Thousands Of Trout Stocked For An Amazing School Holidays!

Thousands of rainbow trout have been stocked in more than 80 lakes across Victoria, which promises to provide families with hours of fishing fun in the winter school holidays.

More than 30,000 catchable-size trout have been released across the state ahead of the two-week break for students. From the Mallee’s Rainbow Lake to Guthridge Lake in Sale, Lake Pertobe in Warrnambool and 15 waters across metropolitan Melbourne – Family Fishing Lakes across Victoria will offer families colourful adventures in the great outdoors.

Rainbow trout are the ideal catch for budding fishers as they take a variety of widely available baits like worms or PowerBait. Most Family Fishing Lakes feature pontoons or jetties, good access paths and parking for fishers of all abilities as well as other nearby facilities like barbecues and toilets.

The rainbow trout stocked are advanced yearlings and are suitable to be caught immediately. Rainbow trout are a good option for children or those trying fishing for the first time, because they are relatively easy to catch and take a variety of baits and lures.

This stocking program aims to encourage families to go fishing, particularly during school holidays.

Anglers are reminded that a daily bag limit of five trout applies, of which only two can exceed 35 centimetres.

For further information about stocking locations, please visit the VFA website.

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