Spring Melbourne Fishing Locations 2020

Fishing Williamstown

Williamstown, located on Port Phillip Bay right around the corner from the mouth of the Yarra River. It offers a wealth of piers and fishing opportunities. Plus it’s right next door to the heart of Melbourne. Williamstown Pier, Anne Street…

Williamstown, located on Port Phillip Bay right around the corner from the mouth of the Yarra River.

It offers a wealth of piers and fishing opportunities. Plus it’s right next door to the heart of Melbourne.

Williamstown Pier, Anne Street Pier and Gem Pier fishing see species such as Pinkie Snapper, Snapper and Flathead. Not to mention the Bream and barracouta.

In other words some pretty awesome fish species right in close to the city!

Williamstown

The Warmies is an excellent spot for land-based fishing. The Warmies is technically located in the suburb of Newport. But it is frequently grouped by people as Williamstown due to the naming of the boat ramp there.

Upstream from the awesome Yarra River Estuary, the Maribyrnong River flows into the Yarra. This provides a significant estuary with excellent flows and a variety of fish species – including mulloway.

Williamstown is partially composed of industrial and marine industries in some areas. Of note is the naval dockyard.

Williamstown pier is a great fishing spot for people in the west or inner city, but I find it’s not that near me to make it a personal favourite. Having said that – don’t let my northeastern suburban Melbourne location put you off because a lot of folks fish the area with great success!

Admittedly I do fish the area, however. Normally heading down to the Warmies, sometimes known as The Hotties which a personal favourite.

Boat Ramps & Kayak Fishing

There are boat ramp facilities at Williamstown, some great piers, nice beaches and plenty of spots to launch a Yak for Kayak fishing.

The protection provided by Hobson’s Bay makes boating and kayak fishing relatively protected and safer than more exposed spots.

So much so it’s not uncommon to see several kayaks out around the anchored boats, paddling or peddling around, pulling in flathead.


Williamstown Map

Address: Williamstown VIC, Australia
Lat: -37.861
Lng: 144.885
Proximity: 14.6 km from Melbourne's GPO via M1

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Fishing Ferguson Street Pier Williamstown

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Ferguson Street Pier is close to the city of Melbourne, which means it can get a bit crowded during the peak season of warmer summer




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Fishing Gem Pier

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Gem Pier in Williamstown is steeped in history. So if you'd like to try an awesome experience of mixing fishing along with some fantastic Melbourne




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The Warmies – “If the stack’s blowing… I know where I’m going!”

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Williamstown Boat Ramp

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Ramp Overview Williamstown Boat Ramp is one of the better boat ramps in Melbourne, having relatively recently been upgraded. It's located in the same location



Dave
Dave

G'day!

I'm Dave, I live and fish in and around Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
When it comes to fishing I love going out to land-based fishing spots, heading out in the tinny (aka an Aluminum Boat) and kayak fishing.

I've been fishing since I was a teen. Beginning way back in the 1970s. It was a hobby I picked up myself as my family certainly had no interest. Making me the black sheep! My favourite fish is Flathead and Snapper. Though I'm partial to Flake (Gummy Shark) and Calamari too! While I enjoy fishing for freshwater species like Redfin and Murray Cod I prefer eating saltwater species. They're just so mouth-wateringly tasty!

I love writing about some of my favourite Melbourne Fishing Spots while fishing around Victoria. As well as the tackle I use and test.
If you see me while you're out fishing say "G' day" - I'll be the one in a bush hat.

When I'm not fishing I'm working on my websites, such as Getfished, or writing computer software (my profession.)

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