What fish can you catch at Mornington Pier?

Mornington pier can be fished all year round with many different species that can be caught including squid, garfish, whiting, salmon, snapper, silver trevally, leather jacket, rays and more. Prized catches would include large snapper during summer, large squid during winter and an abundance of garfish in between.

Where can I fish in Mornington?

Cast a line into the productive fishing grounds around the Mornington Peninsula, either independently or with a fishing charter. Try your luck, day or night, on the dozens of piers dotting the shores of Port Phillip and Westernport bays. For surf fishing, cast a line at Rye Back Beach, Gunnamatta and Point Leo.

Where can I catch king fish in Melbourne?

The warm summer month tend to attract kingfish as water temperatures hit their season peak. Areas such as the Nobbies, Seal Rocks, Cape Schanck, Port Phillip heads and the Mornington Peninsula are all great places to start looking. Last year, they all produced great numbers of kingfish ranging from 1-15kg at this time.

What fish are in season now Victoria?


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When can I catch squid in Port Phillip Bay?

Fishing around the full moon period, when the tides are small, with around point four of a metre difference between high and low, you will often catch squid right throughout the whole tide cycle. First and last light are definitely the best times and generally most productive times for targeting squid.

How long is the Mornington Pier?

250 metres long
The pier is 250 metres long, jutting out from the protected beach and is sheltered from the waters of Bass Strait by West Head.

What is the best bait to catch king fish?

There is a wide selection of baits that can effectively be used for kings, including live slimy mackerel, yellowtail scad, salmon trout, garfish, mullet, herring, silver trevally, and of course squid. Of the above baits, live mackerel, salmon trout and squid are, in my opinion, the number one baits.

What is the legal size for kingfish in Victoria?

Yellowtail kingfish

Common name/s Yellowtail kingfish
Scientific name Seriola lalandi
Minimum legal size 60cm
Bag limit 5

Is there a trout season in Victoria?

The 2021 trout and salmon closed season on rivers and streams is from 12:01am on Tuesday 15 June until 11:59pm on Friday 3 September. During the closed season, anglers must not take or possess salmonids in, or or next to Victorian rivers, river sections and streams.

What fish is in season in spring?

Spring and Summer This time of year is an excellent time to take advantage of a meal using Swordfish, Mahi, Bluefish, Tuna, Flounder, Wild Salmon, Striped Bass, and Scup. Check out one of our earlier blogs with some great recipes for meals with these fish.

When is the best time to fish at Mornington pier?

Fishing dawn or dusk on the incoming high tide is often peak times to catch fish especially when the wind is chopping up a little. Fishing is also generally better in the area during the summer and autumn seasons.

When was the Mornington pier in Melbourne built?

The Mornington pier was originally built back in 1850 and today offers locals a vast array of fishing species to target all year round making it an excellent land-based fishing destination. The pier had a 15 million dollar facelift in 2015 but was shut down with lengthy delays in 2017 after storm damage made the pier unsafe to use.

What to do at Mornington pier and jetty?

Take a stroll on the pier, soak up the bay views and watch the fishermen try their luck is a very relaxing way to spend your time. Boat hire, shops and eateries are just a short walk from the pier. It is also home to fishing charters and provides a safe berth for the yachts in the Marina.

What kind of fishing rod to use at Mornington pier?

For small species such as garfish, leather jackets and whiting, you will want to use an ultralight fishing combo. Ideally a 1-3 or 2-4 kilo fishing rod with a 1000, 2000 or 2500 size reel spooled with light line. Then using small long shank hooks and small baits as these fish have quite small mouths.