Given the trout closed season on the rivers, our impoundments have been the most popular places for trout fishermen to wet a line.
In central Gippsland, Blue Rock Lake has been the most common place to encounter trout anglers at this time of year. And with reports of trout up to 2lb from the wall, why wouldn’t it be? Tassie Devils in bright colours, like pinks and greens, have been working well.
Fisheries Victoria stocked Blue Rock with 4,800 yearling brown trout in early July and there’s more to come later in the year. Although these fish are only small, the lake was stocked last year so there’s plenty on offer. I have not heard many reports of reddies though. Sometimes, they can be a bit quiet in winter.
Below the Blue Rock wall is completely off limits to anglers at the moment because this section is classified as a tailrace trout river.
Lake Glenmaggie has been fishing slowly because of the low water levels. Hopefully, a good drop a rain will come soon, as Glenmaggie usually fishes quite well when the water levels are high.
The school holidays have had lots of kids fishing our small waters, such as Kunai Lake in Morwell, and Lake Hyland near Churchill. Most of the kids have been doing very well. PowerBait has been the most popular, with humble worms, lures and flies also working a treat.
For something a little different, the Latrobe River has been a popular haunt for young anglers who want to help in the fight against carp. The young blokes have been doing a ripper job catching heaps of big carp on worms and corn.
That’s about it from me. There’s a little more than a month until trout opening on the rivers so hang in there.
For the latest fishing information from central Gippsland, contact Will at Allways Angling in Traralgon on (03) 5174 8544.Reads: 626