The Goldfields region offers a diverse range of fishing opportunities in its many superb waterways. So whether you're an experienced angler or just a weekend hero getting started, you'll find plenty of places to catch your dinner.
There are over a thousand private and public trout lakes in the greater Ballarat area, and all produce brown and rainbow trout – some weighing in at up to six kilograms. Public lakes such as the Upper Coliban, Lauriston, Tullaroop, Cairn Curran, Malmsbury, Andersons, (Hepburn), Newlyn and Harcourt are popular choices with trout anglers. If you prefer fishing in rivers, the Campaspe River from Lake Eppalock to Axedale is also worth investigating, particularly in spring and autumn.
Private trout lakes
Private waters such as Mark Weigall's Millbrook Lakes and Michael Cole's Ultimate Fishing at Sherwood Grange are just two private fisheries that provide some of the best trophy trout fishing in the state. Family groups can also experience quality trout fishing at Tuki Trout Farm in Smeaton.