Fishing locations Newlyn Reservoir is a beautiful location for fishing roughly an hours drive from Melbourne. Heading towards the central highlands between Creswick and Daylesford. It offers year round fishing with healthy rainbow trout and redfin. Yearly trout are stocked into this location making it a great fishing destination. There are also BBQ’s and picnic grounds making it a great spot for a day out with the family for a fish.
FISH SPECIES TO TARGET
Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Redfin.
BEST BAITS AND LURES
This spot is popular with fly fisgerman, howere we have done well using a variety of baits and lures. When bait fishing mudeye under a bubble float is a go to here. ideally with the wind and gentle tidal flow behind you to stop your bait coming back to the shallow bank. Scrub worms, Power bait, Yabbies. heavily weighted soft plastics & lures are a great choice, but you need to try and cast far out. The old humble Tassie devil works well here for both redfin and trout. Long casting lures such as the Nories Wasaby, Pontoon21 Paco spoon, bullet 5-0, rapala countdown series and Savage Gear soft vibes will go well here. Click here to see our best lures and plastics when targeting Redfin.
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. Fly fishing is alos a great option here.
MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES
Trout and Redfin are notorious for feeding more heavily at Dawn and Dusk. My personal favourite is fishing the sundown.
This is a beautiful location. Its a great location for exploring and a picnic with the family. There isn’t any formal sit down or bbq areas if thats whats you after then Daylesford has plenty of other options.
Snakes are a major hazard in these areas. Tiger snakes, Brown snakes and Red Bellied Black. Best bet is to wear protective gumboots and strong fabric pants.