Fly Fishing | Victoria | Hepburn Lagoon

Fishery 4.2 Rating

Waterway Type

Lake
Lake

Target Species

brown troutbrown trout
English perch (redfin)English perch (redfin)
rainbow troutrainbow trout

Fly Fishing Highlights

  • Spring mayfly
  • Winter smelting trout
  • Summer mudeye fishing

Target Species - Seasons

brown troutjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
rainbow troutjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
English perch (redfin)janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

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 lake is open to fishing all season long however it can experience low water levels over summer. It is an extremely fertile lake with an abundance of food sources. Throughout a season you can expect to encounter a range of different insects such as mayfly, caddis, damsels, mudeyes and midge.
Over winter Hepburn provides good opportunities to target trout chasing and feeding on the abundant baitfish in the lake. Targeting these fish with streamers and other baitfish imitations can be very exciting and produces some great quality trout.
Through spring the fish start to look up and feed on mayfly and other insects. Fishing nymphs, small wets or dries blind or to rising fish is very productive.
During summer you can also encounter trout feeding in the evenings and into the night on mudeyes. Mudeye imitations and other bulky wet flies such as fur flies fished on a floating line is a very enjoyable way to fish into the evening whilst trout are moving all around you picking off the migrating mudeye.
Overcast conditions generally provide the best fishing on this lake year round.

Access

Access to the lake is via Pruntys Road at the southeastern end, or via the Daylesford-Clunes Road.
Personal watercraft and car topper boats powered by an electric motor are allowed on this lake. The whole lake is also accessible 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

Claret Dabblerbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 12janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Bibiobrown trout
rainbow trout
#14 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Shrekbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 10janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Gold Humungousbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 10janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Carrot Fly (orange and claret)rainbow trout
brown trout
#12 – 12janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Possum Emergerbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Brown Cruncherbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 12janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Seals Fur Nymph (black, brown, olive and claret)brown trout
rainbow trout
#14 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Stick Caddisbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Tom Jonesbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 12janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

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