Fishing locations Lauriston reservoir is a popular fishing destination 9 klm to the west of the small township Kyneton along Lauriston reservoir road. A deep domestic water supply its home to a good population of redfin and trout. A popular spot to fish is the dam spill wall which spreads roughly 80 meters across which often has water flowing heavily into the stream below. Its a nice spot with walking trails, park grounds, picnics tables, BBQ’s and toilets.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Redfin, Cod, Roach

BEST BAITS, LURES & TECHNIQUES

This is a great location for lures and soft plastics. Long casting metal lures are great for land based anglers. Top options include the nories wasaby and pontoon 21 paco spoon. Both are great for targeting both trout and redfin. Shallow diving hard body lures such as bullet lures, Daiwa double clutch, Rapala Countdown series and Savage gear minnows are also excellent choices. Soft plastics and spinners are also fantastic options. Its a spot renowned with flys and crickets so imitations such as the savage Gear Mayfly are great options.  Click here to see our best lures and plastics when targeting Redfin. I have seen a mix of techniques be successful at Wendouree including Fly fishing. If you know how to fly fish. If your bait fishing use a light running sinker rig or float. For bait go with Scrub worms, minnow, Power bait, Yabbies, Mudeye are great options.

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

Most freshwater species have a tendency to feed more aggressively at Dawn and Dusk. My personal favorite is fishing the sundown particularity in the warmer months

FAMILY FRIENDLY

This is a lovely place to take the family, it has basic picnic facilities and playgrounds. The upkeep is excellent and the grounds are very clean and neatly presented.

KNOWN HAZARDS

Lots of snags, and to always be careful when walking along the rocks or rock walls which can become very slippery.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

Boating and Wading are banned from this location due to it being a domestic water supply. Land based fishing from the banks only. Camping, swimming, and fires are also prohibited. Always carry a valid fishing licence.