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Sandon River

3.7/5 - (47 votes)
29°40'35.65" S, 153°19'28.93" E

Sandon River is a small 16km long river and is located at the sleepy holiday town of Sandon, there are no services in Sandon. The Sandon River campground is located at the mouth of the Sandon River and is a great spot to camp and find fishing  spots in the Sandon River. Access to the campground is via a gravel road which helps to keep the tourist numbers a little lower. Fishing the Sandon River anglers can expect Bream, Flathead, Whiting, Luderickand from the headlands Mulloway and Tailor are common catches. 

There are several good land based spots for fishing the Sandon River and there is also okay access through the bar to offshore fishing spots.

Recommended fishing gear for the Sandon River

Fishing the Sandon River, a 4-6kg spin outfit with braid and fluorocarbon leader will cover most fishing when chasing Bream, Flathead, Whiting and Luderick. 

Fishing for tailor is a bit different but 6kg outfit will cover most Tailor, 10kg is preferred. Mulloway will require a more heavy duty setup, around 15kg will cover it.

Here are some quick tips for fishing in the Sandon River

  • Flathead – 3” pink soft plastics work well
  • Whiting – Fresh pumped yabbies
  • Bream – will take all sorts of lures and bait, deep water metal vibes work well. Soft plastics around man made structures like jetties. Bait works well at most land based spots
  • Mulloway – Live bait like mullet is dynamite, however jewfish will readily take larger soft plastics and even hard body lures in the right conditions
  • Tailor – metal slugs around 50-90g retrieved at a constant speed not far from the surface
  • Luderick – Cabbage weed or stringy weed, have been known to take prawns, worms and yabbies

If you just like to go have fun with the family a simple running ball sinker setup using fresh bought bait will work wonders for Bream, Flathead, Luderick and Tailor!

Where to go fishing near Sandon River?

  • Sandon Hole

    Fish the deeper hole here for Bream and the occasional mulloway. The runout tide here produces...

  • Sandon yabbies 02

    Another great spot to pump yabbies, fish the incoming tide here for Whiting with the freshly...

  • Sandon River Oyster beds

    Fish the incoming tide for bream along this stretch of the Sandon River, oyster aquaculture.

  • Toumbaal Creek

    Fish the outgoing tide for Flathead and Bream. Soft plastics hopped along the bottom works well,...

  • Sandon Yabbies

    Good yabbies beds here, pump yabbies on the low tide and fish the incoming tide for...

  • Sandon River Mouth

    Bream, Flathead and whiting, incoming tide fishes best. Yabbies beds upstream on the sand flats in...

  • Plover Island

    Tailor can be caught on both sides of this little headland. Bream and luderick are also...

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Recommended Lures for Sandon River

Click here to find the best lures for fishing Sandon River. 5 stars mean this lure has been hand picked for Sandon River.

Twisty 70g

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Tailor

Squidgies Pro Lobby

$9.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Jewie 150

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Jewfish / Mulloway

Bream Prawn Vibe

$12.95
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Skippy Surface Lure

$13.49
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream, Yellowfin Whiting
Squidgies Pro Range Wriggler - 65mm

Pro Wriggler – 65mm

$8.95
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Dusky Flathead, Yellowfin Bream

Squidgies Pro Critter 55mm

$9.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Twisty 55g

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Tailor
Bream Lure the Strike Pro Pygmy 2

Pygmy 2 – Strike Pro

$12.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream
Berkley Gulp! Shrimp 2"

Gulp Shrimp 2″

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Dusky Flathead, Yellowfin Bream

Squidgies Pro Wriggler – 80mm

$9.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

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