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This post is a small part taken from our Fishing Williamstown Getfished Article.
It’s considered to be one of the finest spots for fishing in Melbourne, by many.
While it’s technically in the suburb of Newport I’ve included here under Williamstown. That’s because of the proximity to the boat ramp.
I’d rate it a 5-star fishing spot because it certainly produces a lot of fish. But I decided one star purely because of the pollution levels. While considered safe to eat for the most part there are EPA recommendations on how much. This is due to heavy metals and other toxins pumped out by industry historically – and more recently some severe, illegal spills in the waterways feeding the Yarra/Maribyrnong system.
Essentially the power station pumps warm water, used to drive it’s turbines, into the channel.
This warmer water rises from as low as nine degrees C to 22 degrees C – and unsurprisingly is favoured by fish.
There’s a large carpark, public toilets, parkland and BBQ facilities. It’s pretty well serviced. It can also get incredibly overcrowded at times. So it’s important to be respectful of other anglers. Take care not to cast over lines already out there and crowd other folks out.
Bream, Mullet and the mighty Mulloway can be caught all year round. Snapper and flathead moving in during Spring and Summer.
During the Winter and Spring Australian Salmon and Tailor can be caught. Some of the best times to fish are when the smokestack is operating at the power station. That’s when the warmer water is flowing into the channel. Fishing at night is best if you’re targeting Mulloway.
Fish the tide changes in general as this channel is pretty much devoid of fish-friendly structure.
Baits and lures are varied here. Hardbody spinning, soft plastics, frozen baits like Pippi, squid head, squid tentacles, whitebait, pilchards, sandworms, prawns and Bass yabbies are popular choices.
From time to time some pretty impressive Mulloway and Snapper are taken at the Warmies.
This is a collection of videos I’ve collected centred around fishing at The Warmies.
Some of these address techniques and fish species caught – including a very large snapper!