Port Welshpool is a small fishing town located in the South Gippsland region roughly 200 kilometres from Melbourne. Its a terrific fishing destination with so many species of fish available. On December 21st 2018 the famous long pier was reopened after a 4.8 million dollar restoration. This is Victoria’s longest jetty spanning over 900 meters. This provides land base anglers with opportunities to catch kingfish, snapper, squid, whiting and much more. The fishing only gets even better for those with a boat. Small runabout boats will be able to target break and butter species such as whiting, flathead and squid with ease. Fishing from a runabout boat will be comfortable as its quite shallow and protected from the wind. Those with slightly bigger boats will be able to target big sharks, kingfish, snapper, squid, and more.

What fish can I catch at Port Welshpool

Sharks, kingfish, snapper, whiting, squid, flathead, salmon, trevally

What are the best baits to use at Port Welshpool

There are many bait options and you will need to choose a suitable bait for the fish species that your targeting. We have had success using pilchards, silver whiting, squid, salmon, scad, bonito, raw chicken, mullet, pippis, prawn.

Rod, Reel and line setup for Port Welshpool

There are literally so many options and it really depends on the species of fish that you’re targeting. For bread and butter species such as flathead and whiting a 2-4 or 3-5 kilo rod that’s between 6 foot 6 and 7 foot in length coupled with 2000, 2500 or 3000 size reel spooled with 6-10 pound line and equivalent leader. You can also use a similar outfit when targeting squid however you may choose to go to slighter longer rod and slighter heavier line and leader. When targeting snapper a rod between 7 and 8 foot in 4-7 kilo class is perfect. Coupled with a 4000 size reel spooled with 12-18 pound monofilament and single or double snelled size 5 or 6 hooks. This would also be a suitable outfit for targeting small kingfish and gummy sharks. However, if your chasing bigger model kingfish and gummy sharks then we would recommend a heavier outfit. Perhaps a 7 foot 10-15 kilo rod spooled with 20-40 line and equivalent leader. There are also big sharks in this area and that again would require something substantially heavier. 

The most productive time to fish the Port Welshpool

Port Welshpool is a year round fishing destination. Many of the fish species are seasonal so gummy sharks and kingfish will be more active in the cooler months and snapper will be more active in the warmer months. bread and butter species such as squid and flathead can be caught all year round. 

Is Port Welshpool and family friendly destination

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Known hazards at Port Welshpool

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Additions and corrections for the Port Welspool

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