Fishing locations Lake Benalla is located in north east Victoria roughly 2 1/2 hours drive from Melbourne. It was established in the 1970’s and become a quiet and scenic area niece for walking and cycling. It has nice surrounding birdlife including ducks, pelicans, cockatoos and kookaburras. In recent times has had issues with flooding, dangerous levels of organisms and poor water clarity. Its supposed to have golden perch but we have only seen carp caught from this lake. It does have over 4 kilometres of lovely walking tracks around the area.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

carp, tench

BEST BAITS AND LURES

You’ll be bait fishing here so bread, corn, scrub worms are good choices. Fishing with baits suspended on a float is also a good option in this location.

ROD SETUP

A general purpose fishing rod combo is a great choice. 7 foot in length and  3-5 kilo weight class. With a 4000 size reel spooled with 8-12 pound line.

MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES

dawn and dusk is always favourable for carp, but you should be able to catch during most parts off the day.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

There are nice walking tracks along the lake.

KNOWN HAZARDS

A couple of years ago swimming was prohibited due to poor water conditions. So check for updates before entering and don’t eat fish caught from here. Always beware of snakes in rural areas, which are known to have brown, tiger and red bellied.

 

 

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