Stocking stonker rainbow trout

Several Family Fishing Lakes have shared in 1000 ‘stonker’ rainbow trout to boost recreational fishing opportunities.

These big trout weighed up to 5kg each and complement the large number of catchable size rainbows already released into Family Fishing Lakes for the June/July school holidays.

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.

The Eildon Pondage and Goulburn River between Eildon and Molesworth has also been stocked with 2000 stonkers for trout opening and the September school holidays.

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 for newcomers to fishing because they’re easy to catch and taste great on the plate.

A daily bag limit of 5 trout applies to Family Fishing Lakes, of which only 2 trout can exceed 35cm.

For more information about catch limits click here or download the free ‘Vic Fishing’ app for smartphones.

Stonker stocked waters

Albert Park Lake150
Berwick Springs Estate40
Casey Fields Lake (Cranbourne)40
Caulfield Racecourse Lake50
Don Lake (Healesville)30
Emerald Lake30
Ferntree Gully Quarry60
Garfield Lake10
Karkarook Lake (Moorabbin)150
Lilliput Lane Reserve (Pakenham)10
Lilydale Lake120
Navan Park Lake (Melton)30
Pakenham Lake70
Rowville Lakes30
Roxburgh Park Lake30
Spavin Lake (Sunbury)30
Yarrambat Lake (South Morang)120