Fly Fishing | Victoria | Lake Wendouree

Fishery 4.3 Rating

Waterway Type

Lake
Lake

Target Species

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

Fly Fishing Highlights

  • Spring and Autumn mayfly hatches
  • Winter smelting trout
  • Summer Mudeye feeders

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

A good mix of insects hatch throughout the season including midge, caddis and mayfly. Spring and Autumn are the times to experience some form of hatch as the water and air temperatures are at their best. Over summer there can be some entertaining mudeye fishing in low light and at night, and through winter the trout hone in on smelt and baitfish. With the wide range of food sources available for the trout, a range of techniques are useful on Lake Wendouree. Fishing with streamers and wet flies are very productive all season long when mayfly are around in Spring and Autumn the fish really look for them so fishing dries and nymphs during these months are the way to go. Over summer fishing the edges with mudeye patterns are productive as is searching around with nymphs and dries.

Access

There is amazing access to Lake Wendouree, there is a walking track around the whole lake, and Wendouree Parade loops around the lake. There are also boat ramps located on the northern and southern shorelines

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

Possum Emergerbrown trout
rainbow trout
English perch (redfin)
#10 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Shaving Brushbrown trout
rainbow trout
English perch (redfin)
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Claret Dabblerbrown trout
rainbow trout
English perch (redfin)
#10 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Seals Fur Nymph (black, brown, olive and claret)brown trout
rainbow trout
English perch (redfin)
#10 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Stick Caddisbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Shrekbrown trout
rainbow trout
English perch (redfin)
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Gold Humungousbrown trout
rainbow trout
English perch (redfin)
#8 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Green Machinebrown trout
rainbow trout
English perch (redfin)
#10 – 12janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Mudeyebrown trout
rainbow trout
English perch (redfin)
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

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