Fishing locations Lake Toolondo is found between towns of Hamilton and Horsham. The lake has been heavily featured in the press over the last couple of years due to drought levels which have seen the lake inaccessible and usable. Currently sitting at 37% water capacity. However a massive credit to local anglers for providing a voice which has seen backing by state government which started a campaign with much water pumped back into the system and hopefully in years to come the lake will once again flourish. In its prime it offered great boating, skiing, kayaking and swimming. However Toolondo holds trophy size trout and redfin and great structure for fish to hide making it a great fishing location.
FISH SPECIES TO TARGET
Trout, Redfin. Massive trout over 8 kilos in size have been pulled from Toolondo.
BEST BAITS, LURES & TECHNIQUES
If bait fishing Scrub worms, earth worms, Power bait, Yabbies, Mudeye and mayfly nymph are good options. This is a great spot for trolling tasie devils and shallow diving hard body lures. Its also a great spot for and a wide range of soft plastics. 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. Toolondo though is known to hold big size fish so it might pay to fish slightly heavier here incase you land a big one.
MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES
Any time of day, though some fish will be more active at Dawn and Dusk
There are boat ramps at either side of the lake but have been unusable in recent years due to drought and poor water levels. The lake is a great area for swimming, water skiing and kayaking. There is no camping allowed near the lake but there are also close by caravan parks which make it a great destination for a weekend getaway.
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.