Fly Fishing | Victoria | Newlyn Reservoir

Fishery 4.2 Rating

Waterway Type

Lake
Lake

Target Species

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

Fly Fishing Highlights

  • Spring mayfly hatches
  • Smelting/ baitfish feeding fish through winter

Target Species - Seasons

brown 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

So long as the lake is not too low, it is fishable all year long. You will encounter rising fish all year long to a range of food sources such as midge, mayfly, caddis, beetles and damsels just to name a few. Newlyn is a good winter option as there are plenty of active trout chasing smelt and other baitfish, targeting these with a range of wet flies can be very productive and rewarding in the size of the fish you will catch. Through spring there are good mayfly hatches on warm overcast days and in calm conditions, you can expect to see midge hatches all year round. You can also get some good mudeye fishing through summer during periods of low light. Fishing small streamers, wet flies and nymphs are the most reliable flies to fish, however when the fish are rising, covering them mayfly patterns works very well.

Access

No boating or watercraft are allowed on Newlyn Reservoir so all access is by foot. Where Newlyn Reservoir Road meets the lake along the northern shore is where you can gain access to the lake, from here you can walk around the lake and use the numerous stopovers located around the lake if you need to cross a fence line.

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

Paradunbrown trout
English perch (redfin)
#12 – 12janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Bibiobrown trout
English perch (redfin)
#14 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Black Spinnerbrown trout
English perch (redfin)
#12 – 12janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Carrot Fly (orange and claret)brown trout
English perch (redfin)
#12 – 12janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Olive Damselbrown trout
English perch (redfin)
#12 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Tom Jonesbrown trout
English perch (redfin)
#12 – 12janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Stick Caddisbrown trout
English perch (redfin)
#12 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Gold Humungousbrown trout
English perch (redfin)
#10 – 10janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Claret Dabblerbrown trout
English perch (redfin)
#12 – 12janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

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