Stocking stonkers in Metropolitan Melbourne

Our Metropolitan Family Fishing Lakes were last year stocked with 1000 ‘stonker’ rainbow trout to bolster recreational fishing fun with some big catches.

The trout weighed 4kg each and complemented the large number of catchable size trout already stocked into Family Fishing Lakes.

The stockings were funded by fishing licence fees and the State Government’s $35 million Target One Million plan for recreational fishing.

We also stocked more than 1350 stonkers into the Goulburn River, allowing regional fishers the chance to travel to the Eildon region land the fish of a lifetime.

Metropolitan Family Fishing Lakes boast good 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.

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

The map below details where fish have been stocked across two separate releases.

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

Rainbow trout are perfect for those new to fishing because they’re easy to catch and taste great on the plate.