Fishing locations Lake Hume is a beautiful and scenic area dividing the border between Victoria and New South Wales. Its 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.
FISH SPECIES TO TARGET
Golden Perch, Trout, Redfin, Carp, Cod
BEST BAITS, LURES & TECHNIQUES
If fishing with bait then Scrub/earth worms, Power bait, Yabbies, and Mudeye are a great choice. You will also have success with using a wide range of soft plastics & lures. Click here to see our best lures and plastics when targeting Redfin. If your targeting cod and yellow belly then some great lure choices would includes lip-less crank-baits such as Jackall TN series, stump jumpers which can be cast or trolled, surface lures, vibes, spinner baits, bassman spinners, large grub style soft plastics in dark colours. The new range of Savage Gear swimbaits are 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 2-4 or 1-3 kilo rod. Coupled with a 2000 to 2500 size reel spooled with 4-6 pound braid. Finished with a 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 reel loaded with 6 or 8 pound braid. If your sight are 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 are 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.
MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES
Spring is the best time of year for targeting golden perch ( yellow belly ) and cod. They can be caught at anytime 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.
Water activities such as boating, skiing and kayaking are very popular here. This is a great spot to take the kids with open grass areas, camping grounds, boat ramps, toilet facilities and plenty of fishing spots with surrounding BBQ facilities. Its well worth the drive and a great place to go on a camping and fishing adventure.
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.