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Cowes Jetty on Phillip Island was built in 1870 and remains a focal point of the town of Cowes. It is flanked by sheltered beaches which are a popular attraction for families. There are numerous facilities within walking distance from the pier including, toilets, barbeques and playgrounds. Arcoss the road in the town of Cowes are numerous cafes, resturants and shops.
Fishing is a major attraction to the Cowes Jetty with numerour fish species available, including: squid, King George whiting, Australian salmon, silver trevally, gummy shark, elephant fish, barracouta, snapper, flathead and garfish. This pier is exposed in strong northerly winds. Fishing from the pier is much more comfortable with southerly wind conditions.
You may also like to catch a ferry across Western Port to Stony Point or to French Island and Seal rocks. For ferry time tables, tickets and booking information visit the Inter Island Ferries website.
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19 Feb 2014
Parks Victoria is reminding residents it is illegal to dump household rubbish in a public place after a recent dumping was reported near Fryerstown last week. Noel Muller, Ranger at Castlemaine said discovering dumped rubbish in the park was disappointing and an environmental hazard. “The area near Fryerstown has been…