Metro stonker stocking
Seventeen Family Fishing Lakes across Melbourne will share in 1000 ‘stonker’ rainbow trout, some weighing up to 5kg each.
Stonker stockings are funded by your fishing licence fees and the State Government’s $35 million Go Fishing Victoria plan to get more people fishing, more often.
Family Fishing Lakes boast great access with waterside platforms, walking tracks, picnic areas and other facilities, creating a wonderful environment for people to get some fresh air whilst wetting a line close to home.
Rainbow trout are perfect because they’re easy to catch and taste great on the plate.
A daily bag limit of five trout applies in Family Fishing Lakes, of which only two trout can exceed 35cm.
The Eildon Pondage and Goulburn River, between Eildon and Molesworth, will also be stocked with 2000 stonkers for trout season opening on Saturday 3 September 2022.
Learn more about catch limits by clicking here or downloading the free ‘Vic Fishing’ app.
|Water||Date stocked||Number stocked|
|Albert Park Lake||
|Berwick Springs Estate||1 September||40|
|Casey Fields Lake (Cranbourne)||1 September||40|
|Caulfield Racecourse Lake||
|Don Lake (Healesville)||30 August||30|
|Emerald Lake||30 August||30|
|Ferntree Gully Quarry||
|Garfield Lake||29 August||10|
|Karkarook Lake (Moorabbin)||
|Lilliput Lane Reserve (Pakenham)||30 August||10|
|Navan Park Lake (Melton)||25 August||30|
|Pakenham Lake||29 August||70|
|Rowville Lakes (Sutton and Hill Lakes)||29 August||30|
|Roxburgh Park Lake (McIvor Lake)||31 August||30|
|Spavin Lake (Sunbury)||25 August||30|
|Yarrambat Lake (South Morang)||