Victoria's Western lakes have been fishing well for trout and redfin for the last few weeks. While the weather might be average and may take a bit to persist with, the quality of fish on offer is well worth it. Some of the lakes that are fishing well at the moment include; Bullen Merri, Purrumbete, Wendouree, Wurdibuloc - along with the lakes over near the Grampians - Wartook, Fyans and Toolondo.

Customer Tim purchased a few new trolling outfits during the week and over the went he went across to the Grampians with a few mates where they did some trolling in a couple of the lakes. While it took some moving about to find the fish, the guys ended up with 17 nice trout averaging around 1.2kg on a variety of lures. The best performers over the weekend were plain white winged 'tassie devil' style lures.


Now is a great time if you're into chasing trout in the lakes and impoundments if you need your trout fix! Most of the Western Lakes have been firing for quality trout, with the Grampian lakes such as Toolondo and Wartook fishing well both from the shore and boat. Mudeyes and mudeye imitation plastics have been good along with shallow running hardbodies. Lake Purrumbete and Bullen Merri have also produced some quality fish using the same methods, along with lures being run off a downrigger.

Lake Eildon has been fishing well for anglers casting and trolling lures. Customer Brandon fished the lake in his kayak recently to land some lovely brown trout like this one. Casting and trolling Ecogear SX40's proved to be effective, with colour 313 being the best. Bradon pulled fish from around the timbered and deeper sloping shorelines of the lake.

Customer Brenton fished a private dam in South Gippsland recently chasing a few large stocked trout. Brenton found that red and silver bladed Celtas did the trick on some lovely brown trout.


If you're a keen freshwater fisho, and want to tangle with some good Redfin and Trout now is the time to get across to Western Victoria. Lake Tooliorook is just out of Colac and is producing some lovely fish. 

Customer Brian from the Bendigo Angling Club went across and fished the lake to land both Trout and Redfin. The Trout were mainly caught on flatlined Tassies while most Redfin were caught on Maria and Strike Pro vibes around the northern side of the lake.