Fishing locations Anglesea is a beautiful township located before the entrance of the great ocean road. It has scenic and clean beaches and estuary systems. It offers a wide range of species that can be caught at the beach or in the estuary. Theres plenty of accommodation available to make this a magnificent location to take the family who can enjoy many of the activities along the beaches and estuaries.
FISH SPECIES TO TARGET
From the beach salmon, snapper, leather Jackets, trevally, gummy shark, garfish, flathead. From the river bream, mullet
BEST BAITS AND LURES
If your fishing from the beach then Prawns, Pippies and Pilchards are a great staple bait. They will allow you to target Trevally, Salmon, Gummy Shark and more. If your fishing the Anglesea river estuary then good baits to use would include Bread, Pilchards, Chicken, Worms & Maggots. If you want to fish with lures then the grubz and minnow imitation soft plastics are hard to beat. Examples include the Savage Gear Pro grub, squidgee Blood worm wriggler, Zman grub, Savage slim minnow, Best with a light jig head would be a great place to start.
If your fishing from the Beach you will want a nice long rod around 9 foot to give you ample casting distance. I would recommend a 6 – 10 kilo capacity rod to allow you to take on some bigger species. When bait fishing we often use a running sinker rig to a swivel and 50cm of strong leader. Finished with a Pilchard tail or small squid head. If you chasing pinkies then a paternoster rig with raw chicken breast will fish very well
If your fishing the estuary then go as light as possible. We suggest a rod around 7 foot in length, 1-3 or 2-4 kilo class. Coupled with a 2500 or 1000 reel especially if your flicking soft plastics.
MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES
If your beach fishing then sunrise and sundown is hard to beat. I would even fish through the night to target Gummy Sharks.
This is a great spot for the whole family and the kids will love it. You can hire light boats at the estuary entrance of the main street and fish in the boats with your kids. Or you can take them to different stunning beach locations with clean beaches. The kids will love it.
There is ample parking on the main street along the beach and river.