LakeMany of Victoria's freshwater lakes are man-made being created by damning rivers.

However, some are in fact the result of volcanic action. that occurred (geologically speaking)  relatively recently.   Where the volcanos formed a caldera (depression) and lakes formed between some 7,000 to 10,000 years ago to the present.

An excellent example of this is Lake Bullen Merri - popular with fishos chasing Chinook Salmon and Trout.  Both introduced species whose numbers are carefully managed by the Fisheries Department.

The Gippsland Lakes is a natural estuarine system (saltwater and brackish) with extensive fishing opportunities and a smorgasbord of target species.

Lake Fishing Locations In Victoria

Fishing Locations

Plenty River Fishing

Plenty River fishing can be challenging.  The banks can be steep.  The water is often very shallow. The Plenty River stretches from the Great Dividing Range as a stream.…

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Werribee Fishing

Werribee Fishing opportunities include the Werribee South Pier, Beach and of course access to the Werribee River via the Boat Ramp. There’s also plenty of…

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Fishing Reports YTD 2022

This year’s fishing reports to date, for Victorian Lakes, during 2022.

DateLocationSpeciesBaitLureRig            
June 2, 2022Greens Lake, VicYellow Belly
June 2, 2022Lake Mulwala, NSWMurray CodCodger
June 2, 2022Lake Mulwala, NSWMurray CodSpinners
June 2, 2022Lake Mulwala, NSWMurray CodOld Mate
June 2, 2022Yarrambat Park Lake, VicRedfinAsakura S-Hornet Crankbait
June 2, 2022Lake Purrumbete, VicRedfin
June 2, 2022Lake Eildon,VicRainbow Trout
June 10, 2022Lake Purrumbete, VicBrown TroutLarge Hard Bodies
June 10, 2022Lake Purrumbete, VicRedfinLarge Hard Bodies
June 10, 2022Lake Eildon,VicMurray Cod
June 10, 2022Lake Eildon,VicRedfin
June 10, 2022Lake Eildon,VicRainbow TroutTassie Devils
June 10, 2022Shepparton Lake,VicRainbow TroutSoft Plastic Minnow
June 10, 2022Lake Mulwala, NSWMurray CodSpinners
June 16, 2022Lake Mulwala, NSWMurray CodSpinners
June 16, 2022Lake Mulwala, NSWMurray CodSwim Bait
June 16, 2022Shepparton Lake,VicRainbow TroutSoft Plastics
June 16, 2022Shepparton Lake,VicRedfinTN50 Jackal
June 16, 2022Lake Purrumbete, VicRedfin
June 16, 2022Lake Purrumbete, VicRainbow Trout
June 16, 2022Lake Purrumbete, VicChinook Salmon
June 23, 2022Lake Eildon,VicMurray CodSpinners
June 23, 2022Lake Eildon,VicRainbow TroutTassie Devils
June 23, 2022Lake Eildon,VicRedfinTassie Devils
June 23, 2022Lake Eildon,VicEuropean CarpScrub Worms
June 23, 2022Lake Eildon,VicMurray Cod
June 23, 2022Tallangatta Lake Hume,NSWBrown Trout
June 23, 2022Lake Tyers,VicBlack Bream
June 30, 2022Lake Mulwala, NSWMurray Cod
July 2, 2022Crater LakesChinook SalmonPilchards
July 2, 2022Crater LakesBrown TroutTassie Devils
July 2, 2022Crater LakesRainbow TroutTassie Devils
July 2, 2022Crater LakesTiger TroutTassie Devils
July 2, 2022Shepparton LakeRainbow TroutPowerbait
July 2, 2022Shepparton LakeRainbow TroutSpinners
July 2, 2022Lake EildonMurray CodStump Jumper
July 2, 2022Lake EildonRainbow TroutTassie Devils
July 2, 2022Lake EildonEuropean CarpEarthworms
July 2, 2022Lake EildonRedfinEarthworms
July 2, 2022Lake HumeRedfinScrub Worms
July 2, 2022Lake HumeRedfinBlades
July 2, 2022Lakes Entrance Australian Salmon
July 7, 2022Lake PurrumbeteRedfin
July 16, 2022Lake NagambieMurray CodSpinners
July 16, 2022Lake NagambieRedfin
July 16, 2022Lake NagambieMurray CodScrub Worms
