Pier fishing is a great way to introduce your kids to fishing. Being well prepared for a fishing trip will increase your changes of success and ensure you have an enjoyable experience. Consider suitable fishing rods, appropriate tackle, bait board and knife, suitable clothing, food & drink, container for bait, fish and ice if required, sunscreen and your recreational fishing licence.
It is important to also know the rules that apply to fishing. These include bag limits and minimum size limits for different types of fish. There are also closed seasons for some types of fish. To learn more, get a copy of the Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide.
- Flinders Pier – the best Peninsula spot to catch squid, but also a good chance of some whiting.
- Portsea Pier – squid is often catch of the day.
- Sorrento Pier – both fish and squid can be caught here.
- Blairgowrie Marina – stick to the east side of the Marina, as that is the only side you are allowed to fish from. Patience may see a salmon caught here.
- Rye Pier – a mixed bag of species can be caught here, including salmon, squid, flathead and whiting.
- Rosebud Pier – provides a variety of fish and sometimes even a shark (probably not a good idea for beginners!)
- Dromana Pier – a consistent provider of gar fish.
- Mornington Pier – quality fishing all year round, especially in Summer and Autumn. Squid, salmon, snapper, flathead, trevally and whiting are just a few of the species you may catch here.