Welcome to the Lake Fyans Fishing Guide. Lake Fyans is 2.5-hour drive away from Melbourne, located a 10-minute drive away from the Grampians not to far from Halls gap. A beautiful country setting along the picturesque mountains of halls gap and the Grampians. Lake Fyans is a small man-made lake is within a very scenic location and presents as a great fishing destination for chasing brown trout rainbow trout and trophy size redfin. There are a caravan park and camping welcome right on the lake making it a nice place for fishing and the family.

Things to do at Lake Fyans

This is a good location to take the family and unplug in a beautiful country setting. There are 2 main beach areas Kelleys beach and near the holiday park for access to the water. Close by are caravan parks right along on the lake. There are several good accommodation spots and your close to Halls Gap and Stawell. Nearby attraction includes halls gap zoo, Mackenzies falls, Silverband falls, Venus loop walk, Grampians helicopter flights, wine tours, rock climbing, and bushwalking.

Fishing Lake Fyans

Lake Fyans is a large but shallow water system where you can catch brown trout, rainbow trout, redfin, and tench. Historically water levels have been quite low but this hasn’t prevented the system from fishing well. When the water levels are up fishing from the banks can be very good.

Trolling Tassie Devils, stump jumpers and minnow imitations such as the Daiwa double clutch at different depths is a great way to fish Lake Fyans. We have also had great success fishing with a range of soft plastics & lures. Click here to see our best lures and plastics when targeting Redfin. If bait fishing Mudeye and powerbait on a float is a great choice when targeting trout. Other good options include scrub worms and yabbies. I would do so using a very simple running sinker rig with small hook or treble, and a small pea size sinker. Berleying an isolated area and fishing that one spot is also a great idea when bait fishing.

Trout and Redfin are notorious for feeding more heavily at Dawn and Dusk. My personal favourite is fishing the sundown.

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Targeting Trout at Lake Fyans


We would highly recommend that you read our detailed guide on how to catch trout which details our favourite lures, baits and techniques. You can follow when trout will be stocked using the Victorian trout stocking programs as part of the target 1 million by 2020 and 10 million by 2022 initiatives.

When using lures, we would recommend shallow diving hard body minnows, metal spoons, spinners, and Tassie devils. Soft plastics are also very effective on trout. If your bait fishing, then Mudeye, scrub worms, power bait, yabbies and minnows suspended  on a float or a running sinker rig is a great choice when targeting trout here. Fly fishing is a popular fishing method at this location. Trout are more active in cold conditions with most catches on first and last light of the day.

We recommend targeting trout we recommend a 1-3 or 2-4 kilo fishing rod coupled with a 2000, 2500 or 3000 reel spooled with 4-8-pound braid and equivalent fluorocarbon leader should be perfect. If there are trophy size trout around than you could go heavier moving up the scale to a 3-5 kilo class spin rod spooled with fine 8-12-pound braid and equivalent fluorocarbon leader.

We conducted a test to see which would perform better for stocked trout powerbait or lures. Watch the video below to find out the results which were interesting.

Targeting Redfin at Lake Fyans


We recommend targeting redfin with a light spin outfit. This will make the experience more enjoyable and improve your catch rates. A 1-3 or 2-4 kilo fishing rod coupled with a 2000, 2500 or 3000 reel spooled with 4-8-pound braid and equivalent fluorocarbon leader should be perfect.

Redfin respond really well to lures and soft plastics so do check our guide on the best lures for catching Redfin When using soft plastics, we highly recommend curl tails, minnow imitations, and paddle tails in both natural and bright colours. Rigged with a jig head that’s 1/8 through to 1/20 in weight. The most effective way to use these is to cast towards visible structure and slow roll the soft plastic with lifts and pauses for the retrieve.

Shallow diving hard body lures, blades and vibes are also very effective in this system. So are traditional spinners and Tassie devils in bright colours. Metal spoons also play a role allowing you to cast great distances and targeting the bigger size reddies. Just remember they are quite heavy and very prone to snags in small inland systems like this one.


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