Fishing locations Pakenham Lakes is located within the growing residential estate Lakeside Pakenham about an hours drive from Melbourne. The lake is quite small and shallow, but has become a popular fishing spot and is stocked with 500 trout fingerlings during most school holiday breaks. It also holds health numbers of redfin. Its a great place to take kids and beginners fishing especially with small lures, soft plastics and spinners.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

stocked on school holidays with trout and an abundance of redfin.

BEST BAITS AND LURES

We recommend fishing this spot with small soft plastics, spinners and shallow diving hard body lures. Click here to see our best lures and plastics when targeting Redfin. When bait fishing which is the preferred choice at this spot try Scrub worms, Power bait, Yabbies and Mudeye.

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

Fish will bite all day long in this area. However trout and redfin are notorious for feeding more heavily at Dawn and Dusk. My personal favourite is fishing the sundown.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

This is an ideal spot to take the kids to start them on their fishing journey. Its stocked with trout regularly so take them on the school holidays and your likely to get them onto a few fish.

KNOWN HAZARDS

This is a residential area so be mindful of residents walking and cycling around you.