Trout and salmon family fishing lakes

These fisheries occur in small lakes, ponds and retarding basins.

They are usually stocked prior to Victoria’s winter (June) and spring (September) school holidays, providing angling opportunities for children and people with limited mobility.

Stocking is dependent on water quality and approval from water managers. Waters in the holiday stocking program may therefore be added or removed so it is best to check the school holiday trout stocking webpage for the most up to date information.

Minimum legal size: No minimum.
Bag/possession limit: 5 salmonids per day, of which no more than 2 may exceed 35cm.
Closed season: No closed season.

Albert Park Lake,

Albert Park

Ferntree Gully Quarry Lake,

Ferntree Gully

Morwell Lake,

Morwell (also known as Kernot Lake)

Alexandra Lake,

Ararat

Forest Lake,

Kangaroo Flat

Mt Beauty Pondage,

Mt Beauty

Allans Flat Dredge Hole,

Allans Flat

Garfield Lake,

Garfield

Navan Park Lake,

Harkness

Anderson Lake,

Chiltern

Glenlyon Dam,

Glenlyon

Neanger Lake,

Eaglehawk

Arboretum Dam,

Euroa

Goldfields Reservoir,

Maryborough

Nhill Lake,

Nhill

Bannockburn Lagoon,

Bannockburn

Golf Course Dam,

Longwood

Numurkah Lake,

Numurkah

Barge Dam,

Stanley (also known as Stanley Ditch Dam)

Great Western Recreation Reserve Lake,

Great Western

Old Hamilton Reservoir,

Hamilton

Bartlett Lake,

Tatura

Haddon Reservoir,

Haddon

Pakenham Lake,

Pakenham

Belvoir Park Lake,

Wodonga (also known as Sumsion Gardens Lake)

Hanging Rock Lake,

Hanging Rock

Pertobe Lake,

Warrnambool

Berwick Springs Estate Lake,

Narre Warren South

Harrietville Dredge Hole,

Harrietville

Police Paddock Dams,

Dooen

Boyds Waters,

Waurn Ponds

Heyfield Racecourse Lake,

Heyfield

Quarry Street Reserve Lake,

Trentham

Calembeen Lake,

Creswick

Hill Lake,

Rowville

Rokewood Reservoir,

Rokewood

Casey Fields Lake,

Cranbourne

Hyland Lake,

Churchill

Roxburgh Park Lake,

Roxburgh Park

Cato Lake,

Stawell

Jack Emmett Billabong,

Rupanyup (also known as Jack Emmett Lagoon)

St Augustines Water Hole,

Highton

Caulfield Racecourse Lake,

Caulfield

Jubilee Lake,

Daylesford

Sambell Lake,

Beechworth

Cobden Lake,

Cobden

Karkarook Lake,

Moorabbin

Sandy Creek Reservoir,

Sandy Creek

Coleraine Lagoon,

Coleraine

Kennington Reservoir,

Strathdale

Jubilee Lake,

Skipton

Crusoe Reservoir,

Big Hill (Bendigo)

Kerferd Lake,

Stanley

Simpson Recreation Reserve Lakes,

Simpson

Darlingsford Lake,

Melton

Les Stone Park Lake,

Wodonga

Spavin Lake,

Sunbury

Don Lake,

Healesville

Lethbridge Lake,

Lethbridge

Sutton Lake,

Rowville

Donald Caravan Park Lake,

Donald (also known as Foletti Caravan Park Lake)

Lilliput Lane Reserve Lake,

Pakenham

Tchum Lake,

Narraport

Dunkeld Arboretum Dam,

Dunkeld

Lillydale Lake,

Lilydale

Tea Tree Lake,

Mortlake

Eildon Pondage Weir*,

Eildon

Lismore Golf Club Dam,

Lismore

The Gong,

Buninyong

Emerald Lake,

Emerald

Marma Lake,

Murtoa

Tom Thumb Lake,

Eaglehawk

Esmond Lake,

Ballarat

Marysville Lake,

Marysville

Victoria Park Lakes,

Ballarat

Ess Lagoon,

Casterton

Merriwa Park Lake,

Wangaratta

Victoria Lake,

Shepparton

Expedition Pass Reservoir,

Golden Point (Castlemaine)

Minyip Wetlands,

Minyip

Walter J Smith Reserve Lake,

Riddells Creek

Felltimber Creek Wetlands,

West Wodonga

Mooroopna Recreation Reserve Lake,

Mooroopna

Yarrambat Lake,

Yarrambat

* Although Eildon Pondage is classified as an impoundment, it is listed here because it shares ‘family fishing lake’ regulations.