Welcome to the Roxburgh Park Fishing Guide. Roxburgh Park lake is nestled right within the residential area of Roxburgh Park from Melbourne heading towards Craigieburn. It’s a small lake that has walking areas and is home to a fair amount of small Redfin. Its also stocked annually with trout fingerlings by Victorian fisheries. This makes it a great spot for kids and beginners to catch a fish.  Scattered around Roxburgh park are also little lakes and dams that too hold good numbers of redfin. Google maps will be your friend here, just do some searching.

Things to do Roxburgh Park

Roxburgh Park is located 21 kilometres from the CBD. A growing affordable area developed in the 1990s which is now home to roughly 25,000 residents. Located near townships Craigieburn and Greenvale. There are many parks for the kids, cafes, shops and the trampoline centre. Nearby facilities include a train station, golf course,  schools and retirement villages.

Fishing Roxburgh Park

Here you can target redfin and trout. This lake is occasionally stocked with rainbow trout just prior to school holidays. Use this link to follow Victorian trout stocking programs. Last year Roxburgh Park lake was stocked with 800 trout yearlings and 10 trout up to 4 kilos in size.

If your fishing with bait then we would recommend using power bait in bright colours, live minnows, scrub worms, maggots and mudeye under a float, paternoster rig or a small running sinker rig. When fishing with lures and soft plastics we would strongly suggest starting with small soft plastics including curl tails and paddle tails, spinners and shallow diving hard body lures. For more suggestions read our guide on the Best lures and soft plastics to catch redfin 

Check out this video highlighting how to target stocked rainbow trout.

When targeting freshwater species such as trout and redfin we recommend fishing with a spinning light rod. This will make the experience more enjoyable whilst improving your catch rates. We suggest a 1-3 or 2-4 kilo capacity fishing rod. Coupled with a 2000, 2500 or 3000 size reel. Spooled with a decent quality braid between 4-8 pound finished with a rod length of a quality fluorocarbon leader.

Redfin is more active in the warmer months whilst trout are more active during the cooler months. Most freshwater species have a tendency to feed more aggressively at Dawn and Dusk. My personal favourite is fishing the sundown particularity in the warmer months.

Recommended baits Roxburgh Park

  • Scrub worms
  • Powerbait
  • Yabbies
  • Mudeye
  • maggots

Recommended lures Roxburgh Park

 

Targeting Trout at Roxburgh Park

Trout

We would highly recommend that you read our detailed guide on how to catch trout which details our favourite lures, baits and techniques. You can follow trout stocking timelines by reading the Victorian trout stocking guide as part of the target 1 million by 2020 and 10 million by 2022 initiatives.

When targeting trout with lures we recommend using shallow diving hard body minnows, metal spoons, spinners, Tassie devils and soft plastics which are also very effective on trout. If your bait fishing, then Mudeye, scrub worms, power bait, yabbies and minnows suspended from a float or a running sinker rig are great options when targeting trout at this location. Trout are more active in cold conditions with most catches on the first and last light of the day.

We recommend targeting trout with a 1-3 or 2-4 kilo fishing rod coupled with a 1000, 2000, or 2500 reel spooled with 4-8-pound braid and equivalent fluorocarbon leader. If there are larger trophy size trout around than you can go heavier moving up the scale to a 3-5 kilo class spin rod spooled with fine 8-12-pound braid and equivalent fluorocarbon leader.

We conducted a test to see which would perform better for stocked trout powerbait or lures. Watch the video below to find out the results which were interesting.

Targeting Redfin at Roxburgh Park

Redfin

We recommend targeting redfin with a light spin outfit. This will make the experience more enjoyable and improve your catch rates. A 1-3 or 2-4 kilo fishing rod coupled with a 2000, 2500 or 3000 reel spooled with 4-8-pound braid and equivalent fluorocarbon leader should be perfect.

Redfin respond really well to lures and soft plastics so do check our guide on the best lures for catching Redfin When using soft plastics, we highly recommend curl tails, minnow imitations, and paddle tails in both natural and bright colours. Rigged with a jig head that’s 1/8 through to 1/20 in weight. The most effective way to use these is to cast towards visible structure and slow roll the soft plastic with lifts and pauses for the retrieve.

Shallow diving hard body lures, blades and vibes are also very effective in this system. So are traditional spinners and Tassie devils in bright colours. Metal spoons also play a role allowing you to cast great distances and targeting the bigger size reddies. Just remember they are quite heavy and very prone to snags in small inland systems like this one.

We conducted a test to see which would perform better for stocked trout powerbait or lures. Watch the video below to find out the results which were interesting.

Acknowledgements

Images of fish supplied VFA and DEPI. All other images and videos shown on the Roxburgh Park Fishing Guide page are Fishing Mad originals.

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