Fishing locations Tullaroop Creek is around the great Ballarat area. Built back in the mid 1950’s Tullaroop offers great trout fishing in the winter months and those brave enough to endure the frosty winter mornings are often rewarded with a nice brown or rainbow in trophy size. A tip is to walk the banks looking for anything breaking the surface. Fly fisherman will do well here casting flys into that immediate area and waiting for a strike.
FISH SPECIES TO TARGET
Redfin & Trout
BEST BAITS AND LURES
Mudeye under a bubble float is a goto here. ideally with the wind and gentle tidal flow behind you to stop your bait coming back to the shallow bank. Also scrub/earth worms, Power bait, Yabbies, and a wide range of soft plastics & lures. shallow diving hard body lures such as the old rapala countdown series and bullet 5-0 minnow will fish well in this area. 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. Again fly fishing is also a great technique in this location.
MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES
Any time of day, though some fish will be more active at Dawn and Dusk. Again if your brave in the morning on the cold winter months thats often when the brown trout will be most active.
This area has ample car parking, toilet facilities, picnic grounds and BBQ’s so its a nice spot to drag the family for a day out fishing.
As with all country rural areas always be mindful of snakes.