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

ROD SETUP

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

FAMILY FRIENDLY

A great spot to take the kids. There is parking, toilet facilities, a great adventure playground, gardens and swan feeding.

KNOWN HAZARDS

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.