Fly Fishing | Victoria | Wurdiboluc Reservoir

Fishery 1.9 Rating

Waterway Type


Target Species

brown troutbrown trout
rainbow troutrainbow trout

Fly Fishing Highlights

  • A trout lake option close to the Surfcoast region

Target Species - Seasons

brown troutjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
rainbow troutjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

Note: species & seasonal information is indicative at the time of publishing.
For authoritative information visit or other relevant jurisdictional authorities.

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Wurdiboluc Reservoir can provide quality fly fishing conditions at times, including orange spinners, dun hatches, beetles, midging, damsels, mudeye feeders and smelting fish. The lake is quite shallow however, and the quality of fishing often varies dramatically with lowering lake levels and rising water temperatures. Regular stocking, however does refresh the opportunity to catching brown and rainbow trout of 20-25cm. The occasional larger fish of up to 6lb is captured, including some large rainbows as well as browns.
There is also a large population of small redfin in the lake.


Access is permitted by Barwon Water with conditions that can be found on the Barwon Water website. At the time of writing, conditions include, no boats and no wading.
There are restrictions on the fishable shoreline, from just east of the channel inflow, to the damn wall near the main carpark before the treatment plant.
The grassy shoreline on the south shore of the lake provides the best fly fishing water, which can be accessed via the small carpark just near the Wenslydale Station Rd intersection off Cape Otway Rd.
When the water levels are up, the shoreline provides a series of points and bays where fish can be located with close attention to the deeper channels and depressions where trout often patrol the edges.

Note: access information is indicative at the time of publishing.
For authoritative information visit or other relevant jurisdictional authorities.


Olive Damselbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Orange Spinnerbrown trout
rainbow trout
#14 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Bobs Bitsbrown trout
rainbow trout
#16 – 18janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Red Tagbrown trout
rainbow trout
#14 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Brown Seals Fur Nymphbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Brown Cruncherbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Orange Beaded Magoobrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 10janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

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