Fishing locations Casey Fields Lake is a popular fishing location just over an hours drive from Melbourne and a stone throw from the heart of Cranbourne. Located amongst the sporting grounds along Berwick Cranbourne road with ample parking. Its a great place to take the kids with a large adventure playgrounds, walking tracks, BBQ’s, and picnic areas. When it comes to fishing this lake is great for targeting carp, trout and redfin. There are several fishing jetties scattered around the parklands. We have seen some big carp and some big rainbow trout landed from here in recent years. On its day the fishing can be plentiful with many angers catching fish, and in recent years has become popular with Kayak anglers who can venture out towards the islands in the middle of the lake. The lake is stocked regularly with trout fingerlings by Vic fisheries during most school holidays. Its a great location for kids and beginners.

BEST BAITS, LURES & TECHNIQUES

Stocked Trout

BEST BAITS AND LURES

Powerbait trout nuggets suspended from a float area a great option for fishing Casey Fields. I keep the power bait about 40cm underneath the float. Power bait is similar to what stocked trout are used to eating in the farming hatcheries so they will eagerly take power bait. Use some trout pellets as burely to bring them into the area, many locals have noted this as key to catching more fish in this spot. Other bait options include scrub worms, maggots, corn, and mudeye. Either from a float or with a light running sinker rig.

This is a great location for small lures and soft plastics. Click here to see our best lures and plastics when targeting Redfin. Small spinners and small minnow imitation soft plastics lightly weighed are a great option here for trout. So are smaller size tassie devils. Smaller Shallow diving hard body lures such as bullet lures, Daiwa double clutch, Rapala Countdown series and Savage gear minnows are also excellent choices.

ROD SETUP

When targeting Trout 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 1-3 or 2-4 kilo rod. The main line spooled with 4 pound braid finished with a good quality leader.

MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES

Stocking of the lake happens just prior each school holidays, so that’s the best time to go. But make sure you put all the small trout caught back into the system to grow. Most freshwater species have a tendency to feed more aggressively at Dawn and Dusk. My personal favorite is fishing the sundown particularity in the warmer months

FAMILY FRIENDLY

This is a great location to bring the family. Playgrounds for the kids, lots of areas to run around, BBQ facilities, sculptures, water activities and more.

KNOWN HAZARDS

All country areas are inhabited by wildlife such as Snakes and Lizards, so be weary of venomous snakes such as Brown, Tiger and Red bellied Black.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

No powered boats allowed on the water. Camping and open fires are prohibited. Always carry your Victorian fishing license, FishingMad encourage ‘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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