Fishing locations Jack Roper Reserve is an interesting fishing proposition which is easily seen when driving on the metropolitan ring rod near Broadmeadows. Its a shallow system stocked with trout but more notorious for the large carp.
FISH SPECIES TO TARGET
Carp, Trout, Redfin, Roach
BEST BAITS AND LURES
Worms, Corn, Bread, Maggots
If your chasing Carp then a 3 – 6 kilo rod with a 4000 size reel is very appropriate. 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
Anytime of the day is fine, however dawn and dusk can be more active
A great spot to take the kids. There is parking, toilet facilities, a great adventure playground, gardens and swan feeding.
There has been recent fires in the areas which has seen many carp rising to the surface,
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Always carry your Victorian fishing license, European Carp must not be returned.