Lake Bellfield - Halls Gap / Bellfield. Victoria
Bellfield is situated about 5km south of the township of Halls
Gap at the foot of the Grampians mountain ranges in Victoria's
The lake is the local water supply so no powerboats are permitted,
but electric motors are.
There is a caravan park and picnic area at the wall and a few
other picnic spots along the west bank. See Accommodation
page for details.
There is good access along the west bank for fishing and a dirt
ramp situated near the picnic area.
The lake is not stocked any more due to the presence of a rare
native minnow, but there are still good populations of naturally
recruited brown trout (av. 500g, max 1.8kg), redfin (av. 600g,
max 1.8kg) and a good population of blackfish.
The banks slope down quite quickly so if you're wading, you should
take care. The water is clear for most of the year so lure fishing
can be quite productive. There is no fishing from the wall and
a certain distance down the lake from the wall.
Best bait for reddies is live local yabbies. Baiting up with scrub
worms will give you a good chance at all species present and,
of course, mudeye under a bubble float is a trout favourite.
Dark lures are a good trout tempter here as are darker minnow
styled lures for the reddies. Smelt pattern flies will take both
reddies and trout in this water. There are some beetle falls during
summer and the odd mayfly hatch during spring and summer so flies
like spinners, mayflies, red tag, deer hair beetles in dries and
wets as well as a few smelt and nymph patterns as a standby.
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