Victoria: Rainbow Trout Fishing Reports – Autumn 2021

Rainbow Trout Fishing Reports are provided by collating and crunching the numbers from a range of sources.

Trout are not native to Australia.  So they are introduced into the waterways through careful management.

Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus mykiss

Rainbow Trout Fishing Reports from around regional Victoria and the Melbourne Metro area.

Trout species are not native to Australia. They are introduced from the Northern Hemisphere. The so called “Trout Cod” is not related.

Trout are bred in ponds and released each year into the streams. In Victoria the Trout Season closes in order to allow the fish to spawn naturally.

The reason why an imported fish is tolerated is that their numbers tend to remain limited. Their preference for fast-flowing, cool steams limits the number of places they can inhabit successfully. Unlike species like Redfin or European Carp.

Trout is a top table fish and are beloved for their fighting skills on the line. They can also be extremely tricky to catch.

Victorian Rainbow Trout Season: Trout Season: closed between June and September. The actual dates vary and you can check on the Fisheries website by clicking here.

Total Rainbow Trout Catches Reported

Melbourne & Victoria

Rainbow Trout fishing reports come from regional Victoria & and some Melbourne localities.

Catch reports are based on reports we receive from readers, businesses and organisations that have reported catches.

Rainbow Trout Catch Statistics
Rainbow Trout Hotspots:
17.74% of Freshwater Catches
Since Oct 23rd 2020

Recent Rainbow Trout Hotspots Map

Rainbow Trout Hotspots: Lake Hume,

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Lake Hume

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Bendigo Family Fishing Lakes

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Berwick Springs

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Wurdi Buloc Reservoir

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Yarrambat Lake

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Spavin Lake

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Berwick Springs

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While we provide a fishing report summary in our Australian Fishing Podcast. I like to also make sure you get to some great live-action and some awesome hints and tips from some of Australia's best Rainbow Trout fishing experts.

When I started fishing for trout there were pretty much only a handful of ways to go about it.Berkley Trout Bait Jars

  • Bait - like worms and mudeyes.
  • Spinner and Spoon Lures
  • Fly Fishing

With the advent of soft plastic lure - and even artificial dough balls things have really changed!

So, what do I choose?

It depends.

Sometimes I'll fish with two rods. Let either some bait or a dough ball style lure "soak" while flicking a soft plastic or even a spinner.

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I'm Dave, I live and fish in and around Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
When it comes to fishing I love going out to land-based fishing spots, heading out in the tinny (aka an Aluminum Boat) and kayak fishing.

I've been fishing since I was a teen. Beginning way back in the 1970s. It was a hobby I picked up myself as my family certainly had no interest. Making me the black sheep! My favourite fish is Flathead and Snapper. Though I'm partial to Flake (Gummy Shark) and Calamari too! While I enjoy fishing for freshwater species like Redfin and Murray Cod I prefer eating saltwater species. They're just so mouth-wateringly tasty!

I love writing about some of my favourite Melbourne Fishing Spots while fishing around Victoria. As well as the tackle I use and test.
If you see me while you're out fishing say "G' day" - I'll be the one in a bush hat.

When I'm not fishing I'm working on my websites, such as Getfished, or writing computer software (my profession.)

I try to be as accurate as possible on this website. Most of the information is based on personal experience. However, if you spot an error or think there's something that I should add - no worries! Please use the Contact Form.