Fishing locations Webb Dock is a interesting fishing location hidden within Port Melbourne overlooking Port Phillip Bay. It can produce all year round but can provide spectacular Snapper fishing in the summer months. Located on the corner of The Blvd and Todd Road there is ample parking followed by a 10 minute walk along the gravel tracks to fish one of the jetties or along the rock wall at the end. Port Melbourne’s Australia’s busiest container port. There has been some major investment to this place with a 1.6 billion dollar redevelopment of shipping and gantry facilities. There are some nice touches though including a new state of the art adventure playground.
FISH SPECIES TO TARGET
Snapper, Flathead, Flounder, Bream, Salmon, Trevally, Mullet
BEST BAITS AND LURES
Pilchard, Raw Chicken, Squid
This area is full of rocks that you will frequently snag your line on, so casting out a far distance is key. I would suggest a medium to light 8 or 9 foot rod. Your most likely to catch many small Pinkies and Flathead so you don’t want to fish to heavy but need to be prepared for the the odd large snapper. Often I will user a running sinker rig to a swivel and 50cm of strong leader finished with a Pilchard tail or small squid head. If you chasing pinkies then a paternoster rig with raw chicken breast will fish very well.
This is also a good spot to flick soft plastics. You will need to use a heavy jig head to cast out further. Soft plastics slowly retrieved or hopped will allow you to catch flathead and pinkies. Worm, grubz and minnow imitation soft plastics are great choices. Z-man grubZ, squidgee wrigglers, Savage Gear pro grubs, Z-man slim swimZ, Savage Gear slim minnows are all good choices.
MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES
This spot usually fishes well on the tide change often seeing Pinkies caught on the incoming high tide and flathead caught on the outgoing low tide
This isn’t really a kid friendly location, there are steep rock walls and there isn’t a lot of room for playing. It can also be a very difficult spot to bring in a fish with many rocks. There is however a very cool state of the art adventure playground which has been installed recently and direct access to the beach.
Slippery rock wall and many rods being cast in a condensed area so be mindful of others casting around you and expect to bring lots of spare line and hooks for all the snags.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Only 2 fishing lines permitted, Always carry your Victorian fishing license, and always follow catch limits. Where possible we encourage catch and release.