Fishing locations Moonee Ponds Creek trial is truly a unique fishing location. Its a simple narrow creek the trail itself runs along the creek and is heavily used by walkers and cyclists. The trail starts along the Yarra river right next to the Docklands on the fringes of Melbourne CBD and runs all the way around the Tullamarine freeway passing Pascoe vale and finishes around flemington passing through areas such as Moonee ponds and Essendon. The trail has had some needed upgrades in 2018. For fishing it offers anglers bream, mullet and trevally.
FISH SPECIES TO TARGET
closer towards the entrance the creek holds good numbers of bream, mullet and trevally. Towards the far then the creek holds a lot of carp & eels.
BEST BAITS AND LURES
when bait fishing for bream use sand worms, maggots, scrub/earth worms, pilchards, mussels, yabbies, & chicken. Click here to see our full guide for bait fishing for Bream. You can also flick a whole range of soft plastic and hard body lures. Some good choices include the Savage Gear Fat head cranks, zman grubs and squidy wrigglers. if targeting carp you can go past corn kernels, bollies and scrub/earth worms.
For bream a light rod setup is best. I prefer a bream rod 1–3 or 2-4 kilo capacity, with a 2000 reel. Something sensitive to see the bites and inquiries. For carp youl need a heavier 4-6 kilo outfit with 8 pound line.
MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES
Any time of day
Its great for walking and cycling but doesn’t offer a lot more then that
There is known to have poor water quality through this creek so you would want to be very careful before choosing to eat any caught fish from this creek. You would also want to wash your hands and gear heavily after a fishing session at this destination. Anglers have also noted snake sightings as a regular occurrence.