Fishing locations Kerferd road Pier Port Melbourne is a great fishing location overlooking Port Phillip Bay. Constructed way back in 1889, today It can produce a wide range of species for anglers all year round. It can also provide spectacular Snapper fishing in the summer months. Its also a popular spot for walkers and cyclist along the adjacent pathways of Port Melbourne and Albert Park.
FISH SPECIES TO TARGET
Snapper, Flathead, Flounder, Bream, Salmon, Trevally, Mullet
BEST BAITS AND LURES
Pilchard, Raw Chicken, Squid
I would suggest a medium to light 8 or 9 foot rod. Your most likely to catch many small Pinkies and Flathead so you don’t want to fish to heavy but need to be prepared for the the odd large snapper.
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
This spot usually fishes well on the tide change often seeing Pinkies caught on the incoming high tide and flathead caught on the outgoing low tide. But the surrounding areas tend to fish well on dawn and dusk. Many anglers have reported having more success on large Snapper during windy conditions.
There are close by sand areas that the kids can play on, and local cafe’s and ice cream shops. The kids will need to be closely supervised when fishing on the pier. There is a decent drop and the pier can be slippery with anglers often casting quite close to each other.
Please note that repairs of the pier are planned from October 2018 through to May 2019 after assessors found the pier structurally unsafe. Often there are rows of fisherman everywhere so the biggest danger will be avoiding line tangles or walking behind someone who is casting, so be weary of those around you.