For anglers who enjoy a relaxing spot of bait fishing, most of South East Melbourne's suburban lakes are filled with fish that will take a well presented bait. Trout, redfin, carp and roach are all good targets for coarse angling.

Customers Vito and Zoran headed down to their local lake where they berleyed up with some fine grain breadcrumb mixture berley and a short while later some nice roach were caught. Baits of maggot suspended under a float worked best with the berley trail.



With a few cooler days still mixed most of the local stocked lakes haven't been too bad for catching a few trout. Customer George has been fishing some of the local stocked trout lakes lately for a bit of fun on the fly and spin gear. George has been catching some larger than average rainbow trout using a few different variations of the Wooly Bugger flies, and also on small shallow hardbodies in the 50 - 70mm size.

Customer Monica has also seen some success at local lakes such as Karkarook Park by using Rainbow coloured Berkley Powerbait fished on a small ultralight treble. This rig type is deadly on stocked trout when used in conjunction with zealcol Trout Pellets.

At Rowville Lakes customer Trevor reports that the roach were going mad last week, with 31 caught between him and his son on a mixture of corn and maggot baits set under a float. The same rig also saw a massive 31lb carp caught by his mate too.


Nick took a drive to Lake Eildon to check out the water level and see if he could find a few Trout.  Nick and his mate caught fish working the timbered shorelines of Jew’s Creek, throwing hardbodies like Daiwa Double Clutches and Nories Laydown Minnows in and around the bankside vegetation.  They hooked a few monsters that couldn’t be stopped, but landed Trout to 600g.

Jordan has been fishing around Eildon in the pondage and rivers and has caught some nice Trout, mainly using suspending hardbodies and small paddletail soft plastics

Colin fished around Bonnie Doon with some mates recently, mainly targeting the coarse species in Lake Eildon, with good results.  Some Lovely Trout made up the bags, along with loads of Roach, Redfin and Carp.  The guys normally fish maggot/feeder cage rigs with lots of berley on the coarse species.