Lauriston reservoir is a popular fishing destination 9 kilometres to the west of the small township Kyneton along Lauriston reservoir road. Deep domestic water supply for surrounding townships it’s 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.

What fish can I catch at Lauriston Reservoir

At Lauriston reservoir, you can catch brown trout, rainbow trout, redfin, cod, and roach. In recent years the reservoir has been stocked with brown trout.

What are the best lures to use at Lauriston Reservoir

This is a great location for lures and soft plastics. Click here to see our best lures and plastics when targeting Redfin. Long casting metal lures and spoons are great for land based anglers and will allow you to target both trout and redfin at the same time. Shallow diving hard body and minnow imitation lures are also excellent choices. You will also certainly catch your fair share of redfin and trout with soft plastics and spinners. You often see trout surfacing to take flys of the surface so fly and crickets so imitations such as the savage Gear Mayfly are great options.

What are the best baits to use at Lauriston Reservoir

When bait fishing at Lauriston reservoir scrub worms, minnow, power bait, yabbies and mudeye are great options. Use these either on a light running sinker rig or suspended from a float.

Rod, Reel and line setup for Lauriston Reservoir

When targeting freshwater species such as trout and redfin we recommend fishing with a spinning light rod. This will make the experience more enjoyable whilst improving your catch rates. We suggest a 1-3 or 2-4 kilo capacity fishing rod. Coupled with a 2000, 2500 or 3000 size reel. Spooled with braid between 4-8 pound finished with a rod length of a quality fluorocarbon leader.

Most productive time to fish Lauriston Reservoir

Redfin is more active in the warmer months whilst trout are more active during the cooler months. Most freshwater species have a tendency to feed more aggressively at Dawn and Dusk. My personal favourite is fishing the sundown particularity in the warmer months

Is Lauriston Reservoir a family friendly destination

This is a lovely place to take the family, it has basic picnic facilities, toilets, walking trails and playgrounds. The upkeep is excellent and the grounds are very clean and neatly presented. Many people visit this location to enjoy nature walks and birdlife spotting.

Parking availability at Lauriston Reservoir

There is ample parking at Laurtson reservoir. Just follow the roads through the main entrance which will take you to picnic and bbq areas with free parking available.

Known Hazards at Lauriston Reservoir

When fishing there are lots of snags so be prepared to lose your fair share of lures and rigs.

Always be careful when walking along the rocks or rock walls which can become very slippery.

As with all country areas please be mindful of snakes

Rules are regulations at Lauriston reservoir

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

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