Fishing Werribee River Entrance

Diggers Rd, Werribee South VIC 3030, Australia

Werribee River Entrance, located in Werribee South, offers a pier on the estuary, a boat ramp and beach fishing.

Bream is the target most often sought by shore-based anglers on the pier. Flathead from the beach – and the pier – and whiting being the other species of interest.

Heading out of the mouth, using the boat ramp, into Port Phillip Bay gives access to deeper water with the flathead, pinkie snapper and adult snapper.

Naturally, other great bay species like flathead are there too.

The location is great for small and larger vessels. The mouth is always open and has a clearly marked channel for boaties.

The river entrance pier is nice for families, though it can get pretty busy, so start early.

Werribee River Entrance Pier

Fishing the 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 river also discolours after heavy rains, which can send the Bream off the bite.

While flathead is caught in the estuary off the pier they’re more often targeted off the beach.

Werribee River Entrance Pier

Werribee South Boat Ramp

At the time of writing, boaties are calling on assistance to have the boat ramp repaired.

Technically there are six boat ramps at Werribee South.

Fishing Werribee River Entrance

There’s also a carpark dedicated to vehicles with boat trailers, as well as a toilet block.

Look, as much as I historically love the area for pier fishing – the fact is the state of the boat ramps is a disgrace.  That’s a state government issue.  They promised at the Nov 2018 election this would be a Melbourne wide priority. 

We’ll see…

But the state of the toilet block, I think, comes back to the local council. 

It’s often in a disgusting state in the last few years.  I understand some people abuse public facilities.  But that’s no excuse for neglect.

Hopefully, this will be corrected, as the local press are running feature stories on the boat ramp neglect as recently as September 2018.

Werribee South River Mouth

From the beach, it’s possible to cast out into the channel for both flathead and bream.

While most people tend to target bream on the pier and flathead from the beach, the fact is both species are caught from both locations.

Beach

The beach extends from the river mouth north to the rock wall at Wyndham Harbour.

The beaches to the south are off-limits due to Melbourne Water boards usage.

From the beach, 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.

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.

Wyndham Harbour Rock Wall

This is a relatively new area.  The rocks wall, however, has begun producing fish.  It allows you to get a fair way out into the water.  With good depth and structure.

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.

From the beach, 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.

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.

Dave

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