Fishing locations Blue Rock Lake is located in Gippsland Victoria is roughly 90 minutes from Victoria. Its a beautiful fishing destination with amazing views of Mount Baw Baw. Originally build to supply drinking water to the Latrobe Valley the river is now common to anglers, kayaks and boaters in chase of Aussie Bass, Redfin, Trout and Carp. For many anglers this is a great spot to target Bass. With recent boating restrictions changed to the lake fishing here is going from strength to strength. Stocking programs are in full swing which will have amazing bass fishing for years to come. This is a great place for Kayakers with access from the main boat ramp near the damwall of spillway road.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

Aussie Bass, Redfin, Trout and Carp

BEST BAITS AND LURES

Surface lures and poppers are a great choice when targeting aussie bass. The thrill of catching one on the surface is truly amazing. Scrub worms, crickets, maggots, power bait. Minnow and grub style soft plastics work well for most species. Surface lures and poppers are a great choice when targeting aussie bass. The thrill of catching one on the surface is truly amazing. Bass will often surface to feed on Grasshoppers and Cicadas so you will find many lures that will mimic this.

ROD SETUP

For flicking lures and plastics you cant go past a light spinning rod around 7 foot in length with a 1-3 kilo class or 2-4 kilo class. There are so many great options to choose from in this range which can be quite confusing for beginners. When choosing a reel 1000, 2040 or 2500 size is best, spooled with 4-6 pound braid and finished with a 2 or 4 pound leader. For bait fishing again a light rod setup is best. A 2-4 kilo class rod with a 2500 size reel would be a great option spooled with 6 pound line. Beginners can go a little heavier with a 3-5 kilo rod.

MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES

Any time of day, though some fish will be more active at Dawn and Dusk. The warmer months will see the redfin and bass fire up, whilst the colder months are ideal for targeting trout.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

A beautiful location close to Mt Baw Baw. There are several nice accommodation offerings in the immediate area. A great spot to take the kids and unplug.

KNOWN HAZARDS

The lake has been prone to Blue Green algae so keep an eye on current warnings. Like all rural areas always take notice of areas that might hold snakes.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

FishingMad encourage ‘catch & release’ of all native species to help maintain the water quality within the lake however European Carp must not be returned. Always carry your Victorian fishing license, Vehicle access only in approved areas, no camping without special permission, no open fires. Maximum boat speed is 15 knots and 5 knots in safety zones.