Spring Victoria – Great Fishing Locations 2020

Rock Walls

Some of the best Victorian land-based fishing is to be had from rock walls. These are usually man-made structures, often forming protective harbours for boats. The habitat they create for marine life makes them attractive for species such as flathead, snapper, whiting…

Some of the best Victorian land-based fishing is to be had from rock walls.

These are usually man-made structures, often forming protective harbours for boats.

The habitat they create for marine life makes them attractive for species such as flathead, snapper, whiting and of course calamari.

See the Rock Walls FAQ



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Black Head Kilcunda Rock Fishing

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Portarlington Rock Wall

Fishing Portarlington Rock Wall

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Wyndham Harbour Rock Wall

Fishing Wyndham Harbour Rock Wall

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Sandringham Anchorage & Rockwall Fishing

October 29, 2020
Fishing Sandringham Anchorage has proven to be very successful for me. Sandringham is a bayside suburb located on Melbourne's beautiful Port Phillip Bay. In the




Rock Walls FAQ

What kind of fish can be caught off

Most rock walls are located off coastal ocean spots, bay or estuaries in Victoria.

Some freshwater opportunities exist, but they are nowhere near as common in my experience.

In the ocean bays and estuaries, common species include flathead, bream, mullet, both immature “pinky snapper” and adult snapper.

What are good baits for Rock Wall fishing?

A lot of people use traditional baits very effectively.

These include pipis, pilchards, squid, mullet, beach worms, prawns etc.
Others flick lures and have significant success.

One of my own personal favourites off of rock walls is chicken liver.

While hard to keep on the hook (I wrap mine around the hook in elastic thread available at tackle shops) it is a very bloody bait and tends to attract both pinky snapper, adult snapper and flathead successfully. Often reducing the amount of burley I need to deploy.

What tackle should I choose for Rock Wall fishing?

This, as always depends on conditions and the species you are targeting.

While a long rod (12 foot or longer) is good for casting out into reefs just offshore a smaller setup is often more nimble and easier to manage.

For most people, I’d recommend a 9-foot general purpose spinning rod with matching reel.
My preferred rigs are either paternoster, running or a combination “break-off” rig when targeting snapper and flathead in challenging, snag prone areas.

A break off rig allows the sinker to break off when retrieving a fish, should it get snagged in crevices, kelp beds etc.

Dave
Dave

G'day!

I'm Dave, I live and fish in and around Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
When it comes to fishing I love going out to land-based fishing spots, heading out in the tinny (aka an Aluminum Boat) and kayak fishing.

I've been fishing since I was a teen. Beginning way back in the 1970s. It was a hobby I picked up myself as my family certainly had no interest. Making me the black sheep! My favourite fish is Flathead and Snapper. Though I'm partial to Flake (Gummy Shark) and Calamari too! While I enjoy fishing for freshwater species like Redfin and Murray Cod I prefer eating saltwater species. They're just so mouth-wateringly tasty!

I love writing about some of my favourite Melbourne Fishing Spots while fishing around Victoria. As well as the tackle I use and test.
If you see me while you're out fishing say "G' day" - I'll be the one in a bush hat.

When I'm not fishing I'm working on my websites, such as Getfished, or writing computer software (my profession.)

I try to be as accurate as possible on this website. Most of the information is based on personal experience. However, if you spot an error or think there's something that I should add - no worries! Please use the Contact Form.