Altona Pier, in recent times, had an artificial reef placed just off the end of the pier. Making the pier one of the best Altona fishing spots for land-based fisho’s.
That’s the facing south end looking out into Port Phillip Bay.
The reef is designed to improve fish stocks in the locality of the pier by providing a structural habitat.
The deepest part of the pier is the end, so it tends to fish best on the rising tide.
I’ve personally witnessed a school of whiting feeding right off the end of the pier.
Be warned – approach quietly as they are extremely shy and will dart off quickly into deeper water.
While Altona Pier can certainly fish well I’ve found its popularity with swimmers and kids diving off the pier can make it difficult at times. Particularly during summer!