Queenscliff report - VIC
Posted 04 March 2003 - 10:15 PM
Fished Queenscliff peir ( landing area) Monday night ( 3/3/03) from 8.30pm to 3 am High tide was approx 2am
Wind was southerly at 15 to 20 knots with stronger squalls
Bagged 6 squid on the rising tide on blue pink and green KOKODA lures
Not many squid about but those that where attacked anything that was put infront of them , few were lost due to bad hookup.
Id would say several more could have been caught if not for the strong winds, of the other three anglers on the peir only one managed to get 3 squid
this area is well worth another trip when winds calm
gooding squidding till next time
P.s to Glen. Great site well done bravo encore lol
Posted 04 March 2003 - 11:06 PM
Posted 05 March 2003 - 11:12 AM
Check-out Melways map 236 ( maybe outdated as mine is ~10 years old)
Check out the report on 2 march of the 9kg cuttle fish. see link;
To get an idea on size, look at the shadow of the photographers leg.
Posted 05 March 2003 - 07:47 PM
If you drive into Queenscliff follow the road for as far as you can go
dont turn off anywhere DONT WORRY youll find it
Posted 06 March 2003 - 10:24 PM
Posted 08 March 2003 - 01:05 PM
I guess this is Queenscliff victoria not in NSW??
Posted 11 March 2003 - 11:08 AM
Queenscliff is one of the more well known squid spots in Victoria.
This 50metre cliff you mentioed sounds interesting! You would probably need a very long rod and lots of line on your reel!
Perhaps best to give it a miss,
Posted 29 March 2003 - 11:18 PM
Fished queenscliff and St leonards pier thursday night both piers where very very quite and unfortunatly all that was caught was a few very small squid although i did lose two nice sized ones at Queenscliff no one else had much to show. Their was one elderly gentleman next to me who managed to hook into a huge cuttlefish but lost it four times till the fish gave up as so nearly did the guys fishing pole as it started to give a cracking sound as the cuttlefish pull he and his son nearly got it into a net and it was huge, he told me he got one around the four kilo mark last week, he was using a sand whiting on a big wire jig these are bigger than the standard jig and I did try to entice the cuttlefish to my blue lure it swam straight for the baited jig every time he told me that this was the best way and that for some reason cuttlefish dont take lures often
( little bugger just kept coming back at that whiting which by now was a total mess) But apart from that the night was calm quite and the water was crystal clear
It was reported on another site that the squid where good on st leonards pier so I decided to take a look since Queenscliff seem quite and took advantage of the tide differences between the two.
Well I got to St Leonards and looked for all the fresh squid marks and while their where a few fresh ones, to say that the fishing was good was a tad overstated the locals said It had been very quite and that the reports where a bit over the top makes you wonder who to beleive these days dont it
Some times I think that the pro reporters just make up reports so their buddies in the local tackle shops make money Its not the first time I have found professional reports from pro fisherman to be a load of squid droppings lol.
Posted 29 March 2003 - 11:37 PM
Anyway I live in hope
Happy Squiding to all
Posted 31 March 2003 - 10:51 AM
i have caught 6 cuttlefish in one frantic session in 14ft of water around mornington on an orange razorback lure. so they do take lures,... i think yours must've really liked the taste of silver whiting
on the issue of pro reports,... i have stopped paying too much attention after hearing some down out lies on radio.
i believe the reports i read here though
Posted 01 April 2003 - 08:14 AM
Can be a bit frustrating.
Posted 07 May 2003 - 09:29 PM
Hi fellow squidders,
Me and dad are lookign at going to Queenscliff pier, any tips on the best times, type of jigs etc as we are pretty new to this.
Does anyone know if there are any arrow squid around at the moment?
i was thinking of going fishing at Queenscliff pier on 7/6/03
Posted 08 May 2003 - 01:38 PM
went between 10pm - 4am
only caught about 3 squid overall.
Posted 08 May 2003 - 02:52 PM
THE REST OF AUSTRALIA WHERE THE GOOD SPOTS ARE.
THE SOUTHERNERS RECKON THEY'VE GOT THE BEST SPOTS.
Posted 08 May 2003 - 02:55 PM
I hear bag limits of squid have been taken at St Leonard’s and Queenscliff using Yo–Zuri jigs in pink and green.
Best of luck!
Posted 09 May 2003 - 07:18 AM
I am heading up to queensclif to try and catch a squid.
I have been told the baited jigs work way better then th yo zuris in this part of the bay ....
Is this true.......
I plan to buy a few yo zuris anyway which colours should i use ????
Posted 11 June 2003 - 09:57 AM
i fished queenscliffe on sunday and caught no calamari. we had one follow by a calamari which would've been close to 1kg but that was it. we tried between the pilot jetty and the pier, then in the lonsdale bight but nothing. we ended up anchoring for a little near the moored boats before you go under the bridge for the ramp and caught a trevally about 35cm and a leatherjacket.
A bit dissapointed on with the calamari though. we tried all colours and even baited jigs to no avail.
Posted 17 June 2003 - 02:59 AM
I fished Queenscliff peir 16/6/03 and caught 5 BIG squid (all spawners) on red colored lures the peir was just about desserted with only three people including myself fishing, not much happned till one of the other anglers said that he had done well over the last few weeks and used mainly red lures, I started to fish with green and pink lures but changed to red when the guy told me he bagged out using red lures and sure enough as soon as I changed color I started getting bites. The wind was west to south west with high tide about 2.am with most squid caught around middnight in the dark areas of the peir none were caught with in distance of the lights other anglers managed two or three each, I found it unusaual that these squid were big fat spawners that dont usaually show up till September and normaly these squid travel in big numbers so recent reports I have gathered on Queenscliff seem on the ball and its has been suggested that most peirs are fishing very well for squid in the last week
The water was very clean but not many squid around this time but prospects for the next trip are looking very good I suggest fishing this area in the next week as the full moon is on the wane
Posted 04 July 2003 - 12:20 PM
I've only ever caught two Squid, one on a livebait intended for Kingfish at Merimbula one night, and the other was when I tried about five years ago at Queenscliff. Others that were there at the time got quite a few, but I only got one. If someone more experienced was able to give me a few tips and hints it would help :-)
I have one artificial prawn type jig (green) and one of the metal spike type that you put a Pilchard on.
I really need to get some fresh Squid both to eat and as bait for my Mulloway expeditions.
I finally signed up after visiting here and occasionally posting as guest (PW) for about six months. It's a great site and looks good too, love the little yellow Squid icon thing :-) One of my favourite cartoons as a kid was "Squidly Didley"
Posted 07 July 2003 - 07:56 AM
It is like a mini oil rig and looks to have a drill thing in the middle of it.
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