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Lake Meadowbank

Information from Hydro regarding Lake Meadowbank and the maintenance procedures due in March 2013.
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Lake Meadowbank in Winter

by Craig Vertigan
During the trout closed season one can get a bit edgy
to say the least. Especially if your footy team is not
worth watching on the TV!!! So for a sports fi shing
fi x there’s a couple of options: either fi nd some
bream in an estuary or go to one of the state’s trout
waters that are open all year round. For the southern
angler that means either Craigbourne Dam or Lake
Meadowbank.

Springtime Fishing at Meadowbank Lake

by Greg French
For the last few years the Inland Fisheries Commission has overseen the release of Atlantic salmon into Meadowbank Lake. These fish are surplus brood stock supplied free of charge by Saltas and they typically weigh 4.5 - 8 kg when liberated. Domestic salmon which have spent their entire lives in a hatchery environment tend not to feed well in the wild (though they readily attack lures and wet flies) and initially there was concern that the fish might be unwelcome, especially if they were not caught quickly and became slabby. Anyway a trial release of 120 fish was undertaken in mid July 1997 and most were subsequently landed before Christmas, almost all in good to fair condition. As a consequence of enthusiastic support from anglers a further 175 fish were released in July 1998, yet another 200 or so in July 1999 and the salmon liberation looks like becoming an annual event.

Springtime Fishing at Meadowbank Lake 

by Greg French

For the last few years the Inland Fisheries Commission has overseen the release of Atlantic salmon into Meadowbank Lake. These fish are surplus brood stock supplied free of charge by Saltas and they typically weigh 4.5 - 8 kg when liberated.

Millions of minute mayflies on Lake Meadowbank

Robert Gott explains how the minute caenid mayfly and Lake Meadowbank combine to create a special fishing experience.

Some years ago it was my good fortune to fish with a very colourful Irishman. This fellow was a highly skilled practitioner at the craft and passionate about his fishing in a way that only the Irish can be. I clearly remember two things about him. He was a master fly tier and his creations, minor works of art.