Victorian Western District Lakes Firing

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Victorian Western District Lakes Firing

Post by madmortimer » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:31 am

The last 4 weeks have seen Western District Lakes fishing exeptionaly well. Deep Lake has rainbow trout to 1.5kg , Lake Toolirook ( Etrick) rainbows to 1.8kg, Wourdi Bullock has seen Brown Trout to 2kg and smaller rainbows.
Lake Bullen Merri has Browns to 4kg and abundant rainbows to 2kg. All caught on mudeye and powerbait.

One of the best months fishing Iv'e had.



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Re: Victorian Western District Lakes Firing

Post by barra mick » Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:58 pm

thats great to see,all the water has really turned the fishing on its head
you have to have crack even if your just pissin in the wind

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Re: Victorian Western District Lakes Firing

Post by jonesy » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:31 pm

Add Bolac to the list also,rainbows from 3-7lb,and only 12 months old. Although the secret is out there the last fortnight,was about 60 boats on it yesterday.... doesn't do much for the fishing in a 2 meter lake. Adventure bound episode filmed a fortnight ago there is going to air next week....It was good while it lasted!

The female fish out of Tooliorook atm are the best trout I have ever eaten

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Re: Victorian Western District Lakes Firing

Post by madmortimer » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:16 am

Your right Jonesy,
The rainbows have a lovely orange flesh, are in exceptional conditon and are great to eat, the best Iv'e had also.

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Re: Victorian Western District Lakes Firing

Post by punter » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:42 pm

Good to hear!
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Re: Victorian Western District Lakes Firing

Post by barra mick » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:18 pm

whats the go with lake tolondo ??? did it fill up again ?

i remember staying at the caravan park years ago and catching very nice trout there.
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Re: Victorian Western District Lakes Firing

Post by madmortimer » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:54 pm

Barra Mick,

Lake Toolondo is dependant on Rocklands Reservoir being full.

From Web site: Wimmera Angling Association request 4,000 rainbow trout Drought affected in 2011. Review if water levels change over winter.

So it looks as though they are waiting for Rocklands to fill then feed Toolondo. Thats all I can find out.

Had some great fishing there on falling water levels, less water more big fish! It's used as a irrigation water supply primarly I think, pity.

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Re: Victorian Western District Lakes Firing

Post by barra mick » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:16 pm

thanks for that imfo !!
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Re: Victorian Western District Lakes Firing

Post by madmortimer » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:03 am

Just found the official site for Wimmera Water levels. Toolondo is getting water from Rocklands now and is 36% full. Looks as though they are filling it to 50% and then will stock it.

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Re: Victorian Western District Lakes Firing

Post by barra mick » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:19 pm

thats great to see,hopefully they relaese some decent size fish in there to get it going again

if it keeps raining then it should be pretty full soon
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Re: Victorian Western District Lakes Firing

Post by Mud » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:39 am

Yeah appreciate the report....would be nice to see some trip results. Cheers
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Re: Victorian Western District Lakes Firing

Post by Faulksy » Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:54 pm

It wont take long for the Toolondo fish to get big. Back in its day it had amazing growth rates. Was a fantastic place to fish. I wonder if the wash tommorow van park still exists. Cant see that they would have kept going during the dry years.

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Re: Victorian Western District Lakes Firing

Post by jonesy » Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:13 pm

A couple crappy auto solo shots

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