Fishing locations Saint Augustines Water Hole is a small suburban lake in the suburb of Highton past Geelong. A hidden gem nestled within a residential estate its hard to believe as it is quite scenic and tranquil. One of the major highlights of this lake is that it is regularly stocked with rainbow trout yearlings during school holidays. It’s a great fishing location to get there you’ll need to pass township Geelong and stop in Highton off South Valley road. This is a great spot for the family with a walking track, small park, jetties for fishing and nice views. It’s a great place to take the kids or beginners out fishing.
Check out this video highlighting how to target stocked rainbow trout at Saint Augustine’s water hole. This video will walk you through some helpful tips to get you started.
Things to do at Saint Augustine’s Water Hole Highton
Of course, there is fishing for stocked trout as well as Redfin and carp at St Augustine’s water hole. Highton is near surrounding townships Geelong and Waurn Ponds. At both these townships, you will find shopping centres, restaurants, cafes, golf courses, parks and playgrounds for the kids, and an only short distance from the beach. You’re also only a small drive away from attractions such as Geelong botanic gardens, Adventure park with waterslides and rides, Torquay surf and further on to the great ocean road attractions.
Fishing at Saint Augustine’s Water Hole
At Sant Augustines Lake you can target several freshwater fish species including rainbow trout, redfin and carp. This lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout just prior to school holidays. In 2019 it will receive 1,500 rainbow trout yearlings. Use this link to follow Victorian trout stocking programs.
If your bait fishing at Saint Augustine’s dam 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
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.
parking and facilities at Saint Augustine’s Water Hole
There is ample parking opposite the park on South Valley road. There is also a playground and jetties to fish from.
Known Hazards at Saint Augustine’s Water Hole
As with all areas that have water and high grass just always be cautious of snakes in the area.
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