Inland lakes and rivers

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Inland Lakes and Rivers.jpg "Good water levels and well managed restock have resulted in one of Victoria’s most productive inland fishing regions."

Emerald winter landscapes, charming historic towns and country hospitality ice the cake for a weekend or weeklong fishing adventure. Visit a bait and tackle supplier for advice on preferential baits, rigs and lures for local conditions.

Lake Bullen Merri
Your pick of black volcanic sandy banks that encircle the lake, jetty or boat! Please see update on blue green algae below!

  • Species: rainbow and brown trout, chinook and atlantic salmon, Australian bass
  • Access: Good access for water craft, bank and jetty fishing
  • Location: Outskirts of Camperdown

Lake Purrumbete
Great setting with views towards Mt Elephant and Mt Porndon

  • Species: rainbow and brown trout, Chinook and atlantic salmon, redfin (English perch)
  • Access: Good access for bank fishing, boats can now be launched from the new concrete ramp in the caravan park
  • Location: South east of Camperdown east of Cobden

Lake Tooliorook
Sand bottomed picturesque lake 5km from Lismore good fishing from jetties, bank and boat

  • Species: rainbow and brown trout, redfin (English perch), short finned eel
  • Access: Good access from boat, bank and jetty
  • Location: South west of Lismore

Lake Elingamite
Bank fishing not recommended with current water levels

  • Species: brown trout and redfin (English perch)
  • Access: Good access for water craft bank access is dangerous with current low water levels.
  • Location: South West of Cobden

Mount Emu Creek
Seek and yee shall find!

  • Species: Brown trout and redfin (English perch)
  • Access: Bank fishing only
  • Location: Runs close to the towns of Skipton, Darlington, Noorat and Terang. Anglers are asked to be mindful of platypus in this spring fed waterway.

Curdies River (Curdievale)
A favorite haunt of the local angler when the ski boats aren’t in the water, located just across the road from the Boggy Creek Hotel.

  • Species: Bream, mullet, estuary perch, brown trout
  • Access: Bank fishing and boat access
  • Location: 17km NW of Port Campbell, toilets picnic and BBQ facilities are available.

Fishing Lake Bullen Merri

Your pick of the black volcanic sands that encircle the lake, jetty or boat