Fishing locations Lake Hume is a beautiful and scenic area dividing the border between Victoria and New South Wales. It’s a major water supply that’s 15 minutes away from Albury Wodonga, downstream from the Murray and Mitta Mitta rivers. It’s roughly 3 hours drive from Melbourne. Lake Hume is an exceptional fishing location and holiday destination with the family. A man-made lake constructed back in 1936 Lake Hume is a large lake offering depths up to 40 meters deep. Lake Hume offers great fishing all year round. I have seen many trophy size golden perch taken from the lake.

Things to do at Lake Hume Albury Wodonga

The lake has its own boat ramp and is terrific for water activities such as boating, skiing and kayaking. With great views, this is a great spot to take the family camping on the lake. There is open grasslands, BBQ facilities, toilet facilities and plenty of fishing spots. It’s well worth the drive and a great place to go on a camping and fishing adventure. If camping isn’t your thing then why not stay at the Lake Hume resort which is only minutes from the water. 

Close by you have the surrounding township of Albury. A large vibrant country town with many activities and facilities. There is the scenic botanic gardens, art museum, libraries, day spas, shops, parks, walking trails and restaurants. You can also venture over to the Murray River which stretches past the township.  

Fishing at Lake Hume

At lake Hume, you can catch golden perch ( yellowbelly ), cod, rainbow trout, brown trout, redfin and carp. Lake Hume is stocked annually with golden perch, brown and rainbow trout by Fisheries Victoria. Use this link to follow Victorian trout stocking programs. Murray cod are stocked in the Mitta River upstream of Lake Hume.

If you plan on fishing with bait then scrub worms, earthworms, power bait, yabbies, minnows and mudeye are a great choice. You can suspend baits from a float or use basic running sinker or paternoster rigs to great effect when bait fishing. At Lake Hume, you can also have success fishing with a wide range of soft plastics & lures. Click here to read our guide on the best lures and plastics to catch redfin. If your targeting cod and yellow belly then some great lure choices would include lip-less crank-baits such as Jackall TN series, stump jumpers which can be cast or trolled, surface lures, vibes, spinnerbaits, bassman spinners, large grub style soft plastics in dark colours. The new range of Savage Gear swimbaits is also a great option for the larger species.

When targeting trout and redfin we recommend fishing light as possible which will provide more fun and control. To maximize your chances fish with a 1-3 or 2-4 kilo rod. Coupled with a 1000, 2000 to 2500 size reel spooled with 4-6 pound braid. Finished with an equivalent quality fluorocarbon leader. When targeting golden perch ( yellow belly ) it pays to fish a little heavier, therefore, a slight upgrade to a 2-4 or 3-5 kilo rod coupled with a 2500-3000 reel loaded with 6 or 8-pound braid. If your site is set on catching a big cod then you’ll need to up your outfit. A 6 foot to 7 foot rod in a 4-8 kilo or 6-12 kilo class rod and a quality baitcaster reel spooled with 20 to 50 pound braid finished with a solid Fluro carbon leader of equal strength. There is a whole range of baitcaster options suiting different budgets. An affordable starting point would be a either a Savage Gear black savage bait caster rod and reel combo or a Shimano raider cod 642 with a Casitas baitcaster reel.

If you plan on targeting some carp, then you will want to have a medium 4-6 kilo bait rod spooled with heavier line. Click here to read our guide on How to catch carp in Melbourne. Corn kernels, bread and worms are great options.

Spring is the best time of year for targeting golden perch ( yellow belly ) and cod. They can be caught at any time of the day but often the last 2 hours of daylight can be the best. Trout are more active in the colder months and redfin ( perch ) are more active in the warmer months. Again you can catch all these different species during any part of the day, though some fish will be more active at Dawn and Dusk.

Watch this guide on our favourite lures when targeting species such as perch

Known hazards

As with all country, rural areas always be mindful of snakes.

Rules and regulations

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

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