July 16, 2022Lake EildonMurray CodTassie Devils
July 16, 2022Lake EildonMurray CodSmall Divers
July 16, 2022Lake EildonRainbow TroutTassie Devils
July 16, 2022Lake EildonRedfinTassie Devils
July 16, 2022Shepparton LakeRainbow TroutNight Crawlers
July 16, 2022Lake EildonMurray CodStump Jumper - Tree Frog Color
July 16, 2022Lake EildonMurray CodMagdrafts
July 16, 2022Lake EildonMurray CodTremors
July 16, 2022Lake EildonRainbow Trout
July 16, 2022Lake HumeYellow BellyGulp Soft Plastics
July 16, 2022Lake HumeYellow BellyYabbies
July 16, 2022Lake HumeRedfinScrub Worms
July 16, 2022Shepparton LakeRainbow TroutPowerbait
July 16, 2022Shepparton LakeRedfinEarthworms
July 29, 2022Lake EildonMurray Cod
July 30, 2022Lake PurrumbeteChinook SalmonPilchards
July 30, 2022Lake PurrumbeteRainbow Trout
July 30, 2022Lake PurrumbeteRedfin
July 30, 2022Lake EildonMurray CodBassman Aussie Crawler
July 30, 2022Lake EildonRainbow TroutTassie Devils
July 30, 2022Lake EildonRedfinScrub Worms
July 30, 2022Lake EildonRedfinYabbies
July 30, 2022Shepparton LakeRainbow TroutSmall Hardbodies
July 30, 2022Shepparton LakeRainbow TroutPowerbait
July 30, 2022Craigmeur Lake RedfinZx40 blade
July 30, 2022Craigmeur Lake RedfinYabbies
July 30, 2022Craigmeur Lake European CarpYabbies
July 30, 2022Lake EppalockRedfinSoft Plastics
July 30, 2022Lake EppalockRedfinBlades
July 30, 2022Lake EppalockRedfinNight Crawlers
July 30, 2022Lake EppalockEuropean CarpNight Crawlers
August 5, 2022Lake HumeRainbow TroutTassie Devils
August 5, 2022Lake HumeRedfinEarthworms
August 5, 2022Lake HumeRedfinSoft Plastics
August 5, 2022Big Rivr Arm Lake EildonMurray CodStump Jumper
August 5, 2022Delatite Arm Lake EildonMurray CodBig Jackal Swim Baits
August 5, 2022Delatite Arm Lake EildonMurray CodBait Sanity Swim Baits
August 5, 2022Bonnie Doon Lake EildonRainbow TroutPink Tassie Devils
August 5, 2022Bonnie Doon Lake EildonRainbow TroutPowerbait
August 5, 2022Bonnie Doon Lake EildonRainbow TroutNight Crawlers
August 5, 2022Bonnie Doon Lake EildonRedfinNight Crawlers
August 5, 2022Bonnie Doon Lake EildonRedfinGold Spoons
August 5, 2022Bonnie Doon Lake EildonRainbow TroutGold Spoons
August 5, 2022Shepparton LakeRainbow Trout
August 5, 2022Shepparton LakeRedfinSpinners
August 5, 2022Shepparton LakeRedfinSoft Plastics
August 5, 2022Shepparton LakeRedfinPowerbait
August 5, 2022Shepparton LakeRedfinEarthworms
August 5, 2022Lake PurrumbeteRedfinBent Minnows
August 5, 2022Lake PurrumbeteRedfinSoft Plastics
August 5, 2022Lake PurrumbeteRedfinMetal Spoon
August 5, 2022Lake Bullen MerriTiger Trout
August 5, 2022Lake Bullen MerriRainbow Trout
August 5, 2022Lake Bullen MerriChinook Salmon
August 6, 2022Lake EildonMurray Cod
August 12, 2022Lake EildonBrown Trout
August 12, 2022Lake MulwalaMurray CodMagdrafts
August 12, 2022Lake MulwalaMurray CodBardi Grubs
August 12, 2022Lake MulwalaMurray CodChicken
August 12, 2022Greens LakeYellow Belly
August 12, 2022Greens LakeMurray Cod
August 16, 2022Lakes Entrance FootbridgeBarracoutaPilchards
August 16, 2022Lakes Entrance GarfishEarthworms
August 16, 2022Lakes Entrance GarfishPipis
August 16, 2022Lakes Entrance Surf BeachesAustralian SalmonPilchards
August 16, 2022Lakes Entrance Six Mile ReefSnapper
August 16, 2022Lakes Entrance Six Mile ReefMorwong
August 16, 2022Lakes Entrance Surf BeachesGummy Shark
August 16, 2022Lake TyersBlack BreamShallow Divers
August 16, 2022Lake TyersFlathead
August 22, 2022Emerald LakeRainbow TroutTrout Dough
August 22, 2022Lakes Entrance Surf BeachesAustralian Salmon
