Where is the best trout fishing in Victoria?

Best locations to catch trout in Victoria

  • Eildon Pondage.
  • Lake Purrumbete.
  • Rubicon River.
  • Hepburn Lagoon.
  • Tullaroop Reservoir.
  • Moorabool Reservoir.
  • Lake Tolondo.
  • Wurdi Buloc.

Is there a closed season for trout?

Coarse fishing season for rod and line For pike, bream, roach, perch, tench, rudd, carp and rainbow trout fishing, there is generally no close season. However, game fisheries open seasons must be followed when fishing for coarse.

What depth do trout feed at?

With a depth finder, fish your lure/bait between 10 feet and the surface following winter, between 35 and 45 feet deep in mid-spring, between 50 and 65 feet deep in late spring and at the 53 degree thermal layer in the summer.

What time of day are trout most active?

The best time of day to catch trout is early morning from dawn until 2 hours after sunrise and the second-best time of day is late afternoon from 3 hours prior to sunset until dusk.

What is the legal size for trout in Victoria?

A minimum size of 30cm for rainbow trout and 45cm for brown trout at Lake Toolondo, and a reduced daily bag limit 3 trout – down from 5. A minimum size of 45cm for all trout and a daily bag limit of 3 at Hepburn Lagoon. Removal of the trout closed season from the Merri and Hopkins rivers.

Where can I catch trout in Melbourne?

Hot spots for catching trout

  • Goulburn River (between Eildon and Molesworth)
  • Rubicon River.
  • Acheron River.
  • Steavenson River.
  • Tanjil River.
  • Ovens River.
  • Kiewa River.
  • Mitta Mitta River.

Can you fish for trout all year?

Artificial fly and lure trout dams The following dam is an artificial fly and lure trout dam which is open to fishing all year round. Bait fishing is not permitted.

What water temp are trout most active?

between 34 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit
Trout are most actively feeding in comfortable water temperatures between 34 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. Trout feeding picks up just as the water temperature rises one degree above 40, 45 and 49 degrees Fahrenheit, so taking the water temperature every hour is beneficial.

What time are trout most active?

Often you’ll notice trout creeping to the top 10 feet of water from an hour before sunrise to 8 a.m., and then again from 5 p.m. until an hour or two after dusk. Not that trout won’t feed throughout the day, but they are most active when the sunlight is the weakest.

What is the best bait to catch trout?

Go Natural: 6 Can’t-Miss Live Baits for Hungry Trout

  • Worms. Night crawlers, red wigglers, garden hackle—a worm by any name is always an odds-on favorite for charming trout.
  • Waxworms.
  • Crickets and Grasshoppers.
  • Baitfish.
  • Crayfish.
  • Aquatic Nymphs and Larvae.

When is closed season for trout in Victoria?

Yes. During the closed season, anglers must not take or possess salmonids in, or or next to Victorian rivers, river sections and streams. The 2019 trout and salmonid closed season on rivers and streams is from 12:01am on Tuesday 11 June until 11:59pm on Friday 6 September.

When is the best time to fish in Victoria?

Trout fishing is thriving and initiatives within Victoria are seeing these popular fish stocked by the thousands yearly. Check out the Trout stocking schedule. Most trout stockings occur before the school holiday in many lakes and rivers across Victoria and Melbourne providing local with great fishing opportunities.

Which is the best trout river in Victoria?

When referring to the South West Rivers I’m talking about that of the Hopkins, Merri and Moyne rivers. These rivers are widely known for holding great numbers of brown trout, and with average size up around 1.5-2kg with a big one being over 3kg, they are some of the best quality river fish Victoria has to offer.

When is the closed season for trout and salmon?

Waters with seasonal closures. The 2019 trout and salmonid closed season on rivers and streams is from 12:01am on Tuesday 11 June until 11:59pm on Friday 6 September. The following regulations apply to rivers and streams in general.