Fishing locations Werribee Rockwall Wyndham Harbour As part of the new Wyndham Harbor establishment this long man made rock wall was only established a few years ago. It does however provide a great fishing opportunity for local land based anglers. It allows you to reach decent water depth and target a range of species. There area at times can be very weedy so you will need to take some time when arriving to work out the best side to fish. This is often determined by wind and swell direction. I have seen a lot of good size flathead caught from this area both on bait and soft plastics. the key though is casting far enough into an area without weed.
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FISH SPECIES TO TARGET
Snapper, flathead, 7 gill shark, whiting, squid. There are lots of present pest species such as eagle rays, sting rays, banjo sharks, puffer fish.
BEST BAITS AND LURES
small strips of pilchard, chicken, squid for pinkies and flathead. A full silver whiting or pilchard if your targeting a big snapper, shark or ray. A range of soft plastics will work well here for flathead and pinkies.
We recommend a couple of different setups. When bait fishing you will need a medium strength rod. Ideally something 7-9 foot in length that allows you to cast a far distance out is preferable. A 3-5 or 5-8 kilo rod capacity rod is suitable. With a 400- size reel spooled with 10 pound line. Similar setup for targeting snapper by boat. I also like taking lighter setups with a paternoster rig for flathead and pinkies which are the most frequent catches. If your planning to stick it out and target something bi then walk towards then end of the rock wall and cast as far out as far as you can with a full pilchard to target sharks and snapper.
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
Night fishing at this spot is a great choice if your targeting sharks, eels and snapper. I also like fishing first and last light.
The rock wall isn’t the ideal location for the family. You would be better of sticking to Werribee beach which has a playground and shallow water that the kids can play in.
There is a sign at the end of the rock wall requesting people don’t walk on the rocks. Of course everyone does, but this is a very slippery and challenging walking area so do take care. I have seen some people fall on the rocks and left with nasty injuries. This can be a very weedy area and at times almost unfishable so wind direction can play a big factor.
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.