Fishing locations Studley Park Boathouse is only 5 minutes from the CBD past Richmond heading towards Kew. The Studley Park boathouse is lovely retreat along the Yarra river which brings families together. With open parkland, canoe and boat hire, footy ovals and bush walks on offer. This is a great place to bring the family with picnic grounds, BBQ’s and areas to run around. Why not drop a line for fishing. Its also not far away from the very scenic Dight falls.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

Carp, Eels & Redfin,

BEST BAITS AND LURES

Mainly bait fishing here on the banks for car and redfin. Corn, Worms, Bread, Maggots are good options. A simple running sinker with little weight is the best as its a very shallow system. We also suggest using small soft plastics, spinners and shallow diving hard body lures. Click here to see our best lures and plastics when targeting Redfin.

ROD SETUP

It all depends what your targeting. If your chasing Carp then a 2 – 8 kilo rod with a 4000 size reel is very appropriate. 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

Most freshwater species have a tendency to feed more aggressively at Dawn and Dusk. My personal favorite is fishing the sundown particularity in the warmer months

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Studley Park is a very kid friendly place with walking tracks, picnic areas, BBQ’s, open play areas, recreational boat hire and ducks ready for a feed

KNOWN HAZARDS

Native animals include Rainbow Lorakeets, Blue tongue lizards and Tiger Snakes so alway be weary near the waters edge

PARKING

Plenty of parking is available within the parks entrance

RULES AND REGULATIONS

Always carry your Victorian fishing license, FishingMad encourage ‘catch & release’ of all native species to help maintain the water quality within the lake however European Carp must not be returned.