Fishing locations 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 close the local wool mills. Its also nice and close to surrounding areas Ballarat and Daylesford and an ideal fishing location for the family.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

rainbow trout, redfin, tench, yellow belly. The trout are occasionally stocked during school holiday programs.

BEST BAITS AND LURES

Scrub worms, Crickets, Power bait, Yabbies, Mudeye. A wide range of spinners, soft plastics & lures can be a great way of catching a prized reddie or trout. Click here to see our best lures and plastics when targeting Redfin.

ROD SETUP

For flicking lures and plastics you cant go past a light spinning rod around 7 foot in length with a 1-3 kilo class or 2-4 kilo class. There are so many great options to choose from in this range which can be quite confusing for beginners. When choosing a reel 1000, 2040 or 2500 size is best, spooled with 4-6 pound braid and finished with a 2 or 4 pound leader. For bait fishing again a light rod setup is best. A 2-4 kilo class rod with a 2500 size reel would be a great option spooled with 6 pound line. Beginners can go a little heavier with a 3-5 kilo rod.

MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES

Dawn and dusk great options but will fish well most hours of the day.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

There are picnic grounds with BBQ’s and toilet facilities. Its 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.

KNOWN HAZARDS

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