Fishing locations Malmsbury River was constructed way back in 1865 and today is used as a domestic water supply.  This fishing destination in situated about 10 minutes drive form the township Kyenton and short distance from the Lauriston reservoir and upper coliban reservoir.  Fishing is permitted from the banks and dam wall. During the dry months many areas of this fishing hole are unfishable with very low water levels. Its regularly stocked with Trout and a great spot to target Trout and an abundance of Redfin. As this is part of the local drinking water there is no boating or wadding in this River.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Redfin, Carp, Tench & Goldfish

BEST BAITS AND LURES

If fishing with bait then Scrub worms, Power bait, Yabbies, and Mudeye are great options. Flicking lures can be challenging as the shallow areas are full of weed and grass so you need to cast beyond those areas to have any success. Soft plastics and spinners are also fantastic options. Click here to see our best lures and plastics when targeting Redfin. Shallow diving hard body lures such as bullet lures, Daiwa double clutch, Rapala Countdown series and Savage gear minnows are also excellent choices.

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 scenic area which presents a nice walk. It has basic picnic facilities.

KNOWN HAZARDS

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

PARKING

There is adequate parking in the parks entrance and a small walk to the fishing areas 

RULES AND REGULATIONS

Swimming, camping, boating and open fires are prohibited. Always carry your Victorian fishing license, FishingMad encourage ‘catch & release’ of all native species to help maintain the water quality within the lake however European Carp must not be returned.