Fishing Wyndham Harbour Rock Wall

Wyndham Harbour Rock Wall is a relatively new area. The rock wall, however, has begun producing fish. It allows you to get a fair way out into the water.

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

You should be able to cast towards the south-east 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 The Residents & Rights Of Others

After 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.

Wyndham Harbour Rock Wall

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. Trash 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! 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!

Fish Species

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 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!

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 Fish Species

Fish SpeciesSuggested Bait

Snapper
Later September to end of March.
Adult specimens often come closer towards shore to feed on reefs during rougher weather.

Bluebait, Chicken Breast, Crabs, Flathead Fillets, Mullet Fillets, Mussels, Pilchards, Pipis, Prawns, Sandworms, Squid, Squid Hoods, Squid Tentacles, Whitebait, Whiting Fillets

Pinky Snapper
All Year Round. But much more prevalent during warmer months.
October through to March.

Bluebait, Chicken Breast, Flathead Fillets, Mullet Fillets, Pilchards, Pipis, Squid Tentacles, Whitebait, Whiting Fillets

Flathead

Bluebait, Chicken Breast, Flathead Fillets, Mullet Fillets, Mussels, Pilchards, Pipis, Prawns, Sandworms, Squid Tentacles, Whitebait, Whiting Fillets

Australian Salmon
All Year Round
Common for schools to move through, chopping up the water before moving on. Can be common during cooler months.

Bluebait, Chicken Breast, Flathead Fillets, Mullet Fillets, Mussels, Pilchards, Pipis, Prawns, Sandworms, Squid Hoods, Squid Tentacles, Whitebait, Whiting Fillets

Black Bream
All Year Round.
Can become less active during Winter. Activity picking up late August. Active during warmer months.

Bluebait, Chicken Breast, Crabs, Earthworms, Mussels, Pilchards, Pipis, Prawns, Sandworms, Whitebait

Mullet
All Year Round.
Can sometimes be the only game in town during cooler weather.

Bluebait, Chicken Breast, Earthworms, Mussels, Pilchards, Pipis, Prawns, Squid Tentacles

*Some fish species vary according to time of year and local environmental conditions.


Wyndham Harbour Rock Wall Address

Address: Wyndham Harbour, Quay Boulevard, Werribee South VIC, Australia
Lat: -37.9656295
Lng: 144.7065581
Proximity: 40 km from Melbourne via Princess Highway

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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