Fishing locations Karkarook Park is a terrific urban fishing location found of on the corner of Warragul road and Fairchild street. The artificial wetlands a 15 hectare size lake is popular for canoeing, kayaking or sailing. So is walking and riding on the 6km trails or taking the dog for a walk. It too is a great fishing location for families and beginners. This lake is stocked with trout fingerlings frequently during school holiday programs and also holds good numbers of Redfin. This is a great family location not to far away from Melbourne that has great park grounds and good fishing for the family.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

Brown trout, rainbow trout, redfin, eels and carp. The state government will also start trailing the release of golden perch yellow belly as part of the target 10 million by 2022 native fish stocking program.

BEST BAITS AND LURES

Mudeye and powerbait on a float is a great choice when targeting trout, I would do so using a very simple running sinker rig with small hook or treble, and a small pea size sinker. Other good options include scrub worms, yabbies and a wide range of soft plastics & lures. Click here to see our best lures and plastics when targeting Redfin. The old humble tassie devil can go quite well in this area. Berleying an isolated area and fishing that one spot is also a great idea when bait fishing.

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 rod arund 7 foot length and weight class of 2 – 4  or 1 – 3 kilos. The main line spooled with 4 or 6 pound braid finished with a good quality leader.

MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES

Just before school holidays when trout are stocked. Trout and Redfin are notorious for feeding more heavily at Dawn and Dusk. My personal favourite is fishing the sundown.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

This is a great family location not to far away from Melbourne. It has great park grounds and good fishing for the family. Make sure you check the park open and close hours.

KNOWN HAZARDS

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