Fly Fishing | Victoria | Cairn Curran Reservoir

Fishery 4 Rating

Waterway Type

Lake
Lake

Target Species

brown troutbrown trout
carpcarp
English perch (redfin)English perch (redfin)
golden perch (yellowbelly)golden perch (yellowbelly)
Murray codMurray cod
rainbow troutrainbow trout

Fly Fishing Highlights

  • Trout fishing over the cooler months
  • Golden perch in spring
  • Murray cod in summer

Target Species - Seasons

brown troutjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
rainbow troutjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
golden perch (yellowbelly)janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Murray codjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
English perch (redfin)janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
carpjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

Note: species & seasonal information is indicative at the time of publishing.
For authoritive information visit https://vfa.vic.gov.au or other relevant jurisdictional authorities.



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Fishing

The trout fishing is at its best over the cooler months however, you can get some good fishing over summer in the evening or at night. There is a mix of insects that hatch throughout the season including midge and caddis and there are big populations of baitfish in the lake that the trout feed on. Fishing with small wet flies, nymphs and streamers is the most consistent way to fish the lake however, the fishing at rising fish with dries works when the fish are actively rising.
The golden perch start to push to the edges of the lake as the water warms through spring, when they are shallow they are very catchable using big streamers fished slowly. The Murray cod also become a feature in the warmer water through summer, the small and medium sized fish become more active and will chase and eat big streamers just like the golden perch. Targeting structure such as rocks, timber and weed edges, or finding baitfish are key if you want to target the natives in the lake.

Access

There is heaps of accessible shoreline for anglers on foot and a number of boat ramps located around the lake. The Picnic Point Boat Ramp located off the Joyces Creek - Baringhup Road and the boat north and south boat ramps at Woolshed Bay located in the northeastern corner of the lake are good places to start with a boat or by foot.

Note: access information is indicative at the time of publishing.
For authoritive information visit https://vfa.vic.gov.au or other relevant jurisdictional authorities.

Flies

Shrekbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Gold Humungousbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Stick Caddisbrown trout
rainbow trout
#14 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Tom Jonesbrown trout
rainbow trout
#14 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Zulubrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Fur Fly - blackbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Brush Fly - blackgolden perch (yellowbelly)
Murray cod
#2/0 – 4/0janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Bass Vampiregolden perch (yellowbelly)
Murray cod
#1/0 – 1janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Deceiver - black/redgolden perch (yellowbelly)
Murray cod
#2/0 – 4/0janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

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