Blue Rock Rocks
  |  First Published: November 2009

I know some people often refer to Blue Rock Lake as Lake Disappointment. However at the moment Blue Rock is no disappointment.

Fellow VFM contributor Steve Haughton is a local guru of fishing Blue Rock, and on a few recent outings his reputation for catching large trout out of Blue Rock kept growing. Steve and his partner Cate manage to land three very large brown trout ranging between 1.5kg and 2.2kg in weight. Cate of course managed to land the biggest brownie.

Steve and Cate were flat line trolling a Crown Seals lure close in to the bank, as the water level was rising at the time.

Steve also said he spoke to another gentleman that was fishing at the dam wall earlier on, and witnessed another angler land four big brown trout that he estimated at 2.5kg each using worms fished on a light running sinker rig.

There’s also been plenty of carp spaning around the bank edges, which has been making for some light line sport fishing with soft plastics. There’s even been a few small brown and rainbow trout to 250g caught on corn.


There’s been some good sized trout caught out of the Tyers River below Blue Rock Lake and some of the fish are absolute crackers measuring up to 49cm in length.

Soft plastics have been working extremely well, as has worms as the water flows have been well up compared to usual. Most of the anglers using worms are fishing them unweighted and casting them upstream so they float down naturally.


The creek seems to be fishing quite well again after a couple of slow months. I’ve now been hearing of good solid catches of trout, with a few anglers catching over a dozen fish in a session. The trout seem to be a bit bigger on average than this time last year, as plenty of anglers are catching lots of fish over 30cm in length.

Andrew Donchi landed 12 nice brown trout up to 35cm in length using worms and Berkley Power Nymph soft plastics. Clive Rendell had also been catching some good-sized brownies up to 34cm as well

The flying ants are out now, so if you know how to cast a fly get out there with a few termite patterns and you will clean up. The same goes for the Morwell River as well, as there have been some really good ant hatches of an evening.

For more information on fishing Central Gippsland, contact Will Thompson at his new bigger and better Allways Angling tackle store. You will get expert advice and some great prices on all the best fishing tackle.

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