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Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, VIC

Fishing destination review

Target fish 1: Redfin

Target fish 2: Brown trout

Fishing style: Lure fishing

Tackle used: Spin

Revisit rating (1-10): 10

Big fish rating (1-10): 9

Fish quantity rating (1-10): 6

Experience rating (1-10): 10

Overall cost rating (1-10): 9

Accommodation used: Local contact

Charter used: Self-guided

Month of visit: June

Days fished: 4

Weather rating (1-10): 6

Reviewer: Brent Hodges

Quick comment: Situated within the City of Ballarat, Lake Wendouree is surrounded by residential housing, cafes and restaurants, several historically significant boatsheds, a popular running, walking and cycling track, botanical gardens, playgrounds and plenty of picnic and BBQ facilities. Not your typical inland fishing destination, but a great place for shallow-water lure casting nonethless. Bait and fly anglers also do well. Great fishing for trout and redfin.

(Key to ratings: 1 – very low > 10 – very high)

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