Fishing locations Lake Mulwala is a man made reservoir located 3 1/2 hours from Melbourne. Located between Bundalong and Yarrawonga crossing over the Vic border into NSW its a great fishing location. The prized catch here is the illusive giant the Murray Cod. Targeted by many but often tough to catch. However there is also a great selection of Golden and Estuary Perch. There is also plenty of carp here to keep you busy.
FISH SPECIES TO TARGET
Murray Cod, Silver Perch, Golden Perch, Trout Cod, Redfin, Carp
BEST BAITS, LURES & TECHNIQUES
If your targeting yellow belly then some great lure choices would includes lip-less crank-baits such as Jackall TN series, stump jumpers which too can be cast or trolled, vibes, and spinner baits such as bassman spinners. If your targeting a large Murray cod then you’ll be rigging up with large spinnerbaits, diving hard body lures, large swimbaits, large surface lures, large soft plastics in natural colours. There are some weird and wonderful surface lures and swimbaits new to the market so get creative and mix up your retrieval technique. When bait fishing good options include Scrub worms, earth worms, cheese, Power bait and Yabbies. You may consider flicking blades, Vibes which are great for Golden Perch and Redfin. There are also a wide range of soft plastics & lures. Click here to see our best lures and plastics when targeting Redfin.
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. 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. Of course if your specifically targeting murray cod then you’ll be upgrading once again. 6-10 kilo bait caster with 20-30 pound line is a great starting spot.
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.
This is an nice spot to take the kids with plenty of fishing spots with surrounding parks, BBQ facilities, walking tracks and skate park.
All rural areas are inhabited by wildlife such as Snakes and Lizards, so be weary of venomous snakes such as Brown, Tiger and Red bellied Black.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Always carry your Victorian/NSW 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.