August 22, 2022Lakes Entrance Surf BeachesAustralian Salmon
August 22, 2022Lakes Entrance Silver Trevally
August 22, 2022Lakes Entrance Gummy Shark
August 22, 2022Lake TyersFlathead
August 22, 2022Lake TyersBlack Bream
August 26, 2022Lake PurrumbeteBrown TroutBent Minnows
August 29, 2022Yarrambat Park LakeRainbow Trout
August 29, 2022Giippsland LakesBlack Bream
August 29, 2022Lake EildonMurray Cod
August 29, 2022Lake MulwalaMurray CodSwim Bait
August 29, 2022Lake EildonMurray Cod
August 29, 2022Lake EildonMurray CodChatterbait
August 29, 2022Emerald LakeRainbow TroutTrout Dough
August 29, 2022Lakes Entrance FootbridgeBarracoutaMussels
August 29, 2022Lakes Entrance FootbridgeKing George WhitingMussels
August 29, 2022Lake TyersBlack BreamSoft Plastics
August 29, 2022Lake TyersEstuary PerchSoft Plastics
August 31, 2022Crater LakesRainbow TroutTassie Devils
August 31, 2022Crater LakesChinook Salmon
August 31, 2022Lake PurrumbeteRainbow TroutTassie Devils
August 31, 2022Lake PurrumbeteChinook Salmon
August 31, 2022Kialla LakesYellow BellyCrank Baits
August 31, 2022Kialla LakesYellow BellyChatterbait
August 31, 2022Lake EildonMurray CodSpinners
August 31, 2022Lake EildonMurray CodChatterbait
August 31, 2022Lake EildonRainbow TroutTassie Devils
August 31, 2022Lake EildonRainbow TroutTrout Dough
August 31, 2022Lake EildonBrown TroutTassie Devils
September 3, 2022Roxburgh Park LakesRainbow TroutTrout Dough
September 8, 2022Lake Eildon PoundageRainbow TroutSpinners
September 8, 2022Lake Eildon PoundageRainbow TroutEarthworms
September 8, 2022Lake Eildon PoundageRainbow TroutTrout Dough
September 8, 2022Lake EildonRainbow Trout
September 8, 2022Lake EildonMurray CodSoft Plastics
September 8, 2022Lake HumeRedfinSoft Plastics
September 8, 2022Lake HumeRedfinRapala
September 8, 2022Lake HumeRedfinEarthworms
September 8, 2022Lakes Entrance FootbridgeBarracouta
September 8, 2022Lakes Entrance FootbridgeKing George Whiting
September 8, 2022Lakes Entrace JettiesSilver TrevallyMetal Spoon
September 8, 2022Lakes Entrace JettiesSilver TrevallyBluebait
September 8, 2022Lakes Entrance Surf BeachesAustralian SalmonPilchardsPopper
September 8, 2022Lakes Entrance Surf BeachesTailorPilchardsPopper
September 8, 2022Lakes Entrance Six Mile ReefSnapper
September 8, 2022Lakes Entrance Six Mile ReefGummy Shark
September 8, 2022Lake TyersEstuary Perch
September 8, 2022Lake TyersBlack BreamSoft Plastics
September 8, 2022Lake TyersFlatheadSoft Plastics
September 8, 2022Marlo Lake CorrigleBlack BreamPrawn
September 8, 2022Spavin LakeRainbow Trout
September 8, 2022Emerald LakeRainbow TroutSoft Plastics
September 8, 2022Lilydale LakeRainbow Trout
September 8, 2022Yarrambat Park LakeRainbow Trout
September 8, 2022Albert Park LakeRainbow Trout
September 8, 2022Yarrambat Park LakeRainbow Trout
September 8, 2022Pakenham LakeRainbow Trout
September 8, 2022Yarrambat Park LakeRainbow Trout
September 8, 2022Lake EildonMurray Cod
September 1, 2022Lake EildonMurray Cod
September 9, 2022Caulfield LakeRainbow TroutSoft Plastics
September 9, 2022Caulfield LakeRainbow TroutTrout DoughFeeder Rig
September 9, 2022Lake Eildon PoundageRainbow TroutTrout Dough
September 9, 2022Lake Eildon PoundageRainbow TroutTrout Dough
September 9, 2022Pakenham LakeRainbow TroutSmall Hardbodies
September 9, 2022Lake MulwalaMurray CodSwim Bait
September 9, 2022Lake EildonMurray Cod
September 9, 2022Lake EildonMurray CodChatterbait
September 9, 2022Lake EildonMurray CodSpinnerbait
September 9, 2022Emerald LakeRainbow TroutTrout Dough
