Wyndham Harbour Fishing The Rock Wall

Information
AddressWyndham Harbour
Lat/Lng-37.965652, 144.706568
Distance28.2 km from Melbourne
Current Temp12.4 °C- Stable - Station: Werribee
Barometer1010.0 hPa - Stable
WindS - 32 km/h
Fishability Fishing Forecast Rating Star Fishing Forecast Rating Star Fishing Forecast Rating Star Fishing Forecast Rating Star Fishing Forecast Rating Star 5/5

Wyndham Harbour Fishing The Rock Wall Overview

Wyndham Harbour Fishing Rock WallWyndham Harbour Rock Wall fishing is a relatively new option as it’s a pretty part of Werribee South.

The rock wall, however, is certainly producing fish. It allows you to get a fair way out into the water. With good depth and structure.

Update: Recently the Rock wall has been extensively fenced.

It’s unclear if this was due to the bad behaviour of some anglers. Rubbish and verbal abuse or legal action over an injury claim.

You should be able to cast towards the southeast directly into Port Phillip Bay.

Flathead is a common catch. While Pinky Snapper during the spring, summer and autumn are increasingly being reported.

Be aware that access is limited in the marina area. Security will ask you to leave the boat access section after a certain time at night.

Understandable as some of the boats there are pretty expensive.

A safer bet is to access the Rock Wall from the southern side via the main road. Skipping the marina entrance.

An Important Word On Respecting Wyndham Harbour Residents & Rights Of Others

dispose or fishing lineAfter writing this article I was contacted by a resident of the Wyndham Harbour area.

The chap was rather upset about my mentioning this location on the Getfished website.

He pointed out that the residents have a daily task of cleaning up the disgusting mess many anglers leave here.

Cigarette butts, plastic containers, paper and lengths of discarded fishing line.

He pointed out that residents pay for the amenities to be kept clean, yet still have to clean up after some pretty disgusting fisho’s.

I’d like to say I completely support his position and share his frustration.

Look. It needs to be said. Only a complete scum-bucket treats our natural resources this way.

Discarded fishing line kills seabirds. Your rubbish is not only unsightly it is often plastic and kills sea life.

Cigarette butts contain plastics (the filter) and nicotine.

Nicotine is one of the most toxic substances on Earth. I’m not lecturing on not smoking because I’m an ex-smoker. But I always made a point of taking my butts home. It just takes a little container. You can even buy portable ash-trays with lids at some smoke shops.

Take your garbage with you!  Including butts and broken off lengths of fishing line.

Don’t be “that cretin” who doesn’t care.

Being an unwelcome twit reflects badly on all of us.

He also pointed out the many people block walkways with rods. This is not acceptable social behaviour either.

Get a clue, folks!

Wyndham Harbour Fishing Tips

From the beach near Wyndham Harbour, it’s possible to cast out for flathead and whiting. Look for deeper holes between sandbars.

Google Maps or Google Earth are handy for this.

A beach rod of around 10 foot is ideal. Fishing light though, unless you need the weight because of the wind or you’re specifically trying for larger fish only.

I’d recommend a paternoster rig off the Wyndham Harbour rock wall if fishing fresh or frozen bait.

Keeping your bait above the structure.

Definitely use berley.

I’ve been here a number of times and am always amazed at how many fishos fish – without landing anything – and never use berley.

Then say “nothing is biting.”

There are always days when we catch doughnuts (nothing), but fishing without berley is like fishing without shoes in winter. You’re not equipped!

Wyndham Harbour fishing is no different.

Note that it can get busy in the summertime.

A lot of small boats and kayakers fish just off the shore here. Conditions can be perfect at times. Like glass.

But be wary of onshore winds if you’re in a yak or small boat. It can get choppy fast and the winds blowing from the west (onshore) can make returning to land difficult.

What Fish Can You Catch At Wyndham Harbour ?

Fish SpeciesQuick Info
Broadnose Sevengill Shark
7 Gill Shark
Season: All Year Round
Seasonal Note:
Suggested Bait:
Australian-Salmon
Australian Salmon
Season: All Year Round
Seasonal Note: Common for schools to move through, chopping up the water before moving on. Can be common during cooler months.
Suggested Bait: Bluebait, Chicken Breast, Flathead Fillets, Mullet Fillets, Mussels, Pilchards, Pipis, Prawns, Sandworms, Squid Hoods, Squid Tentacles, Whitebait, Whiting Fillets

Black Bream
Season: All Year Round
Seasonal Note: Can become less active during Winter. Activity picking up late August. Active during warmer months.
Suggested Bait: Bluebait, Chicken Breast, Crabs, Earthworms, Mussels, Pilchards, Pipis, Prawns, Sandworms, Whitebait

Flathead
Season: All Year Round
Seasonal Note:
Suggested Bait: Bluebait, Chicken Breast, Flathead Fillets, Mullet Fillets, Mussels, Pilchards, Pipis, Prawns, Sandworms, Squid Tentacles, Whitebait, Whiting Fillets

Mullet
Season: All Year Round
Seasonal Note: Can sometimes be the only game in town during cooler weather.
Suggested Bait: Bluebait, Chicken Breast, Earthworms, Mussels, Pilchards, Pipis, Prawns, Squid Tentacles

Mulloway
Season: All Year Round
Seasonal Note:
Suggested Bait: Squid, Pilchards, Whitebait, Bluebait, Pippis, Prawn, Chicken, Fish Fillets

Pinky Snapper
Season: All Year Round. But much more prevalent during warmer months.
Seasonal Note: October through to March.
Suggested Bait: Bluebait, Chicken Breast, Flathead Fillets, Mullet Fillets, Pilchards, Pipis, Squid Tentacles, Whitebait, Whiting Fillets

Snapper
Season: Later September to end of March.
Seasonal Note: Adult specimens often come closer towards shore to feed on reefs during rougher weather.
Suggested Bait: Bluebait, Chicken Breast, Crabs, Flathead Fillets, Mullet Fillets, Mussels, Pilchards, Pipis, Prawns, Sandworms, Squid, Squid Hoods, Squid Tentacles, Whitebait, Whiting Fillets

Whiting
Season: November to April
Seasonal Note: Known to migrate from Victoria to South Australia during cooler months.
Suggested Bait: Bluebait, Chicken Breast, Mussels, Pilchards, Pipis, Prawns, Sandworms, Squid Tentacles, Whitebait
*Some fish species vary according to time of year and local environmental conditions.

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Wyndham Harbour Fishing Review Summary

Wyndham Harbour fishing is certainly productive.

However, it remains unclear how access will be managed in the future.  I know some residents are strongly opposed to the rock wall's use by the public for fishing.

This however crosses over into an Australian Constitutional issue.  All Australian citizens are granted access to natural bodies of water.  The only exceptions being military use and certain industrial uses that may cause injury.

There are exceptions - but they are legally tenuous.  I wouldn't want to be the council or group of private citizens trying to win that one in the High Court.

Having said that I completely understand their concerns.

Wyndham Harbour fishing is worthy of five stars for fishability.  The behaviour of some members of the public, including fishos, is worthy of a negative rating.

Pros

  • Free Parking
  • Good range of fish species
  • Excellent structure and deeper water access

Cons

  • Poor fishing behaviour has seen restrictions placed on fishing
  • The rock wall can be dangerous. Serious injury is very possible.

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