There are a number of fishing spots in the Macedon Ranges for those who like to while away the time with a line in the water.
Local reservoirs are the predominant source of fishing action. In the Upper Coliban Reservoir and Malmsbury Reservoir you can fish for Trout and Redfin all year round surrounded by picturesque forest and farmland.
Lauriston Reservoir nearby has Trout, Yellow Belly and stocks of Macquarie Perch. All are family and dog-friendly.
The dam at Hanging Rock Reserve is another great place for families to relax with a line in beautiful surrounds.
For river fishing try Kyneton, where the Campaspe River skirts past the township. Here you can picnic and dangle a line in relaxed surrounds, and there are a number of fishing holes waiting to be discovered, including Trout Hole.
Bait can be purchased from Kuppers Service Station, Burton Avenue, Kyneton, or Tanners Toy Box, Mollison Street, Kyneton.
Please note that adults require a fishing licence when fishing in the Macedon Ranges.
You can purchase a fishing licence at Woodend Information Centre or Collins Kyneton Newsagent 95 Mollison Street, Kyneton
For more information, drop into the Visitor Information Centres in Kyneton and Woodend or call 1800 244 711.