Uncover fishing paradise in the Grampians region's lakes and rivers and snare a prize catch from the diverse and plentiful species of fresh water fish that bite year-round.
The Wimmera River has a healthy population of golden perch, redfin, freshwater catfish, silver perch, Murray cod and carp, and is the only area in Victoria where you can legally catch and possess two freshwater catfish over 30 centimetres. The Horsham, Dimboola and Lake Hindmarsh stretches of the river offer exceptional fishing for native species. Downstream from Horseshoe Bend, the river can host golden perch, Murray cod, freshwater catfish, redfin and carp.
Fishing enthusiasts head to the quiet pools on the Wimmera, Glenelg and Wannon rivers for redfin and trout, and to the Mackenzie River for brown trout.
On the lakes
Lake Bellfield, four kilometres south of Halls Gap, provides excellent opportunities for fly-fishing, with redfin, trout and river blackfish the main species to be caught. Towards Horsham and beside the Western Highway, is Taylor's Lake – well known for its exceptional golden perch, as well as Murray cod and redfin.