Fishing locations Sorrento pier is a historic pier built way back in 1870 within the Mornington peninsula located towards the end of the esplanade. Mornington is a great place for a weekend getaway strolling the beaches, swimming, diving or camping. Its also an amazing site to see the massive spider crab migration that generally happens around Autumn. You’ll also see the massive Ferry which transports people and cars from Sorrento to Queenscliff. Its become a popular fishing destination too and a great spot for targeting whiting.  The pier is long and allows anglers to fish in relatively deep waters.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

whiting, snapper, squid, salmon, trevally, flathead, leather jackets

ROD SETUP

A light 7 foot rod is great for chasing small species such as whiting, pinkies and trevally. A basic running sinker or paternoster rig will work well. If your chasing squid then a light 8 foot rod with several squid jigs is the goto option. Click here to see our guide on squid fishing. 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 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

FAMILY FRIENDLY

This is a vibrant and beautiful spot with surrounding beaches.  There is available parking, toilets, shops, parks and cafes.

KNOWN HAZARDS

Just be weary of other anglers casting as the pier can get busy and always watch kids on the pier.