Lagoon Pier situated between Station Pier and Kerford road pier its a great fishing location. It can produce all year round but can provide spectacular Snapper fishing in the summer months.
FISH SPECIES TO TARGET
Snapper, Flathead, Flounder, Bream, Salmon, Trevally, Mullet, gummy sharks
BEST BAITS AND LURES
Silver Whiting, Pilchard, Blue Bait, Raw Chicken, Squid. This area can also fish very well for flathead and pinkies on soft plastics. Click here to see more information on targeting flathead by soft plastics.
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.
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.
Its only a small pier and in peak times there are rows of fisherman everywhere. The biggest danger at times is simply avoiding line tangles or walking behind someone who is casting. So be careful of those around you.