The local stocked lakes have been fishing well for trout over the last week of the school holidays. While the weather was reasonable anglers were out making the most of the feisty trout. The standouts have been Karkarook Park Lake and also Eildon pondage for some bigger fish.
Customer Gordon has been catching some really nice specimens from the pondage, with fish over 2.5kg not uncommon. Gordon has been fishing a coarse method
with both 'trout dough' and powerbait in a variety of colours. Gordon has found many anglers giving up easily on his last few sessions, with many people
only staying for half an hour or so with no berley - which is one of the keys to getting these fish going.
Staff member Don took his nephews Zac and Aaron out to Karkarook Park for a spot of trout fishing and they weren't disappointed. Don showed the boys how
to set up their lines correctly for this style of fishing, and after a little while they started getting into some fish. Fine mix berley got the fish
going after about 20 minutes and the small fine gauge hooks did their job in pinning the trout in the jaw. The trout dough caught more on this occasion,
but 'lime twist' coloured powerbait also caught a couple of fish.
Another young angler catching trout at Karkarook Park is Breanna. Breanna was fishing with her dad Darren at the lake where she hooked and landed 3 rainbow
trout by herself. The feeder cage rig worked wonders is keeping the fish active in the area that they were fishing, and gave a burst of scent around
the bait when it hit the water.