RIP Lake Bullen Merri

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RIP Lake Bullen Merri

Post by jarrah jack » Mon May 25, 2009 8:54 pm

A very sad report to make of a massive die off of fish at lake bullen merri in western victoria.
The lake held some great sportfish including monster specimens of chinook salmon, brown and rainbow trout.
Nobody can say whether the die off is a result of a recent algae bloom or something equally sinister lurking deep below.The lake is situated in/on an extinct volcano.
Fishermen (or should I say fisherpersons or fishers ,Paul Keating help! )will now be deprived of one of the very few fishing options left in inland victoria.
Whilst it could be a bitterly cold place the lake offered a variety of fishing. Sight casting to rainbows from the bank, slow trolling up some monsters with the help of the downrigger, live baiting with the resident gugeon and fly fishing from the shore, to mention a few.

It has all gone belly up for some time to come I would imagine.



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Post by Matt Flynn » Tue May 26, 2009 8:51 am

By all accounts a special lake from what I have read, I may still fish it one day yet, hope it mends quickly :mrgreen:

I imagine the Victorian inland scene is now cr.p with the drought etc :|

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Post by punter » Tue May 26, 2009 9:25 am

That sucks, I used to fish it in the 80's when I lived in Stawell, was a beautiful stretch of water. Hope it can recover soon.
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Post by jarrah jack » Tue May 26, 2009 10:04 am

Yer Matt and Punter its very bad. I lived in Ararat and Ballarat in the 80s and all those lakes that we used to fish or just swim in or just go past are dust bowls, Burrumbeet, Learmoth, Greens , Bolac to name a few. There are some good blokes and good fishermen around those parts just as there is up north.Thats life folks, make the most of it.

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Post by punter » Tue May 26, 2009 10:10 am

and some of the best yabbies and mushrooms to be had!!!
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Post by jarrah jack » Sat May 30, 2009 4:54 pm

Bit of an update on Bullen Merri
Just found out that they had a few giant airators going to keep the water oxygenated during the drought. It seems that someone smarter than us decided to turn them off a year ago!!!!

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