Fishing locations Cunningham Pier Geelong is an iconic fishing destination in Geelong. It can be seen from miles away as it stretches way out into Port Phillip Bay making it a great fishing destination for local anglers who can fish relatively deep waters whilst land based fishing.
FISH SPECIES TO TARGET
flathead, snapper, whiting, leather jackets, trevally, garfish, bream
BEST BAITS AND LURES
A whole range of methods can work well during different stages of the year. Casting baits, lures and metal slugs all will catch fish. Good baits include Pilchards, Chicken, Squid, Maggots. Paternoster rig works well with sinker options to suit your desired casting distance. Soft Plastics and Blades will work well pinkies, flathead, bream, mullet and Trevally.
I generally use an all-round rod setup which will allow me to target a different range of fish and sizes. Usually 2 – 8 kilo class rod capacity, with a 4000 size reel. I’ll generally have line around 8 pound, with a nice strong leader.
MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES
I prefer most spots around Geelong in the early morning. High tide usually sees a big run of pinkies in summer, and low tide generally produces a healthy amount of flathead.
Always be careful with young kids when fishing on piers. Ensure there supervised and staying away from anglers casting.
I have caught a couple of sea snakes from cunningham pier, and some nasty gurnards which have poisonous spikes. Flathead are very common here so be careful of the spines behind the back of there heads which can cause lots of bleeding.