This area is one of Brunys highlights. Neck Beach offers some of the states best surf fishing. The beach offers good size catches sand flathead, large rays and strong fighting school and gummy shark. It is the large Australian salmon that get the locals talking though. When these appear in schools the action is fast, furious and breathtaking. The best access to the beach is in front of The Neck camping ground. Best baits to use are pilchards and squid. The traditional red and white popper also works well rigged on the top dropper of a paternoster rig. The standard lure is a silver wobbler or slice.
Well worth making the trip. Large leatherjacket and flathead are virtually always available. Spinning around the mouth is a prime spot for Australian salmon. Further up from the mouth is where a large population of bream call home. These are not easy to catch though, but persistence does pay off. Care must be taken at the mouth as the changing tide can create dangerous situations.
This is where the old ferry used to dock. It is a very protected area that can be a saviour when weather conditions are unkind. Species such as morwong, flathead, mackerel, mullet, cod and the occasional Atlantic salmon are caught in this area. Fishing around the old wharf with mussels and anchovies will often bring good results. This area is rich in oysters and offers a safe mooring.
This is one of Brunys busiest locations. Many holiday homes are located here. The jetty is a great place to fish for squid, especially after dark. Flathead and barracouta are also targeted and it is one of the best places to catch a feed.
Flathead, squid, wrasse and leather jacket are all readily taken in this area. The best spots are the wharf or pontoon. This is a great place to spend a lazy afternoon.
The jetty near the end of the main road is a good spot for squid and flathead.