Welcome to the fishing location guide for Manor Lakes. Manor Lakes is a reasonably new housing estate located 33 kilometres south-west of Melbourne near the township of Werribee. This is a go-to fishing destination if you enjoy fishing for large carp. A residential lake built around a new housing estate it offers walking trails, playgrounds, duck feeding, picnic and BBQ facilities. This location is well known for its population of European Carp. With plenty of them and some in large sizes. To learn more about catching Carp click here to read our guide on carp fishing around Melbourne.
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Things to do at Manor Lakes
Manor Lakes is mainly a new housing estate with estate schools, library, community centre, adventure playground, open grounds and walking tracks. It’s an environmentally friendly design to encourage families to get outdoors. It has basic facilities for onsite BBQ’s, walking and cycling tracks or duck feeding. Ample parking is available. A short drive away you have local attractions including the Werribee open range zoo, Victorian state rose gardens and Werribee historic mansions.
Fishing at Manor Lakes
At Manor Lakes, you can catch carp, mirror carp & eels. Standard baits such as corn, bread, maggots work great for carp here. it’s a very shallow water system only 1 meter deep in most areas so a simple running sinker rig with a pea-size sinker works great in this area. So, does suspending the same baits with a float. We have also fished well using unweighted baits.
Therefore, a 3-6 kilo rod coupled with a 4000 size reel is very appropriate. You could even fish a little heavier with rods designed for snapper that are generally 4-7 kilo 7 foot in length. We recommend 10 pound line and a strong leader. Again you can go heavier if you wish, for fun I have caught some monster size carp using 2-4 kilo rod and 6 pound braid. But I am prepared to lose some good fish in the process.
Most freshwater species have a tendency to feed more aggressively at Dawn and Dusk. We like to target carp on sundown particularity in the warmer months. This is often when you see Carp swimming along the edges or jumping out of the water around September-November which is their spawning season.
European Carp must not be returned to the water. Always carry your Victorian fishing license.
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