Welcome to the Broken Creek Fishing Guide. Broken Creek is situated along the township of Numerkah. It’s a shallow system which resembles a river but home to yellowbelly, trout, redfin and carp.

Things to do at Numerkah Broken Creek

Numerkah is a small country town in the Goulburn valley around 200 kilometres from Melbourne. Running along broken creek home to roughly 4000 residents. Within the town, you can visit the historical society museum or the Numerkah rose gardens. Also the Numerkah information centre. There is also a vintage machinery display old town courthouse. Nearby towns offer good wineries and good fishing opportunities. 

Fishing at Broken Creek Numerkah

At Broken Creek, you can catch golden perch ( yellowbelly ), cod, rainbow trout, brown trout, redfin and carp. Keep an eye out for local stocking programs for trout and natives. Use this link to follow Victorian trout stocking programs.

If you plan on fishing with bait then scrub worms, earthworms, power bait, yabbies, minnows and mudeye are a great choice. You can suspend baits from a float or use basic running sinker or paternoster rigs to great effect when bait fishing. At Broken Creek you can also have success fishing with a wide range of soft plastics & lures. Click here to read our guide on the best lures and plastics to catch redfin. If your targeting cod and yellow belly then some great lure choices would include lip-less crank-baits such as Jackall TN series, stump jumpers which can be cast or trolled, surface lures, vibes, spinnerbaits, bassman spinners, large grub style soft plastics in dark colours. The new range of Savage Gear swimbaits is also a great option for the larger species.

When targeting trout and redfin we recommend fishing light as possible which will provide more fun and control. To maximize your chances fish with a 1-3 or 2-4 kilo rod. Coupled with a 1000, 2000 to 2500 size reel spooled with 4-6 pound braid. Finished with an equivalent quality fluorocarbon leader. When targeting golden perch ( yellow belly ) it pays to fish a little heavier, therefore, a slight upgrade to a 2-4 or 3-5 kilo rod coupled with a 2500-3000 reel loaded with 6 or 8-pound braid. If your site is set on catching a big cod then you’ll need to up your outfit. A 6 foot to 7 foot rod in a 4-8 kilo or 6-12 kilo class rod and a quality baitcaster reel spooled with 20 to 50 pound braid finished with a solid Fluro carbon leader of equal strength. There is a whole range of baitcaster options suiting different budgets. An affordable starting point would be a either a Savage Gear black savage bait caster rod and reel combo or a Shimano raider cod 642 with a Casitas baitcaster reel.

If you plan on targeting some carp, then you will want to have a medium 4-6 kilo bait rod spooled with heavier line. Click here to read our guide on How to catch carp in Melbourne. Corn kernels, bread and worms are great options.

Spring is the best time of year for targeting golden perch ( yellow belly ) and cod. They can be caught at any time of the day but often the last 2 hours of daylight can be the best. Trout are more active in the colder months and redfin ( perch ) are more active in the warmer months. Again you can catch all these different species during any part of the day, though some fish will be more active at Dawn and Dusk.

Watch this guide on our favourite lures when targeting species such as perch

Known hazards

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

Rules and regulations

Always carry your Victorian fishing license, FishingMad encourages ‘catch & release’ of all native species to help maintain the water quality within the lake however European Carp must not be returned.


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