Welcome to the Yarrambat Lake Fishing Guide. 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. It’s a great spot for the family with open parklands, a lake, electric BBQs, 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.
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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, and playing games in the open spaces such as cricket or flying a kite whilst enjoying the scenic views. The park has decent facilities including BBQs and picnic tables so enjoy 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
Watch this video of FishingMad fishing at Yarrambat Lake for huge trout.
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 is 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 particularly in the warmer months.
Recommended baits Yarrambat Lake
- live minnows
- Scrub worms
Recommended lures Yarrambat Lake
- Bluefox spinners
- Daiwa DR joint minnows
- Daiwa Bait Junkie 2.5 inch grub
- Savage Gear minnow blade
- Berkley powerbait grub
- Daiwa Presso minnows
- Tasmanian Devil Blade
- Bullet lures 5-0 minnow
- Bullet lures 3cm lure
- strike tiger nymph
- Rapala countdown floating minnow
- Daiwa Double Clutch
- Tasmanian Devil lure
- Gulp 3 inch minnow
- Zman 2.5 inch grub
- Dawia Bait Junkie paddle tail minnow
- Savage Gear Fathead crank shallow diving
- Squidges biotough grub
Targeting Trout at Yarrambat Lake
We would highly recommend that you read our detailed guide on how to catch trout which details our favourite lures, baits and techniques. You can follow trout stocking timelines by reading the Victorian trout stocking guide as part of the target 1 million by 2020 and 10 million by 2022 initiatives. When targeting trout with lures we recommend using shallow diving hard body minnows, metal spoons, spinners, Tassie devils and soft plastics which are also very effective on trout. If your bait fishing, then Mudeye, scrub worms, power bait, yabbies and minnows suspended from a float or a running sinker rig are great options when targeting trout at this location. Trout are more active in cold conditions with most catches on the first and last light of the day. We recommend targeting trout with a 1-3 or 2-4 kilo fishing rod coupled with a 1000, 2000, or 2500 reel spooled with 4-8-pound braid and equivalent fluorocarbon leader. If there are larger trophy size trout around than you can go heavier moving up the scale to a 3-5 kilo class spin rod spooled with fine 8-12-pound braid and equivalent fluorocarbon leader.
targeting Redfin at Yarrambat Lake
We recommend targeting redfin with a light spin outfit. This will make the experience more enjoyable and improve your catch rates. A 1-3 or 2-4 kilo fishing rod coupled with a 2000, 2500 or 3000 reel spooled with 4-8-pound braid and equivalent fluorocarbon leader should be perfect. Redfin respond really well to lures and soft plastics so do check our guide on the best lures for catching Redfin When using soft plastics, we highly recommend curl tails, minnow imitations, and paddle tails in both natural and bright colours. Rigged with a jig head that’s 1/8 through to 1/20 in weight. The most effective way to use these is to cast towards visible structure and slow roll the soft plastic with lifts and pauses for the retrieve. Shallow diving hard body lures, blades and vibes are also very effective in this system. So are traditional spinners and Tassie devils in bright colours. Metal spoons also play a role allowing you to cast great distances and targeting the bigger size reddies. Just remember they are quite heavy and very prone to snags in small inland systems like this one.
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.
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.
As with all areas that have water and high grass just always be cautious of snakes in the area.
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