Fishing locations Lake Purrumbete is a volcanic lake in the Western district of Victoria about 10 minutes drive from Camperdown. Purrumbete is a large lake over 500 hectares in size, its crystal clear waters and scattered deep holes as deep as 60 meters in depth. It holds good numbers of both Brown trout, Rainbow Trout and recently stocked with Brook trout. One of the true prizes on offer are Atlantic and Chinook Salmon. It also contains a very healthy population of Redfin and in recent years has produced them in masses in the warmer months. Plenty of shallow weedy areas that hold good numbers of fish. Access is restricted so check your boat and land based options.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

Atlantic Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Redfin, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, eels

BEST BAITS, LURES & TECHNIQUES

Popular techniques including trolling Tassie devils or minnows. Or using live minnows or mudeyes on a float. Land based options include Scrub worms, Power bait, Yabbies, Mudeye and a wide range of soft plastics & lures. Click here to see our best lures and plastics when targeting Redfin.

ROD SETUP

You will certainly come across nice Salmon and Trout upto 4 kilos so you may need to fish a little heavier then normal. A 2 – 5 kilo class spin rod would be a great option. The main line spooled with fine 8 pound braid finished with a good quality leader.

MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES

Any time of day, though some fish will be more active at Dawn and Dusk. Some anglers have reported success at dark on a float with live bait.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Its a beautiful location and a nice spot to take the kids either out in a small boat or Kayak or land based

KNOWN HAZARDS

Because of its location this can be a very cold and windy location