Welcome to the Calembeen Park Fishing Guide. Calembeen Park is located in the lovely rural town of Creswick next to the local caravan park. This is a great tranquil spot with picnic grounds and is close to the local wool mills. It’s also close to surrounding towns such as Ballarat and Daylesford and an ideal fishing location for the family.

Things to do Calembeen Park

A lovely picnic ground setting with electric BBQs, picnic tables, toilet facilities and scenic walks. The location has a swimming pool and historic diving platforms. However, it’s a lovely scenic spot to take the family and kids for a picnic lunch and fish. There are also available water activities in the smaller lakes. The township of Creswick has plenty to offer with local markets, golf course, horse riding trails, wineries, walking tracks, playgrounds, sports tracks, cafes and shops.

Fishing at Calembeen Park

Calembeen Park Lake is shallow along the edges but does get very deep. Here you can target several freshwater fish species mainly redfin but also rainbow trout, tench and yellowbelly. This lake is occasionally stocked with rainbow trout just prior to school holidays. Use this link to follow Victorian trout stocking programs.

If your fishing with bait then we would recommend using power bait in bright colours, live minnows, scrub worms, maggots and mudeye under a float, paternoster rig or a small running sinker rig. When fishing with lures and soft plastics we would strongly suggest starting with small soft plastics including curl tails and paddle tails, spinners and shallow diving hard body lures. For more suggestions read our guide on the Best lures and soft plastics to catch redfin 

Check out this video highlighting how to target stocked rainbow trout.

When targeting freshwater species such as trout and redfin we recommend fishing with a spinning light rod. This will make the experience more enjoyable whilst improving your catch rates. We suggest a 1-3 or 2-4 kilo capacity fishing rod. Coupled with a 2000, 2500 or 3000 size reel. Spooled with a decent quality braid between 4-8 pound finished with a rod length of a quality fluorocarbon leader.

Redfin is more active in the warmer months whilst trout are more active during the cooler months. Most freshwater species have a tendency to feed more aggressively at Dawn and Dusk. My personal favourite is fishing the sundown particularity in the warmer months.

Acknowledgements

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