Fishing locations Barkers creek reservoir is a small reservoir also known as Harcourt located all the way down the Calder freeway past Bendigo up within the hills between the central goldfileds and orchards of Victoria. Despite its size Barkers creek reservoir can produce quality Redfin and Trout. Often producing quality not quantity.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

redfin & trout

BEST BAITS AND LURES

Scrub worms, Crickets, Power bait, Yabbies, Mudeye. When the water level is high enough and you can get past the weed beds flicking a wide range of spinners, soft plastics & lures can be a great method of catching a prized reddie or trout. Click here to see our best lures and plastics when targeting Redfin.

ROD SETUP

When targeting Trout and Redfin fish as light as possible which will make the experience more fun and improve your chances. Redfin will actively take many baits or lures. To maximize your chances fish with a 2 – 4  or 1 – 3 kilo rod. The main line spooled with 4 pound braid finished with a good quality leader.

This is also a terrific spot for fly fisherman who can drift nymph flies with great success for trout.

MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES

Any time of day, though some fish will be more active at Dawn and Dusk

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Its a lovely scenic area, probably not a great amount of things to keep the kids occupied. So if your taking the family maybe keep the fishing to short sessions and enjoy the surrounding views, orchids and townships.

KNOWN HAZARDS

As with all country rural areas always be mindful of snakes.