Fly Fishing | Victoria | Lake Purrumbete

Fishery 4.3 Rating

Waterway Type

Lake
Lake

Target Species

brook troutbrook trout
brown troutbrown trout
chinook salmonchinook salmon
English perch (redfin)English perch (redfin)
rainbow troutrainbow trout

Fly Fishing Highlights

  • Large brown trout and chinook salmon
  • Smelting and baitfish feeding trout late autumn through to early spring
  • Sight fishing along the sandy shorelines in bright conditions

Target Species - Seasons

brown troutjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
rainbow troutjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
chinook salmonjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
brook 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

Lake Purrumbete is a fishery driven by subsurface food sources such as baitfish, fry, damsel nymphs and mudeyes. As a result, there are not many dry fly fishing opportunities, and the most productive way to fish is with streamers, wet flies and nymphs. The fishing here is good throughout the whole year, and the rewards are in the quality of the fish rather than the numbers. Spring and Autumn generally provides the best fishing, however winter is still good, and over summer the periods of low light see some big fish moving shallow to feed. Targeting the weed edges/pockets, points and rocky shores are the best areas to find actively feeding fish.

Access

Access to the lake is via the Purrumbete Estate Road. The boat ramp is located at the Lake Purrumbete Holiday Park at the southern end of the lake.

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

Olive BMSbrown trout
rainbow trout
chinook salmon
brook trout
English perch (redfin)
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Gold Humungousbrown trout
rainbow trout
chinook salmon
brook trout
English perch (redfin)
#8 – 12janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Fur Fly (Mudeye)brown trout
rainbow trout
chinook salmon
brook trout
English perch (redfin)
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Olive Woolly Buggerbrown trout
rainbow trout
chinook salmon
brook trout
English perch (redfin)
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Woolly Bugger - blackbrown trout
rainbow trout
chinook salmon
brook trout
English perch (redfin)
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Coral Streamerbrown trout
rainbow trout
chinook salmon
brook trout
English perch (redfin)
#10 – 12janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Tom Jonesbrown trout
rainbow trout
chinook salmon
brook trout
English perch (redfin)
#12 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Stick Caddisbrown trout
rainbow trout
chinook salmon
brook trout
English perch (redfin)
#10 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Diawl Bachbrown trout
rainbow trout
chinook salmon
brook trout
English perch (redfin)
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

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