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Gone fishing at Ferntree Gully’s popular quarry

Ferntree Gully’s popular quarry is being turned into a key part of the Victorian State Government’s plans to get families fishing in the school holidays. 

The State Government’s Go Fishing Victoria plan has funded and provided recreational fishing licence fees which will see the site get over 400 fish.

Ferntree Gully Quarry (Ferntree Gully) received 450 stocked trout, with Don Lake (Healesville) receiving 400, Lillydale Lake (Lilydale) with 1000 and Emerald Lake (Emerald) with 500 trout.

Rainbow trout is a perfect fish for first-time fishes as they are relatively easy to catch and take many forms of bait. This is a perfect activity for school holidays as they are readily available to catch.

Anglers are reminded that a daily bag limit of five trout applies, of which only two can exceed 35 centimetres.

The stocking program aims to get families fishing this school holiday.

It comes after the reserve’s facelift was officially opened in recent months to make it a popular spot for locals.

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