The Warmies is considered to be one of the finest spots for fishing in Melbourne, by many. I’ve got to admit I love fishing the Warmies myself.
Back when the area was the industrial heart of Melbourne old-timers loved to say “If the stack’s blowing… I know where I’m going!” Keep reading as I’ll explain why they said this…
While it’s technically in the suburb of Newport it’s often referred to as Williamstown.
That’s probably because of the proximity to the Williamstown boat ramp.
I originally rated it a 1-star fishing spot due to the pollution in the waters feeding into the area.
However. I’ve upgraded the Fishability rating to 5 stars. Keeping the environmental aspect one star. Giving a 4-star rating overall in my Warmies Fishing Review score.
Look, I did this because the Warmies certainly produces a lot of fish.
So with that in mind, I recommend you practice Catch and Release. Just to stay on the safe side of the health aspects.