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Werribee River Entrance Pier

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Diggers Rd, Werribee South VIC 3030, Australia

40 km from Melbourne via Princess Highway

Lng: 144.6865994


Toilets , Picnic Area , BBQ Area , Boat Cleaning Area

Getfished Tip, Werribee River Entrance Pier

This post is a small part taken from our Fishing Werribee River Entrance Getfished Article.

Fishing the Werribee River Entrance Pier can be a challenge in the early part of the season. From September through to early December it can be a bit weedy.

The weediness has been worse in recent years due to a lack of dredging.  Hopefully, this will be fixed soon.

The river also discolours after heavy rains, which can send the Bream off the bite.  So it pays to keep an eye on recent weather.  As a general rule if there’s been heavy rain in the Western suburbs of Melbourne there’s a strong likelihood the Werribee River entrance will be discoloured.

While flathead is caught in the estuary off the pier they’re more often targeted off the adjoining beach area of Port Phillip Bay.

In my experience, there seems to be more flathead caught off the pier in the months following dredging after the water settles and more sand is exposed.

In my opinion fishing light here makes sense. Keeping mainline at or below 10lb, with a slightly heavier leader if you must.

When the weed is thick it’s hard to keep your bait – or lures – out of it. I wouldn’t use a running sinkerRunning Sinker Running Sinker for this reason. Though even a paternosterPaternoster Rig Paternoster Rig is going to get weed entangled at times.

With soft plasticsSoft Plastic Lure Soft Plastic Lures, motor oil paddletails seem to work well on bream and flathead.

With fresh and frozen baits I’ve found prawns to be amongst the best, with pilchards and pippies running a close second. Chicken breast, with a touch of garlic and/or aniseed, can work at times. But not always. So be prepared to try out different baits and presentations.

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By Dave - from Getfished!


Dave spends most of his time split between fishing, working on Getfished and on boating and kayak fishing. After 30+ years as a programmer spending more time as a fisho has allowed him to grow his passion for the hobby. Running Getfished has meant Dave's been able to share some of the places he loves to fish at. As well as some of his favourite tackle and gear.