With the school holidays coming up next week, DEPI Victoria have stocked a number of local suburban lakes with yearling rainbow trout so that kids of all
ages can access some decent fun fishing that is close to home. For a complete list of lakes that have been stocked please follow the link below.
While these trout may be small and feisty and can be caught lure, fly and bait-fishing; they aren't complete knockovers, especially if you are using the
wrong gear or methods. The single most effective method for catching these fish is 'simplified coarse fishing'. The use of specific berley mixtures,
rigs and baits will just about ensure success at any location. If you're unsure about any of the methods used we can show you in store as without proper
explanation it can sound confusing.
Staff member George and his mate Pero used this 'simplified' method of coarse fishing down at Karkarook Park Lake just recently to land their 10 trout
in a short time. George said that the fish would bite very timidly and any resistance against them would force them to drop the bait and move off.
In this scenario very light tipped 'feeder' style rods and the most effective tool for hooking these type of subtle biting fish.
Staff member Don also took his young twins down to Karkarook Park Lake for a bit of fun on the trout this week, and using the same light line method of
fishing the twins were unstoppable. Even a 2lb carp came along and took one of the baits, which became soup for one of Don's European friends.
In a suburban wetland not too far away, fishing nut Jordan has been honing his skills and tactics on some redfin while the weather has been average. Jordan
has been using a variety of methods including weedless soft plastic rigs to entice the reddies from out of the reeds and grass. The good thing about
this form of fishing is that virtually every wetland or suburban lake around Melbourne will have these fish in them. A good way to practice your skills
close to home