Fishing locations Lake Burrumbeet is a large and shallow lake 20 kilometres west of Ballarat. It has established a big reputation as a renowned Carp hot spot. Water levels have slowly been declining and last year the water levels were so low that carp were collected by hand in the hundreds. Its a great spot which attracts families for camping, boating, kayaking, fishing, picnics and walking. Families often staying by the nearby caravan park or racetrack. The lake was recently closed due to a blue green algae breakout so please read up on local reports before heading out there.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

Carp, Trout, Redfin, Roach, eels

BEST BAITS AND LURES

Worms, Corn, Bread, Maggots

ROD SETUP

If your chasing Carp then a 3 – 6 kilo rod with a 4000 size reel is very appropriate. When targeting Trout and Redfin fish as light as possible which will make the experience more fun and improve your chances. Redfin will actively take many baits or lures. To maximize your chances fish with a 2 – 4  or 1 – 3 kilo rod. The main line spooled with 4 pound braid finished with a good quality leader.

MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES

Anytime of the day is fine, however dawn and dusk can be more active

FAMILY FRIENDLY

This is a nice spot with open areas, picnic spots, boating, kayaking and open areas for the family.

KNOWN HAZARDS

Blue Green algae has been an issue at times, so read local reports before planning a trip out on the water. As with all country rural areas always be mindful of snakes.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

Always carry your Victorian fishing license, FishingMad encourage ‘catch & release’ of all native species to help maintain the water quality within the lake however European Carp must not be returned.