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This post is a small part taken from our Fishing Mordialloc Pier Getfished Article.
During the summer months, Mordialloc beach gets pretty crowded. From swimmers, sunbakers to the local beach volleyball clubs.
Mordialloc Beach runs adjacent (to the west) of Mordialloc Pier.
That means there’s not a lot of room for fishing there during the day. Especially during sunny weather.
However, in the cooler months, or on days where people are less likely to use the beach, it can be a great place to fish.
Unless you’re going to wade out you are going to need a beach rod at least 9 to 10 feet. Use a sinker only heavy enough to get you the distance you need.
This will help you to cast a little further out from the shallows.
Baits include soft plastics, pippisPippis , whitebait, pilchards, squid and chicken.
The main beach is located to the right of the pier.
It’s technically possible to launch a kayak from the beach. This can be a challenge when it’s busy, or when the carpark is full.
There is however another beach on the other side of the Mordialloc Creek. This beach extends from the creek area to the adjoining suburb of Aspendale.
While I have not fished it I have observed that it is often less used by swimmers at the creek end. Though less accessible. It would certainly warrant further investigation for fishing opportunities.
The turning tide is often better for many species, as opposed to the slack tide.
"When the Wind's from the West fishing is best. When the Wind's from the East fishing is least. From the North seek forth, from the south blows the hook in their mouth."
Fishing is often slower in the heat of the day, when the sun is overhead. Many species seek shadows which are less available during the afternoon.
The five days around the new moon are often considered the best fishing times.