Native fishing in urban lakes
Imagine being able to come home from work or school and cast a line for a Murray cod in metropolitan Melbourne.
Well, you can stop dreaming because for the first time ever we’ve started stocking urban lakes with catchable size Murray cod, golden perch and silver perch!
Anglers big and small will be able to experience the thrill of catching a mixture of species year-round. We reckon reeling in a fish beats screen-time any day of the week!
Please note that some of these on-grown native fish were not legal minimum size when stocked, but should grow quickly depending on the productivity of the waterbody.
Check out the table below to keep up to date with our progress.
Fish stocking is funded by your recreational fishing licence fees and the State Government’s Target One Million plan to get more people fishing, more often, in more places.
Average weight (g)
Albert Park Lake
Barkers Creek Reservoir
Casey Fields Lake, Cranbourne East 1
Quarry Lake, Ferntree Gully 2
Karkarook Lake 3
Linear Park Lake, Taylors Lakes
Navan Park Lake, Melton
Spavin Lake, Sunbury
Roxburgh Park Lake
Upper Coliban Reservoir
1 Casey Fields Lake in Cranbourne East also received 7 golden perch weighing 2kg each, and 12 silver perch weighing 400g each in April 2019
2 Quarry Lake in Ferntree Gully also received 12 Murray cod weighing 1.5kg each, and 12 golden perch weighing 800g each in June 2019.
3 Karkarook Lake also received 200 golden perch weighing 400g each, and 50 Murray cod weighing 600g each in March 2019.