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Kerferd Road Pier

Last Updated on by Dave

Albert Park VIC 3206, Australia

5.9 km from Melbourne's GPO

Lng: 144.9510196



Getfished Tip, Kerferd Road Pier

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 snapper and flathead.

Fish the rising tide for snapper and pinkies, 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 plastics successfully at Kerferd Road Pier.

When fishing with bait I generally use a paternoster rig here. Though, on occasion will select a running 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.

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By Dave - from Getfished!


Dave spends most of his time split between fishing, working on Getfished and on boating and kayak fishing. After 30+ years as a programmer spending more time as a fisho has allowed him to grow his passion for the hobby. Running Getfished has meant Dave's been able to share some of the places he loves to fish at. As well as some of his favourite tackle and gear.