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Lake Wendouree recent reports ?
« on: September 25, 2013, 07:52:27 PM »
Anyone heard on the grape vine if this catchment is still full and has trout or reddies in it still ?

Going to Ballarat next Feb and will have the majority of 1 day free and taking the wand.

Also any info on Lake Burrembeet or Lake Learmonth.


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Re: Lake Wendouree recent reports ?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2013, 12:31:52 AM »
Drop this fella a PM
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Re: Lake Wendouree recent reports ?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2013, 06:36:43 AM »
Here's a link from June this year,
http://akff.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=61552&p=647645&hilit=Lake+wendouree#p647645

Last time I was in Ballarat the lake was totally dry and that was only 3 or 4 years ago.

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Re: Lake Wendouree recent reports ?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2013, 09:09:54 AM »
Hey guys.

for others interested, here is the PM I sent bushwacker (reproduced here with is permission):

Hey Steve.

To be honest, I have not fished Wendouree a great deal however from all reports, it is going great guns after being completely dry about 5 years ago (trout stocked re-commenced 2010). Feb in Vic can be a little too hot for trout so take spin gear and see if you can nab a redfin (good on the plate). Use anything that looks like a slim profiled 5-7cm minnow and you're in with a good shot. You may do ok on a trout early morning when the water is a bit cooler, but if you get a few warm days (i.e. 30+) arvo may be a bit harsh on the trout as the lake is relatively shallow.
Reddies will have no issue grabbing a fly but they spend more time deep than looking for food on the surface so take an intermediate or sink tip line .
The lake has a walking track all the way around it so watch the back cast for pedestrians when fly fishing.

if the trout are about, pack a black muddler minnow and use it on the surface after dark as they will grab a live cricket from the top in summer.

here is a bit more info
http://www.sweetwaterfishing.com.au/Wendouree.htm (probably seen this one) http://www.ballarat.com/fishing/shore_based_angling.htm
http://www.ballarat.com/fishing/bait_and_lure.htm
http://www.ballarat.com/fishing/fly_fishing_lake_wendouree.htm
http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/fishing-and-hunting/recreational-fishing/fishing-licence Grab a fishing license onlin here. they email you a PDF http://www.rehfisch.com.au/ great tackle shop (I have no kicbacks :))

Cheers, NS

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Re: Lake Wendouree recent reports ?
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2013, 09:56:14 AM »
I have since learned after the refill they stocked the lake with Yellobelly.. have you heard this Slates ?

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Re: Lake Wendouree recent reports ?
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2013, 10:02:21 AM »
Nah, I had not heard of GPs in Wendouree. DEPI have not at least. Possible that someone has done it either a) illegally or b) with approval (i.e. local club) but I could not find anything on google :)

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Re: Lake Wendouree recent reports ?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2014, 02:58:42 PM »
Hey BW.
Just checked with my mate in Ballarat and this is what he had to say:

"Mates have been getting good fish (browns) to 2kg, but just about all fish have been taken after dark between 11pm - 2am.
Walking the banks and flick and twitch mudeyes. I'm yet to get up there, been too busy with work etc....like most of us.

All fish have been in close, I'm talking within 2m of the bank.
This time of year they'll sit right on the edge of a night waiting for the mudeyes to hatch.

I'll suss the weed situation out in close and let you know."

sounds like late nights :)

Cheers, NS

 

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