Can you go fishing in Halls Gap?
Victoria's Grampians region is a great place for many outdoor activities, but if casting a line is your preferred way to spend time outside, you've got plenty of options in and around Halls Gap! Bank fishing, kayak fishing and electric and motorboat fishing are all possible in some unique and unspoiled locations, with a range of fish to go after as well.
Four Lakes Within 15 Minutes!
There are at least 10 beautiful lakes and waterways in the Grampians region that are perfect for fishing and basing yourself in the Grampians township of Halls Gap puts you in the hear of it all - it's within a 20-minute drive for four beautiful lakes. All are regularly stocked increasing your chances of a great catch and each spot provides scenic views over the mountains this region is so famous for.
Lake Bellfield - an easy 5km drive or bike ride from the Halls Gap town centre, Lake Bellfield sits behind the dam at the southern end of the valley. While fishing is not permitted from the dam wall, you can drop a line off the bank or take a kayak or electric motor craft out onto the water for some redfin and tasty trout. Motorboats are not permitted, due to this lake providing the town's water source.
Lake Lonsdale - also known as "Muddy Lake" to the locals, Lake Lonsdale is located between Stawell and Halls Gap and is a great place to take the gumboots and the kids for wading and catching yabbies. There are a number of sandy beaches on the northern side and a ramp where you can put the boat in and chase the redfin and trout or get your thrills from waterskiing and jet skiing.
Lake Wartook - the highest lake for Grampian's fishing, Lake Wartook sits at the top of the valley off Mt Difficult Road, offering stunning views over the Grampians National Park. These clear and serene waters are home to brown and rainbow trout which can be caught off the bank, off the walled section of the lake or off the peaceful jetty.
Lake Fyans - this lake is accessed from Pomonal and is the best spot for Grampians' fishing while watching the sun rise over the peaks. The marina has recently been upgraded, allowing easy access for boats, or you can drive out onto Kelley's Beach and enjoy some shoreside fun, or some fly-fishing for redfin in the reeds.
Grampians Fishing and Camping Holidays - the best way to get back to nature!
We all know there's no better way to relax than in the fresh open air, especially if you're already a fishing enthusiast, so to make the most of your Grampians fishing adventure, we obviously recommend a stay at one of our two Grampians Halls Gap holiday parks, two of the top campsites for fishing near the Grampians National Park. Offering comfortable cabins, spacious powered sites and natural unpowered camping, both Breeze Holiday Parks in the region have enough space to park your caravan and your boat and get down the good stuff. Ian Gumela, Park Manager at Breeze Holiday Parks - Grampians is an avid fisherman and is happy to share his local's tips with anyone who'll listen. You can also find more information on what works for fishing in the Grampians on the Victorian Fisheries Authority website.
Up for a little Grampians fishing competition?
If you're planning a Grampians visit in April, you could always coincide your stay with the Grampians Lakes Fishing Competition, kicking off on the 22nd April, and claim some recognition for your craft! Breeze Holiday Parks is a proud sponsor of this competition which has some major prizes up for grabs, including $5000 cash, a new kayak and a 2-night stay in one of our cabins at Breeze Holiday Parks - Grampians! Lake Fyans will also play host to one of the VFA's free VIC Kids Fish events, with fishing expert Lee Rayner, as part of the Grampians competition.