Fishing locations Hanging Rock is a beautiful location amongst the Macedon ranges more known for its picturesque walking tracks and stunning rare volcanic rock formations along the top of the mountain walks. Its a location for amazing photos, and picnics with the resident kangaroos, koalas, wallaby’s, many species of birds, lizards and wild life. Its a spot that the family will love, but many don’t realise that there is a small fishing pool located near the race track.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

rainbow trout & redfin. The lake is often stocked with trout during school holiday programs.

BEST BAITS AND LURES

Scrub worms, Crickets, Power bait, Yabbies, Mudeye. If you can get past the weed beds flicking a wide range of spinners, soft plastics & lures can be a great method of catching a prized reddie or trout. 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.

This is also a terrific spot for fly fisherman who can drift nymph flies with great success for trout.

MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES

Any time of day, though some fish will be more active at Dawn and Dusk

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Its a lovely area, with stunning views, photo opportunities, walking trials, open picnic grounds amongst the kangaroos and birds. You can enjoy the surrounding views and challenge yourself to climb to the top.

KNOWN HAZARDS

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

PARKING

Ample parking with $10 entry fee