Ballarat Daylesford area lakes.

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Ballarat Daylesford area lakes.

Postby LazyJohnno » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:50 pm

Is anyone having any success at the moment at any of the lakes in the Daylesford/ Ballarat/ Creswick regions?
I've bait fished Newlyn several times or more in recent weeks for not a single bite & with a lack of seeing any fish activity. I fish it a lot because of being able to park close to the shoreline due to walking difficulties,
I've tried numerous baits & presented them in various ways & have tried flicking a few lures about as well & its been in sunny glorious weather to getting drenched in soaking rain like last Wednesday afternoon right up to dusk.
Newlyn is at capacity with flow over the wall & with good water clarity.
So please are there any tips from anyone that might be enjoying any success there?
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Re: Ballarat Daylesford area lakes.

Postby ecoronad » Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:57 pm

Fished it last Sat with bait and lures and the only fish I got at Newlyns was the one I cast to right on dark after seeing it chasing reddies in the shallows. Next month as the weather warms and more insects/yabbies etc become more active the trout will begin to move around more freely close to shore. They mainly come into the shallows during dawn/dusk/night time when the water is this clear. Most of the time they are outside casting range. Probably why not too many bait fishos fish Newlyns because it's such a shallow lake and the trout are extremely wary.

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Re: Ballarat Daylesford area lakes.

Postby russellh2 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:02 am

Try Hepburn Lagoon between Ballarat and Daylesford - Mudeye under a float / Worms on the bottom /// Google Hepburn Lagoon Access for more information

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Re: Ballarat Daylesford area lakes.

Postby Texas » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:34 am

A little lake at Trentham gets stocked
So is Jubilee Lake at Daylesford.

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Re: Ballarat Daylesford area lakes.

Postby Tim399 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:38 pm

I fished wendouree this morning from before first light to 9am trolling lures (tassies, bibbed and sp) did 5 laps of the rowing lanes (10km) for not a touch. Also soaked worms under a float for no interest on the weed edge. Was a nice morning though
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Re: Ballarat Daylesford area lakes.

Postby Lightningx » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:49 pm

Nice pic :thumbsup: better luck next time.



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Re: Ballarat Daylesford area lakes.

Postby Tim399 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:47 am

Lightningx wrote:Nice pic :thumbsup: better luck next time.


Cheers mate, it's always good when the wind is low :thumbsup:

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Re: Ballarat Daylesford area lakes.

Postby barra mick » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:45 pm

russellh2 wrote:Try Hepburn Lagoon between Ballarat and Daylesford - Mudeye under a float / Worms on the bottom /// Google Hepburn Lagoon Access for more information


muddies under the flaot are great...that's if you can finf them

I like scubies over tiger worms though

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Re: Ballarat Daylesford area lakes.

Postby LazyJohnno » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:46 pm

Nice info, thanks everyone, cheers

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Re: Ballarat Daylesford area lakes.

Postby gordo65 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:58 pm

fished wombat dam on Monday for 3 hrs - 2 small reddies on power bait - 1 very large brown followed lure ( soft plastic / gold coloured) but would not take it / near dam wall - some others nearby had similar results , great spot for throwing a line in



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