Fishing locations Wombat Reservoir is a very beautiful and scenic reservoir within the pine forest hidden towards the back of Daylesford. A man made dam built in 1964 located in the outskirts of town past the railway and market grounds. It’s part of the domestic water supply however it offers year round fishing with healthy trout and redfin. Yearly trout are stocked into this location making it a great fishing destination. This tranquil place has crystal clear waters.
FISH SPECIES TO TARGET
Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Redfin.
BEST BAITS AND LURES
If you plan on fishing with bait from the banks then Scrub worms, corn, mudeye and Power bait and great options. This is a great location for lures and soft plastics. Click here to see our best lures and plastics when targeting Redfin. Long casting metal lures are great for land-based anglers. Top options include the nories wasaby and pontoon 21 paco spoon. Both are great for targeting both trout and redfin. Shallow diving hard body lures such as bullet lures, Daiwa double clutch, Rapala Countdown series and Savage gear minnows are also excellent choices. Soft plastics and spinners are also fantastic options.
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. Fly fishing is also a great option here.
MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES
Trout and Redfin are notorious for feeding more heavily at Dawn and Dusk. My personal favourite is fishing the sundown.
This is a beautiful location. Its a great location for exploring and a picnic with the family. There isn’t any formal sit down or bbq areas if thats whats you after then Daylesford has plenty of other options.
Snakes are a major hazard in these areas. Tiger snakes, Brown snakes and Red Bellied Black. Best bet is to wear protective gumboots and strong fabric pants.