Fishing locations Hopkins river is a popular fishing destination. Its starts at the entrance located near Warrnambool which is a great spot for targeting salmon and bream and stretches all the way to Arrarat not far from the Grampians.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

Bream, estuary perch, Mulloway, flathead, mullet

BEST BAITS AND LURES

If bait fishing some good options include Sand worms, Crabs, Maggots, Scrub worms, Pilchards, Mussels, Yabbies, Chicken. A very simple running rig with a small sinker to swivel, then 45cm leader to a small hook.

The best choice of lures is endless. Some of the best options include Cranka Crabs, Z-man grubs, EcoGear ZX, VX, SX Range, Strike Pro Hummer, Jackall Chubby, Atomic Hardz, Berkley Big Eye blades & 3B crank, Gulp Nemesis, Hurricane Vibe, OSP Bent Minnows with many more options.

ROD SETUP

A very light rod setup is best. I prefer a bream rod 1–3 or 2-4 kilo capacity, with a 2000-3000 reel. It needs to be sensitive to see the bites and inquiries.

MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES

Peak of tide changes are the best. With fish more active on tidal movement. High tide is always favorable as the bream will come closer in to feed on the weed of the rock beds.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

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KNOWN HAZARDS

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