Fishing locations Brighton Breakwall is a popular fishing location only 20 minutes from Melbourne. Often you’ll see pictures if this spot with high valued yachts docked in the background. It can produce quality fish all year round but can provide spectacular Snapper fishing in the summer months. This spot can get a little crowded in peak times.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

Snapper, Flathead, Squid, Whiting, Garfish, Bream, Salmon, Trevally, Mullet, Mulloway

BEST BAITS AND LURES

Squid, Pilchard, Blue Bait, Silver Whiting, Raw Chicken, Squid, Maggots. Or a range of squid jigs and soft plastics

ROD SETUP

This area is rocky so casting out a far distance is key to get your baits in the prime location for a bite. I would suggest a medium to light surf rod between 8 to 10 foot. Your also likely to catch many small Pinkies and Flathead so you don’t want to fish to heavy but need to be prepared for the the odd large snapper. Often I will user 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. However if your chasing Garfish or Bream you will be fishing much lighter with a 2 to 4 kilo rod with small hooks. Or casting with plastics or imitation crabs around the pylons and moored boats.

MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES

If your chasing big snapper then fishing dawn or duck on the incoming high tide will be your best chance especially when the wind is chopping up a little

FAMILY FRIENDLY

This is a beautiful spot but the kids will need to be closely supervised. Its narrow with many anglers casting and the rocks can be slippery

KNOWN HAZARDS

Slippery rock wall and many rods being cast in a condensed area so be mindful of others casting around you and expect to bring lots of spare line and hooks for all the snags