Fishing locations Queenscliff Pier is a lovely vibrant town great for weekend getaways with the family. Its about 100 kilometres away from Melbourne passing through Geelong. The pier is located towards the end of Symonds street in a beautiful scenic area. Its an entrance to Port Phillip bay opposite the Mornington Peninsula with the next closest land spot being Portsea. Many visitors travel to this spot to catch the ferry between Portsea and Queenscliff. With clear waters, weed beds and fishing in roughly 6 meter deep water it offers a vast array of fishing species to target and excellent land based squid fishing
FISH SPECIES TO TARGET
squid, whiting, salmon, mullet, garfish, whiting, snapper, trevally, leather jacket, Rays
BEST BAITS AND LURES
When targeting squid go with a range of squid jigs. Here is our guide to chasing Squid. Otherwise when targeting other species there are great soft plastics choices and staple baits such as Pilchard, Blue Bait, Silver Whiting, Raw Chicken, Squid.
If your chasing squid then a light 8 foot rod with several squid jigs is the goto option. For other fishing a medium to light surf rod between 8 or 9 foot. Your will catch many small fish but need to be prepared for the the odd large fish such as a Trevally or 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
Fishing dawn or dusk on the incoming high tide will be your best chance especially when the wind is chopping up a little
This is a beautiful spot with surrounding beaches and rock pools but the kids will need to be closely supervised when on the pier. There is available parking, toilets, shops, parks, BBQ’s and cafes. Its also a spot to catch the renowned ferry to the Mornington peninsula.
Many rods being cast in a condensed area so be mindful of others casting around you