Please find the 2020 schedule for trout stocking around Victoria. Just before the school holidays, ‘ready-to-catch’ rainbow trout are stocked into lakes around Melbourne and Victoria. Please keep in mind that a daily bag limit of five trout applies, of which only two can exceed 35 centimetres. This is all part of the VFA target 1 million by 2020 and target 10 million by 2022 initiatives. Please note this can change without warning due to local conditions. this may include low water levels due to drought & areas impacted by algae or fire. Please keep an eye on local conditions and reports.

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School holiday trout stocking schedule

Location 1st Term Holidays (April) 2nd Term Holidays (July) 3rd Term Holidays (Sept) Gone Fishing Day (14 Oct)
Albert Park Lake 0 1500 1500 0
Alexandra Lake (Ararat) 0 300 300 0
Allans Flat Dredge Hole 0 750 750 500
Anderson Lake (Chiltern) 0 500 500 0
Arboretum Dam (Euroa) 0 300 300 0
Bannockburn Lagoon (Bannockburn) 0 300 300 0
Bartlett Lake (Tatura) 0 150 150 0
Berwick Springs Estate Lake 0 750 750 0
Calembeen Lake (Creswick) 0 200 200 0
Casey Fields Lake (Cranbourne) 0 750 750 750
Cato Lake (Stawell) 0 300 300 0
Caulfield Racecourse Lake 0 300 300 0
Cobden Lake (Cobden) 0 300 300 0
Coleraine Lagoon (Coleraine) 0 300 300 0
Crusoe Reservoir (Bendigo) 0 450 450 0
Darlingsford Lake (Melton) 0 300 500 0
Don Lake (Healesville) 0 400 400 0
Dunkeld Arboretum (Dunkeld) 0 200 200 0
Eildon Pondage Weir (Eildon) 1500 1000 1000 14,000 over the year
Emerald Lake 0 500 500 0
Esmond Lake (Ballarat) 0 250 250 0
Ess Lagoon (Casterton) 0 500 500 0
Felltimber Creek Wetlands (Wodonga) 0 600 600 0
Ferntree Gully Quarry 0 450 300 0
Foletti Caravan Park Lake (Donald) 0 350 350 0
Forest Lake (Kangaroo Flat) 0 200 200 0
Garfield Lake (Garfield) 0 250 250 0
Glenlyon Dam (Glenlyon, Victoria) 0 200 200 0
Glenrowan Recreational Reserve Lake 0 600 600 0
Goldfields Reservoir (St Arnaud) 0 200 0 0
Golf Course Dam (Longwood) 0 300 300 0
Great Western Racing Recreation Reserve Lake 0 0 200 0
Guthridge Lake (Sale) 0 250 250 0
Haddon Reservoir (Haddon) 0 200 200 0
Hanging Rock Lake (Woodend) 0 350 350 0
Heyfield Racecourse Lake (Heyfield) 0 300 300 0
Hyland Lake (Churchill) 0 800 800 800
Jack Emmett Lagoon (Rupanyup) 0 0 350 0
Jubilee Lake (Daylesford) 0 200 200 0
Jubilee Lake (Skipton) 0 200 200 0
Karkarook Lake (Moorabbin) 0 2000 2000 2000
Kennington Reservoir (Strathdale) 0 500 500 0
Les Stone Park Lake (Wodonga) 0 300 300 0
Lethbridge Lake (Lethbridge) 0 300 300 0
Lilliput Lane Reserve (Pakenham) 0 100 100 0
Lilydale Lake (Lilydale) 0 1000 1000 0
Lismore Golf Club Dam 0 200 200 0
Marma Lake (Murtoa) 0 350 350 0
Marysville Lake (Marysville) 450 450 450 0
Merriwa Park Lake (Wangaratta) 0 200 200 0
Minyip Wetlands (Minyip) 0 0 200 0
Mooroopna Recreation Reserve Lake (Mooroopna) 0 150 150 0
Morwell/Kernot Lake (Morwell) 0 0 0 0
Mount Beauty Pondage 0 0 0 0
Navan Park Lake (Melton) 0 1050 600
Neangar Lake (Eaglehawk) 0 300 300 0
Nhill Lake (Nhill) 0 0 200 0
Numurkah Lake 0 200 200 0
Nursery Reservoir (Macedon) 0 500 0 0
Ouyen Lake (Ouyen) 0 500 0 0
Old Hamilton Reservoir (Hamilton) 0 200 200 0
Pakenham Lake (Pakenham) 0 750 750 0
Pertobe Lake (Warrnambool) 0 450 450 0
Police Paddock Dams (Horsham) 0 450 450 0
Quarry Street Reserve Lake (Trentham) 0 200 0 0
Rokewood Reservoir 0 200 200 0
Rowville Lakes 0 550 400 0
Roxburgh Park Lakes (McIvor Lake, Roxburgh) 0 400 400 0
Saint Augustine’s Water Hole (Geelong) 0 750 750 0
Sambell Lake (Beechworth) 0 450 450 0
Simpson Recreation Reserve Lakes (Simpson) 0 300 300 0
Spavin Lake (Sunbury) 0 600 600 0
Stanley Ditch Dam (Stanley) 0 500 500 0
Sumsion Gardens Lake (Wodonga) 0 400 400 0
Tchum Lake (Birchip) 0 1000 1000 0
Tea Tree Lake (Mortlake) 0 300 300 0
The Gong (Buninyong) 0 200 200 0
Tom Thumb Lake (Eaglehawk) 0 200 0 0
Tronoh Dredge Hole (Harrietville) 0 400 400 0
Upper Sandy Creek Dam (Sandy Creek) 0 750 750 0
Victoria Lake (Shepparton) 0 750 750 0
Victoria Lakes (Ballarat) 0 750 500 0
Walter J Smith Reserve (Riddells Creek) 0 200 220 0
Yarrambat Lake (Yarrambat) 0 1000 1000 600

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Final notes from the author

I hope you find this article Trout stocking schedule 2020 useful. If you feel this article is missing key information or needs any corrections made. Then please let us know by emailing our team at enquiries@fishingmad.com.au with specific details in the email. You can also see further details on the stocking page of the VFA website ( Victiorian Fishing Authorities ) Thank you