Fishing locations Hepburn Lagoon is a large man made lake. A great fishing destination located between Kingston and Blampied. Access via paddocks along Clunes road or from Werona Kingston Road. Notorious for great rainbow and brown trout fishing in winter and solid redfin fishing in summer. Its a challenging location that can get very cold and windy during winter months. A popular fishing spot by fly fishermen.
FISH SPECIES TO TARGET
Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Redfin, Eels, tench and Carp.
BEST BAITS AND LURES
Fly fishing is a popular fishing method at this locations. If your bait fishing then Mudeye on a float is a great choice when targeting trout in Hepburn lagoon. Other good options include scrub worms, power bait, yabbies. When targeting trout with lures its tough to bo past shallow diving hard body minnows, metal spoons, spinners and Tassie devils. There is also a wide range of soft plastics & lures. Click here to see our best lures and plastics when targeting Redfin.
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.
Not a great deal for the family to do in this spot. If you have young kids then look at places such as Jubille Lake which offer fishing with playgrounds and BBQ’s
It gets bitterly cold in Hepburn lagoon during winter. I can remember being in the lagoon wearing waders with the temperature below 1 degree. So remember to wear thermals and keep warm. Snakes can be located in these areas. Tiger snakes, Brown snakes and Red Bellied Black. Best bet is to wear protective gumboots and strong fabric pants.