Welcome to the Spring Creek Torquay Fishing Guide. Spring Creek in 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.

Things to do at Torquay Spring creek

This is a great spot when fishing with kids with lots of spread our jetties. There are parks and BBQs opposite the Caravan Park and a short distance walk to JanJuc Beach. Torquay is a lovely vibrant township that welcomes thousands of holiday goers each year. With amazing surf at Bells Beach and Jan Juc main beach. There is also a good spread of surf shops at surf city plaza, cafes, mini-golf, golf course,  parks, scenic walks, rock formations, and plenty of accommodation for those visiting. You may also stop into Tiger Moth adventure world for a helicopter flight.

Jan Juc surf beach is a great location for surfing and fishing. It’s a nice spot to bring the kids to play in the sand and in the shallows but be warned there are large waves and a strong rip so you must keep a close eye on them. You can see live Jan Juc camera here. There is ample parking between the golf course and Jan Juc main beach entrance just before the roundabout.

Fishing at Spring Creek Torquay

A creek which runs directly from the bass straight. here you can catch bream, mullet, luderick, and salmon. 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, squidgy 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.

For both methods, the best is to fish very light. A 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 pounds or 6 pounds Fluro carbon leader. There 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.

 Recommended baits Spring Creek Torquay

  • yabbies
  • Scrub worms
  • sandworms
  • maggots
  • mussels
  • pilchards
  • prawns

Recommended lures and Spring Creek Torquay

Targeting Bream at Spring Creek Torquay

Bream

This is a great location to target bream with lures and soft plastics. The options available are almost endless so make sure you read our guide on the best lures to catch bream. Recommended options include crab imitation, shallow diving cranks, paddle tail soft plastics, curl tail soft plastics, minnow imitations, vibes, and blades. Also, try your luck with surface lures which is an exciting form of fishing with light gear.

Bream is all about finesse fishing so you will need an ultralight spin outfit. We recommend a 7-foot rod in a 1-3 or 2-4 kilo class, paired with a 1000, 2000 or 2500 reel spooled with 2-6-pound braid and equivalent leader. There are so many amazing bream outfits on the market and budgets vary greatly depending on your skill level and spending habits.

Bream reside within the structure such as jetty pylons and stumps. Enticing them away from the structure onto your lure will take some time to master. Remember to work your lures and plastics slowly and mix up the retrieval techniques.

If your targeting bream with bait than we would highly recommend sandworms, maggots, scrub worms, mussels, yabbies, & chicken. A 2-4 kilo class rod paired with a 2500 size reel would be a great option spooled with 6-pound line. We would encourage you to read our detailed guide on Bait fishing for Bream.

Targeting Mullet at Spring Creek Torquay

Mullet

This is a great location to mullet a bread and butter species which school up in big numbers. They are fun to catch on light spinning gear and a great fish species to introduce beginners into fishing. Mullet respond well to berley, so berley an isolated area with a mix of bread, tuna oil and chook pellets.

Good baits include bread, dough, live maggots, pilchard, and prawn. remember that Mullet have small mouths so remember to cut these baits up into small pieces. You can also use soft plastics small minnow and grub style soft plastic with a slow constant retrieve. Scents such as S-Factor or Procure certainly helps.

Most mullet is quite small therefore a 7-foot rod in a 1-3 or 2-4 kilo class, paired with a 1000, 2000 or 2500 reel spooled with 2-6-pound braid and equivalent leader. Here are some helpful tips on catching Mullet with soft plastics.

Acknowledgements

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