Fishing locations Lorne Artillery Rocks, is a wonder along the great ocean road beyond the popular township of Lorne. A stunning drive with epic views but not the easiest spot and very little signage. Once you locate it walk down the stairs to the fishing spot. A natural rock formation likely caused from volcanic rock. Its a tough spot to fish with crashing waves, and a slippery rocky surface but this spot is renowned for exceptional salmon fishing.
FISH SPECIES TO TARGET
Salmon, Mullet, whiting, barracoota, snapper
BEST BAITS, LURES & TECHNIQUES
Long casting metal lures such as Savage Gear Missile, Halco twisty are a great choice when targeting Salmon. For bait its tough to go past blue bait and pilchard. Click here to see our full guide on Salmon fishing. A paternoster rig with a heavy star sinker to cast far out as possible. A full blue bait is a great starting choice for bait.
A 10-12 foot rod for casting lures is a great choice. A good bait rod would be between 10 and 15 foot.
MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES
Salmon school up so sometimes its just about luck for when the school comes by, but the peak of tides is ideal. So is sunrise and sunset.
Leave the family in town, this is not a friendly or safe place to take the kids fishing.
This can be a dangerous spot to fish and you must be very cautious at the peak of high tide to avoid crashing waves and ensure your able to move around safely. The rocks can get slippers especially when casting heavy baits and long casting lures. Wasps can also be a big problem when leaving exposed baits.