School holiday trout stocking

Ahead of the school holidays, 'ready-to-catch' rainbow trout are stocked into lakes around Melbourne and regional centres.

Fish stocking is funded by recreational fishing licence fees and the State Government's Go Fishing Victoria plan to get more people fishing, more often.

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.

School holiday family fishing waters

Water1st Term Holidays (Easter)2nd Term Holidays (June/July)3rd Term Holidays (Sept)Gone Fishing Day (Oct)
Albert Park Lake (Albert Park)0150015000
Alexandra Lake (Ararat)03003000
Allans Flat Dredge Hole (Yackandandah)0750750500
Anderson Lake (Chiltern)0500  500 0
Arboretum Dam (Euroa)04503000
Bannockburn Lagoon (Bannockburn)03003000
Bartlett Lake (Tatura)01501500
Berwick Springs Estate Lake (Berwick)07507500
Calembeen Lake (Creswick)02002000
Casey Fields Lake (Cranbourne)0750750750
Cato Lake (Stawell)03004000
Caulfield Racecourse Lake (Caulfield)03000*0
Cobden Lake (Cobden)00*3000
Coleraine Lagoon (Coleraine)03003000
Crusoe Reservoir (Kangaroo Flat)05504500
Darlingsford Lake (Melton)00*5000
Don Lake (Healesville)06004000
Dunkeld Arboretum (Dunkeld)02002000

Eildon Pondage Weir (Eildon)

Will receive a total of 14,000 ready-to-catch trout over the year

Will receive a total of 14,000 ready-to-catch trout over the year)

Will receive a total of 14,000 ready-to-catch trout over the year

Will receive a total of 14,000 ready-to-catch trout over the year

Emerald Lake (Emerald)05005000
Esmond Lake (Ballarat)02502500
Ess Lagoon (Casterton)05005000
Felltimber Creek Wetlands (Wodonga)06006000
Ferntree Gully Quarry (Ferntree Gully)04504500
Foletti Caravan Park Lake (Donald)03503500
Forest Lake (Kangaroo Flat)02002000
Garfield Lake (Garfield)0100*2500
Glenlyon Dam (Glenlyon, Victoria)02002000
Glenrowan Recreational Reserve Lake (Glenrowan)0200*6000
Goldfields Reservoir (St Arnaud)0000
Golf Course Dam (Longwood)00*3000
Great Western Racing Recreation Reserve Lake (Great Western)000*0
Guthridge Lake (Sale)02502500
Haddon Reservoir (Haddon, near Ballarat)02002000
Hamilton Lake (Hamilton)0500***00
Hanging Rock Lake (Woodend)03503500
Heyfield Racecourse Lake (Heyfield)03003000
Hyland Lake (Churchill)0800800800
Jack Emmett Lagoon (Rupanyup)003500
Jil Jil Lake (Donald)050000
Jubilee Lake (Daylesford)02002000
Jubilee Lake (Skipton)02002000
King Lake  (Rutherglen)02002000
Karkarook Lake (Moorabbin)02000 20002000
Kennington Reservoir (Strathdale)00^0^0
Les Stone Park Lake (Wodonga)03003000
Lethbridge Lake (Lethbridge)03003000
Lilliput Lane Reserve (Pakenham)01001000
Lillydale Lake (Lilydale)0100010000
Lismore Golf Club Dam (Lismore)02002000
Marma Lake (Murtoa)03503500
Marysville Lake (Marysville)0****5005000
Merriwa Park Lake (Wangaratta)02000^0
Minyip Wetlands (Minyip)002000
Mooroopna Recreation Reserve Lake (Mooroopna)01501500
Morwell/Kernot Lake (Morwell)0**0**0**0**
Mount Beauty Pondage (Mt Beauty)100000
Navan Park Lake (Melton)0600600 
Neangar Lake (Eaglehawk)04003000
Nhill Lake (Nhill)002000
Numurkah Lake (Numurkah)00*2000
Nursery Reservoir (Macedon)05000 0
Ouyen Lake (Ouyen)050000
Old Hamilton Reservoir (Hamilton)02002000
Pakenham Lake (Pakenham)07507500
Pertobe Lake (Warrnambool)06004500
Police Paddock Dams (Horsham)04505500
Quarry Street Reserve Lake (Trentham)020000
Rainbow Lake (Rainbow)02002000
Rokewood Reservoir (Rokewood)02002000
Rowville Lakes (Rowville)0550 (400 into Sutton Lake, 150 into Hill Lake)550 (400 into Sutton Lake, 150 into Hill Lake)0
Roxburgh Park Lakes (McIvor Lake, Roxburgh Park)04004000
Saint Augustine's Water Hole (Geelong)07507500
Sambell Lake (Beechworth)04505500
Shadforth Reserve Island Pond (Violet Town)00*00
Simpson Recreation Reserve Lakes (Simpson)03003000
Spavin Lake (Sunbury)06006000
Stanley Ditch Dam (Stanley)05005000
St George's Dam (Stawell)01001000
Sumsion Gardens Lake (Wodonga)04004000
Tchum Lake (Birchip)0100010000
Tea Tree Lake (Mortlake)04503000
The Gong (Buninyong)02002000
Tom Thumb Lake (Eaglehawk)00*00
Tronoh Dredge Hole (Harrietville)04005000
Upper Sandy Creek Dam (Sandy Creek)07507500
Victoria Lake (Shepparton)07507500
Victoria Lakes (Ballarat)05005000
Walter J Smith Reserve (Riddells Creek)02002000
Yaapeet Lake (Yaapeet)02002000
Yarrambat Lake (Yarrambat)010001000600

*No stocking/less trout stocked due to poor water quality/low water levels.

** Morwell Lake cannot be stocked due to water contamination. Contact the EPA for more information

*** Not a regularly stocked family fishing lake. Fish stocked were redirected from another water.

****Dissolved oxygen low and temperatures too warm to stock Marysville Lake for Easter as planned.

^ Kennington Reservoir was not stocked as planned as it is undergoing upgrades for rec fishers, including the addition of fish habitat and access for non-powered vessels, supported by your rec fishing licence fees. Additional rainbow trout have been allocated to Crusoe Reservoir and Lake Neanger for the June/July school holidays.