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This post is a small part taken from our Fishing Altona Pier Getfished Article.
Altona boat ramp is a great place to launch a boat, be it a fishing boat, tinny or even kayak. Excellent bay access to some equally excellent fishing areas.
As of October 2019 boat ramp launching and car parking is free.
Some good boat fishing is to be had a few hundred meters offshore directly south from the boat ramp. You’ll often see boats anchored off there.
I’d consider a paternoster rigPaternoster Rig – even from your boat. This gives you the opportunity to keep your bait above the weeds. While allowing for bait “cocktails” to see what works that day.
In keeping with my recommendations on all boat ramps, I do not recommend fishing on our in close proximity to boaties launching or retrieving boats. In Altona, you’ve got such a variety of great landbased spots anyway. Like the pier, the beach etc.
That’s because it’s risky for the person fishing, the boat owner and the general public.
There’s enough room in the world not to crowd out each other. Courtesy goes a long way.
One of the things that bug me with Altona Pier is the way Jet Skis buzz your line on the pier. People who do this are not only breaking the law, risking their license and the safety of the public. But they’re completely stupid idiots, too. Not all Jet Ski drivers are like this. But the twits seem to have made their purpose in life – to try and overshadow the good guys.
So – it stands the reason we should give the boaties, whether they’re fisho’s or not, the same respect we wish for. Give them some room!