Fishing locations Spring Creek Torquay is a little estuary system running from the Torquay beach. This is a nice place for the family with several jetties scattered along the creek running along the caravan park, the sands golf course and Torquay football oval. It can produce big numbers of Bream and other species such as Luderick, Salmon and Mullet.  The beach is close by with ample parking and BBQ areas with basic playgrounds. It can be a challenging place to fish with lots of washed up weed.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

Bream, Mullet, Luderick, Salmon

BEST BAITS AND LURES

small strips of raw chicken and pilchard are very effective in this area. We have also had success with live Maggots. This is also a great location to flick soft plastics and shallow diving hard body lures. Click here to see our full guide for bait fishing for Bream. The choice of bream lures is almost endless. Some of the best options include grub style soft plastics ( such as Z-man grubZ, squidgee wrigglers and Savage Gear pro grubs ), minnow style soft plastics ( such as Z-man slim swimZ, Savage Gear slim minnows), shallow diving hard body lures ( such as EcoGear SX Range, Daiwa Double clutch, Nories laydown minnow, Jackall Chubby, Atomic Hardz, OSP Bent Minnows.

ROD SETUP

For both methods the best is to fish very light. Small sinker or unweighted when bait fishing. You will most likely be using a rod suited for bream fishing. We would suggest a light 7 foot rod 1-3 or 2-4 kilo capacity coupled with a 2000 size reel. Spool the reel with 6 or 4 pound braid finished with a rod length of 4 pound or 6 pound Fluro carbon leader. There a plenty of ultra light and affordable bream rods and reels on the market. Some good rod choices include Daiwa Gen black series, Savage Gear LRF series, Shimano Jewel or Raider. Some good reels include the Shimano Stradic, Daiwa Sol3, Savage Gear stealth/ The choices here are endless and constantly expanding so do some research on something that fits within your budget.

MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES

You can fish this system anytime and produce good results. Sometimes the best time to fish is during overcast conditions where the Bream seem a little more confident.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

This is a great spot when fishing with kids. Lots of tidy jetties. There’s a park and BBQ’s opposite the Caravan Park and tits a short distance walk from the Beach.

KNOWN HAZARDS

The biggest pest in this area is the weed which seems to find your bait very quickly making it a must to continually check your baits. There is also an abundance of small fish it can be difficult to find the bigger ones. Also stay clear of this spot in times such as Ney Year festivities as its cram packed with parties.

PARKING

Ample parking available opposite the Caravan Park on next to the Beach.