Fishing locations Yarrambat Lake is a small lake regularly stocked with trout. It’s a great fishing location to take the kids nestled within the Nothern suburbs of Victoria within Yarrambat park. To get there you’ll pass townships such as Mill park and Morang. Its a great spot for the family with open parklands, lake, electric BBQ’s, picnic tables and nice views. When it comes to fishing there is an abundance of small redfin and carp. Thanks to recent state government initiatives the lake has been heavily stocked with trout yearlings. It’s a great place to take the kids or beginners out fishing.
Things to do at Yarrambat Lake Park
Yarrambat Lake is located within Yarrambat park. There is plenty of things to keep the family occupied including picnic, walking, feeding the ducks, playing games in the open spaces such as cricket or flying a kite whilst enjoying the scenic views. The park has decent facilities including BBQ’s and picnic tables so enjoying lunch with the family. Nearby you also have the Yarrambat public golf course and driving range. The course is an interesting hilly layout often with many kangaroos scattered around the course. You also have the Yarrambat horse and pony club and Nothern suburbs fly fishing angling club.
Fishing at Yarrambat Park Lake
At Yarrambat Lakes you can target several freshwater fish species including rainbow trout, redfin and carp. Yarrambat Lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout just prior to school holidays. In 2019 Yarrambat Lake will be stocked with 2,600 rainbow trout yearlings. Use this link to follow Victorian trout stocking programs.
If your bait fishing at Yarrambat lake then we would recommend using live minnows, scrub worms, power bait, yabbies, 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 to catch redfin
Yarrambat Park lake is unique that it offers a fly fishing pool to practice your casting. This is thanks to the local Nothern Suburbs fly fishing club. The pool has been built to competition standards and situated just in front of the club rooms. Fly casting lessons can be arranged with an instructor from the angling club.
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 Yarrambat Lake
There is ample parking at the entrance of Yarrambat Park of Yan Yean Road Yarrambat. There are also BBQ facilities, picnic tables and toilets.
Helpful fishing video for Yarrambat Park
Why not have a look at this video which highlights how to target stocked rainbow trout. Yarrambat Lake is stocked heavily with rainbow trout every year during most school holidays so this video should provide you with some helpful tips.
Known Hazards at Yarrambat Lake
As with all areas that have water and high grass just always be cautious of snakes in the area.
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