma, Halco, Ecogear, Line System, Pakula, Gamakatsu, Tassie Devil, Celta, Squidgy, Braid, Spiderwire, Owner, River2Sea, Lucky Craft, Yamashita, Black Bart, Evergreen........... but along with these great brands you'll find many more from around the world that you might not be so familiar with.......yet; Lunker City, Fisherman, MG-Craft, Fox and the range is constantly evolving.

Owner Chris Baty has been behind the counter for over 25 years and his knowledge of fishing has seen him write for national magazines, co-host fishing radio shows along with being a regular guest on Micah Adam's Adventure Angler series. It's knowledge that you can draw on yourself so you too can become a better angler. Learn new knots, keep up to date with cutting edge techniques or find out about new exotic fishing locations. The aim is to help you catch more fish and get more enjoyment out of your fishing. Obviously if you are fishing around Geelong we've got you covered but we also cater to the travelling angler too.

You'll also see Chris' partner Bec in the shop from time to time and while she doesn't like to boast she's caught her fair share of cracking captures from Otways trout and Gippsland Bass to NZ kingfish and the giant bluefin tuna of PEI, Canada. If you want to get your better half into some fishing a five minute chat to Bec might just get her inspired enough to tag along and give it a try.

You'll always find a few casual staff about the place too but don't let their youth fool you. They're all locals and out on the water every chance they can get.

Opening Hours


Monday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Thursday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Friday 8:00am - 7:30pm

Daylight Saving Weekend Hours:

Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Please note our store is closed some Public Holidays so please give us a call on 03 52723201 to check before making the trek in.

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