Fishing locations Daylesford Creswick Ballan have a lot of beautifully scattered fresh water fishing holes, with an abundance of Redfin and Trout. Terrific locations in Daylesford to try include Bostock Reservoir, Wombat Reservoir, Pykes Creek, Lake Jubilee, Lake Daylesford, Denherts Dam, A little further up towards Creswick you have some of the best trout fishing Victoria has to offer with Newlyns Reservoir, Hepburn Lagoon and Calembeen Park.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Redfin, Eels and Carp.

BEST BAITS AND LURES

Scrub worms, Power bait, Yabbies, Mudeye and a wide range of soft plastics & lures. Click here to see our best lures and plastics when targeting Redfin.

ROD SETUP

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

MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES

Trout and Redfin are notorious for feeding more heavily at Dawn and Dusk. My personal favourite is fishing the sundown.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

There are terrific spots for the kids that have picnic grounds and playgrounds such as Lake Jubilee, Pykes creek & Calembeen Park. They will keep the kids occupied even if the fishing is quiet.

KNOWN HAZARDS

Snakes are a major hazard in these areas. Tiger snakes, Brown snakes and Red Bellied Black. Best bet is to wear protective gumboots and strong fabric pants.