Fishing locations Flinders Pier is a 250 meter pier located within the small town of Flinders along the Mornington peninsula. Overlooking Western Port and the Bass straight Flinders is a vibrant township and a beautiful scenic area. Thanks to a recent 2 million dollar major renovation back in 2010 this pier is a top quality location. With crystal clear waters, weed beds and fishing in roughly 6 meter deep water it offers a vast array of fishing species to target and excellent land based location for targeting squid.
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FISH SPECIES TO TARGET
Squid, Whiting, Salmon, Wrase, Barracoutta, Pike, Snapper, Trevally, Leather jacket, Port Jackson Sharks, Rays
BEST BAITS AND LURES
Pilchard, Blue Bait, Silver Whiting, Raw Chicken, Squid. Or a range of squid jigs and soft plastics
If your chasing squid then a light 8 foot rod with several squid jigs is the goto option. For other fishing a medium to light surf rod between 8 to 10 foot. Your will catch many small fish such as leather jackets but need to be prepared for the the odd large fish such as a Trevally, snapper or Shark. 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
MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES
Fishing dawn or dusk on the incoming high tide will be your best chance especially when the wind is chopping up a little
This is a beautiful spot with surrounding beaches and rock pools but the kids will need to be closely supervised when on the pier.
Many rods being cast in a condensed area so be mindful of others casting around you
Ample parking is available in front of the pier