There have still been plenty of good snapper caught from the piers and shoreline of the Bay over the last week, especially with the wild weather. There have been a few rippers caught from the shore at Mordialloc and Sandringham, along with Port Melbourne and Williamstown. A strong Southwesterly wind can really fire the snapper up and during these conditions they can be caught in 3m of water, where they feed on upturned rocks for crabs and baitfish.

A few customers fished from Mordi pier during the week where they caught a couple of ripper snapper up to 5kg, using whole pillies on twin snelled rigs. Customer Josh also caught pinkies to 2kg from the pier during the week using pilchards, Josh found that the evening fished better for the snapper.



The area around Black Rock and Brighton is still producing snapper for anglers fishing in boats and from the shore. Low light conditions have been best for shore based anglers while daylight hours are seeing quality snapper caught from the boat. James from Unreel Fishing Charters has been catching reds to 6kg in water around 10m deep out from Black Rock, on a mixture of pilchard and squid.

Customer Ferdi caught his bag of fish up to 4kg from the shore near Black Rock on Wednesday night, with all 3 fish taking different baits - squid, pilchard and silver whiting.


The rough weather has brought the snapper on the bite along the Eastern side of Port Phillip lately. The region from Port Melbourne down through to Sandringham has been holding plenty of fish in the shallows, with fish to 5kg present.

James from Unreel Fishing Charters has found the snapper fishing in close to be good, with plenty of good size pinkies around along with a few larger fish to 5kg. James' customers have been having a ball on the fish in the shallow water, with most sessions coming from around 6m of water. Pilchard and squid have been the best baits for this time of year.

Customer Lee has also been fishing around the same area where he caught snapper to 3.2kg earlier during the week, with pilchard on twin snelled rigs doing the damage. Again around the 6m depth has been productive for him.