Welcome to the Corinella Pier Fishing Guide. 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 turns 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.
Things to do at Corinella Pier
Corinella pier is located at the end of Peters street. Its a great fishing platform overlooking the french islands along Western Port. The pier made from concrete and wood turns right at the end allowing for many to fish deeper waters. It’s situated close to the Corinella boat ramp. Which offers 4 concreted ramps, ample parking availability and fish cleaning stations.
Fishing Corinella Pier
At Corinella pier you can target gummy sharks, elephant fish, trevally, whiting, flathead, snapper, barracouta, flathead, salmon, stingrays, mullet, leather jackets and squid. The tidal flow strength and wind direction can make fishing challenging here so do check the winds and tides before venturing out. You may need to fish one side of the pier in certain wind conditions. Good bait choices include Squid, Pilchard, Blue Bait, Silver Whiting, Pippis. Remember when pier fishing to use a berley bucket to try and attract the fish to you.
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Your rod selection will very much depend on what species of fish your targeting. If you’re chasing the larger species such as gummy sharks or stingrays then you’re 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 dusted off occasionally.
If your chasing lighter fish that don’t 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. 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 that’s when predatory fish are most active. Always keep an eye on tide early morning high tide is always great along piers and jetties.
Targeting salmon check out this crazy bust-up that our team stumbled upon
The pier can get quite slippery during rainy conditions so take care during these times, it also is open to strong winds.
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