Fishing locations Corinella Pier is a popular fishing destination found within Western Port that offers good fishing all year round. Its a nicely constructed pier that stretches out far and turn right at the end which is great for anglers to spread out and fish in deeper areas. Towards the end of the pier most anglers will be fishing around 5 meters in depth on a sandy flat bottom with most casting in the direction of settlement point.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

Gummy Sharks, Elephant Fish, Trevally, Whiting, Baracouta, Flathead, Salmon, Sting Ray, Mullety, Leather jacket

BEST BAITS AND LURES

Squid, Pilchard, Blue Bait, Silver Whiting, Pippis. Remember when pier fishing to use a berley bucket to try and attract the fish to you.

ROD SETUP

This very much depends on what species of fish your targeting. If your chasing the larger species such as Gummy sharks or Sting Rays then your going to need a nice heavy outfit. My preference for this is a 8-12 kilo rod and a 4000-6000 reel spooled with 20 pound line. A single large hook or double snelled hook to present a full squid or pilchard. Sometimes I will also chase these species my with Snapper rods which are a 5-8 kilo rod with 12 pound line. This is a fun way of targeting these fish that might get busted off occasionally.  If your chasing lighter fish that dont require gear as heavy such as elephant fish, flathead, trevally or whiting then a nice light general purport 2-4 or 3-5 kilo with a 2500-3000 reel spooled with 6 pound line will work well.

MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES

This is a great winter location for elephant fish and salmon, but it fishes well for most parts of the year. If your keen to land a gummy shark then fishing throughout the night will be the best bet as thats when predatory fish are most active. Always keep an eye on tide tide early morning high tide is always great along piers and jettys.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Piers and Jettys can be a great place to take the family fishing.

KNOWN HAZARDS

The pier can get quite slippery during rainy conditions so take care during these times, it also is open to strong winds.