September 12, 2022Lake PurrumbeteBrown TroutBent Minnows
September 12, 2022Patterson LakesBlack BreamMaggots
September 12, 2022Patterson LakesEstuary PerchMaggots
September 14, 2022Lake GlenmaggieRedfinEarthwormsRunning Sinker Rig
September 14, 2022Lake GlenmaggieBrown TroutEarthwormsRunning Sinker Rig
September 14, 2022Lake EildonMurray CodLarge Hard Bodies
September 14, 2022Lake EildonMurray Cod
September 14, 2022Lake EildonEuropean Carp
September 17, 2022Lake EildonMurray Cod
September 17, 2022Lake EildonMurray Cod
September 17, 2022Lakes Entrance FootbridgeWhitingPipis
September 17, 2022Lakes Entrance Surf BeachesAustralian SalmonBluebaitPopper
September 17, 2022Lakes Entrance Six Mile ReefPinky Snapper
September 17, 2022Lakes Entrance Six Mile ReefPinky Snapper
September 17, 2022Lakes Entrance Six Mile ReefGummy Shark
September 16, 2022Lake TyersBlack BreamPrawn
September 17, 2022Lake TyersFlatheadPrawn
September 17, 2022Marlo Lake CorrigleBlack BreamPrawn
September 21, 2022Lake EildonRainbow Trout
September 21, 2022Lake Bullen MerriChinook Salmon
September 21, 2022Lake PurrumbeteChinook Salmon
September 21, 2022Lake PurrumbeteRainbow Trout
September 21, 2022Lake PurrumbeteRedfin
September 23, 2022Lake HumeBrown Trout
September 23, 2022Lake HumeYellow BellyBlack Gulps
September 23, 2022Lake HumeRedfinBlack Gulps
September 23, 2022lake hRedfinEarthworms
September 23, 2022Lake EppalockYellow BellyCodger
September 23, 2022Lake EppalockYellow BellyTN60 Jackal
September 23, 2022Lake EppalockYellow BellyEarthworms
September 23, 2022Lake EppalockRedfinEarthworms
September 23, 2022Lake EildonMurray CodTremors
September 23, 2022Lake EildonRedfinEarthworms
September 23, 2022Kialla Lakes SheppartonYellow BellyScrub Worms
September 23, 2022Kialla Lakes SheppartonYellow BellyEarthworms
September 23, 2022Lakes Entrance FootbridgeWhitingMussel
September 23, 2022Lakes Entrance FootbridgeWhitingPipis
September 23, 2022Bullock Island Lakes EntranceAustralian SalmonBluebaitPopper
September 23, 2022Lakes Entrance Six Mile ReefSnapper
September 23, 2022Lakes Entrance Six Mile ReefPinky Snapper
September 23, 2022Lakes Entrance Six Mile ReefGummy Shark
September 22, 2022Lake TyersBlack BreamPrawn
September 23, 2022Lake TyersFlathead

Victorian Lakes Fishing Map


Victorian Lake Fishing FAQ

What fish can be caught in Victorian Lake Environments?

Native species: Murray Cod, Yellowbelly aka Golden Perch, Redfin aka English Perch, Brown and Rainbow Trout and Chinook Salmon (lake Bullen Merri for example) are some popular species.

Can I Fish At Any Lake in Victoria?

No. Always check local requirements before fishing. Some, like Sugarloaf, restrict fishing to specific areas and only allow lures – not bait. Other lakes do not permit fishing at all.

Can I use a Boat or Kayak Fish on any lake?

No. While most allow powerboats and kayaks some limit boats to electric motors only. While others only permit kayaks. There are many spots that do not permit any watercraft at all. Always check first with local authorities if you are uncertain.

What’s the best bait for a Victorian lake?

 Soft plastic lures, hard-body lures, diving lures, surface lures are all effective. As are fly’s on some species like trout, bass and even redfin. Natural baits that work well including earthworms, scrub worms, yabbies, freshwater shrimp, mud-eyes, Bardi grubs and chicken. If fishing for European Carp corn can be very effective.


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