Hastings Pier Fishing

Hastings Pier Fishing

Dave’s Fishing Spot Tips

My biggest issue with this pier has always been weed. While I’ve sat next to others fishing who didn’t have a problem, for some reason it seemed attracted to my rig like some kind of green and brown magnet.

Otherwise it is a nice pier to fish from. Some good mullet and pinkie snapper catches at times.

Has a lovely “seaside holiday town” quality to the whole area year round.

You can locate Hastings Pier at Lat -38.308464 and Long 145.1956109 on a map.Hastings Pier is 17.1 m above sea level. Hastings Pier is 77 kilometres from Melbourne. Hastings Pier is around 01:05:00 minutes drive from Melbourne. Nearby fishing spots close to Hastings Pier include Moorooduc,Tyabb,Tuerong,Balbnarring,Bittern.

Hastings Pier Target Fish Species

Popular fish species at Hastings Pier include King George whiting, Australian salmon, Silver Trevally, flathead, Mullet,Mulloway. Good bait choices at Hastings Pier include: Chicken Breast,Pipis,Pilchards,Whitebait, Bluebait,Bass Yabbies,Prawn,Pilchards. Good lure choices at Hastings Pier include: Soft Plastics, Bright Squid Jigs,Metal Lures, Minnow Pattern Lures.

Accommodation options at Hastings Pier include: Hastings Hotel, Marina View Caravan Park, Stony Point Caravan Park,Sanctuary Inn. Hastings Pier was first established in . Facilities at Hastings Pier include: Boat Ramp,Parking, Toilets in adjacent park land..

Hastings Pier is located in the Western Port Bay region in Vic, Australia. Hastings Pier is part of the Mornington Peninsula local government area. This location’s open status is: All Hours.

Best Fishing Times At Hastings Pier

Hide Tide at Dusk and High Tide at Dawn

Hastings Pier Land Based Fishing

Hastings Pier is Unknown m in length. With respect to rod holders there are installed at Hastings Pier.

Using Hastings Boat Ramp As A Base For Fishing

For those wanting to get away from the shore the boat ramp at Hastings Pier is: All Weather 4 Lane Boat Ramp. You will find that for launching your boat the ramp surface is Sealed. You will find this boat ramp has 4 lanes.

Accommodation Options

Hastings Hotel, Marina View Caravan Park, Stony Point Caravan Park,Sanctuary Inn

Hastings Pier Monthly Average Water Temperatures


There’s An Extreme Risk Of Hypothermia In The Water At Hastings Pier. Hypothermia Kills.

Hypothermia is a real risk when immersed in water. Even warmer climates with warmer waters carry an element of risk. On top of Hypothermia there are other climatic and weather risks including heat, water current, wind and wave action.

  • When the water temperature in the area around Hastings Pier is at or below 10C numbness sets in less than 5 minutes.

  • Hypothermia has already begun.

  • This means your ability to operate emergency devices, like mobile phones, radios and emergency beacons, is reduced or impossible. Your grip will be affected.

  • It becomes increasingly difficult to swim using arms and legs.

  • Within 30 to 60 minutes you become exhausted. Loss of consciousness follows.

  • Your expected survival time is between 1 and 3 hours depending on other environmental conditions.

Hastings Pier Monthly Average Air Temperatures

Mean Max (°C)24.623.219.916.714.313.714.616.518.720.622.519.1

Hastings Pier Water Temperature Vs Air Temperature & The Risk Of Hypothermia.

As Hastings Pier is located in a region where air temperature drops down below 15 deg C the risk of rapid onset hypothermia is very real. Generally the temperature of water is a degree or so less than the average recent temperatures. In sub tropical areas this means that water temperature can be below 10 degrees and up to 20 degrees C.

Of course there are other factors in play here, including water depth (shallow fast running streams vs slow moving deeper rivers) and from where the water is being fed.

Location Information Details

NameHastings Pier
Elevation17.1m above sea level.
Address2 Marine Parade, Hastings VIC 3915
Nearest CapitalMelbourne, 77km aprox distance.
Time To Drive01:05:00 minutes
Post Code3915
Fishing KindSaltwater
Fish SpeciesKing George whiting, Australian salmon, Silver Trevally, flathead, Mullet,Mulloway
Suggested BaitChicken Breast,Pipis,Pilchards,Whitebait, Bluebait,Bass Yabbies,Prawn,Pilchards
Suggested LuresSoft Plastics, Bright Squid Jigs,Metal Lures, Minnow Pattern Lures
Best TimesHide Tide at Dusk and High Tide at Dawn

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