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This post is a small part taken from our Fishing Port Melbourne – Easy Access, 10 Mins From City Getfished Article.
Kerferd Road Pier produces the usual fishing suspects on Port Phillip Bay.
Snapper, Flathead, Flounder, Trevally and Mullet and Calamari are all caught by anglers.
There’s the odd big snapper – especially during a big blow, with the vast majority of catches being smaller pinky snapperPinky Snapper The name "Pinky Snapper" refers to the immature Snapper. Their skin colour is different from adults (its pinker.)
Adulthood is usually considered on fish greater than 40cm - or in the 1.5 to 2kg - range, with a darker red colouration. and flathead.
Fish the rising tide for snapper and pinkiesPinky Snapper The name "Pinky Snapper" refers to the immature Snapper. Their skin colour is different from adults (its pinker.)
Adulthood is usually considered on fish greater than 40cm - or in the 1.5 to 2kg - range, with a darker red colouration., the low and running out tide for flathead.
Keep in mind, as with all fishing spots, these rules are never hard and fast.
You’ll catch different species of fish at different times, quite at odds with generalised advice.
A lot of fishos choose pilchards, raw chicken breast and squid.
Personally I’ve used whitebait, bluebait, prawns as well as soft plasticsSoft Plastic Lure successfully at Kerferd Road Pier.
When fishing with bait I generally use a paternoster rigPaternoster Rig here. Though, on occasion will select a running sinkerRunning Sinker if the water is a bit rough.
Like all Piers close to the city this pier can get pretty busy. Split between folks fishing and people sightseeing.
Parking can be difficult at the weekend and public holidays. Also later in the day in warmer weather. Parking is not free beachside, but there is some free parking in the backstreets. Just make note of the signs.
I’ve found it can get pretty busy later in the afternoon and early morning.
So in the warmer months, it pays to get there a little earlier.
Recent upgrades have done a lot to restore usage of this pier, after being closed for some time. So it feels nice and solid underfoot again.