Fishing locations Lake Daylesford is a beautiful fishing destination nestled in the heart of town in Daylesford. Man made lake Built in 1930 its become one of the main attractions in a vibrant township. A very scenic and picturesque spot which often has amazing photo oppertunities. Its an area that offers great walking trials and often see local weddings stopping in for photo opportunities. The lake however does hold a nice assortment of trout and redfin. There are scattered fishing jetties along the pathways which make great fishing. Its also a great spot to hire a paddleboat or take out the Kayak.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

Redfin

BEST BAITS AND LURES

I like to fish this location with soft plastics, and in the deeper sections smaller blades and vibes. Click here to see our best lures and plastics when targeting Redfin. If bait fishing then Scrub worms, Power bait, Yabbies, Mudeye

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.

MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES

Trout and Redfin are notorious for feeding more heavily at Dawn and Dusk. My personal favourite is fishing the sundown.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Hire a paddleboat or take the kids on the playground. There are picnic grounds and BBQ’s and not to far away from cafes, boutique shops and other lakes such as Lake Jubilee, Pykes creek & Calembeen Park. They will keep the kids occupied even if the fishing is quiet.

KNOWN HAZARDS

For some reason wasps are really bad in this area. The main carpark is often swarming with them. Snakes can also be a hazard in these areas. Tiger snakes, Brown snakes and Red Bellied Black.