Fly Fishing | Victoria | Lake William Hovell

Fishery 3.7 Rating

Waterway Type

Lake
Lake

Target Species

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

Fly Fishing Highlights

  • Summer beetle falls
  • Big midge hatches in calm conditions

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

This lake is fishable all season long, however the water height can fluctuate greatly. Wet fly fishing will produce fish all season, however from spring through until august there is far more insect activity and fish rise willingly giving anglers the opportunities to target these fish with dries and nymphs. Over the summer the lake has some terrific terrestrial action including big beetle falls which the trout love to eat. The lake can also have a good evening rise in all seasons, so always be prepared for rising fish in the evening.

Access

Access to the lake is via the Upper King River Road which will take you to the dam wall. From here you can launch a boat or continue up the road that takes you around the western side of the lake towards the Upper King River.

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

Red Tagbrown trout
rainbow trout
English perch (redfin)
#10 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Gum Beetlebrown trout
rainbow trout
English perch (redfin)
#10 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Bibio Hopperbrown trout
rainbow trout
English perch (redfin)
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Kate McLarenbrown trout
rainbow trout
English perch (redfin)
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Stick Caddisbrown trout
rainbow trout
English perch (redfin)
#10 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Green Machinebrown trout
rainbow trout
English perch (redfin)
#10 – 12janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Gold Humungousbrown trout
rainbow trout
English perch (redfin)
#10 – 12janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Mrs Simpsonbrown trout
rainbow trout
English perch (redfin)
#10 – 12janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Bobs Bitsbrown trout
rainbow trout
English perch (redfin)
#14 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

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