Fishing locations Yea River is river spanning 74 kilometres past king lake national park. It can often have challenging access through the Toolangi state forest. That doesn’t stop keen anglers as this is a popular fishing destination from the Melba highway for those looking for a big redfin or trout.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

Redfin, Trout, Blackfish & Carp

BEST BAITS AND LURES

Mudeye and powerbait on a float is a great choice when targeting trout, I would do so using a very simple running sinker rig with small hook or treble, and a small pea size sinker. Other good options include scrub worms, yabbies and a wide range of soft plastics & lures. Click here to see our best lures and plastics when targeting Redfin. The old humble tassie devil can go quite well in this area. Berleying an isolated area and fishing that one spot is also a great idea when bait fishing.

ROD SETUP

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

Trout and Redfin are notorious for feeding more heavily at Dawn and Dusk. My personal favourite is fishing the sundown.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Camping is allowed in this area and for that reason its a good place to bring the family for some camping fun and fishing.

KNOWN HAZARDS

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.