Welcome to the Casey Fields Fishing Guide. 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. It’s a great place to take the kids with a large adventure playground, 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 anglers 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. It’s a great location for kids and beginners.
Things to do at Casey Fields Park
Casey Fields park is a great location to bring the family. Its primarily a large sporting complex spanning almost 80 hectares with surrounding football ground, soccer ground, soccer field, athletics track, bike circuit, tennis courts and more. Some of our well know sporting teams train here regularly. There are also playgrounds for the kids, lots of areas to run around, BBQ facilities, sculptures, water activities and more making it a good location for a day outing.
Fishing at Casey Fields Lake
Casey fields lake is a great place to target stocked Trout. Use this link to follow Victorian trout stocking programs. 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 berely 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.
Casey fields also has redfin, golden perch, silver perch, carp and Murray cod. With the VFA stocking Casey Field with native fish this system in recent years with native fish as part of the target 1 million by 2020 and 10 million by 2022 initiatives.
This is a great location for small lures and soft plastics. Have a look at our detailed guide on the 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.
Check out this video highlighting how to target stocked rainbow trout. This video will walk you through some helpful tips to get you started.
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.
Stocking of the lake happens just prior to 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 favourite is fishing the sundown particularity in the warmer months.
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