The Lake Purrumbete Holiday Park has cabins, ice, public toilets, mooring facilities, jetties, fish cleaning facilities, day parking and a dual lane concrete boat ramp. The park is on the foreshore at the lake’s southern end.
Purrumbete also offers that pleasurable opportunity to stay right near the boat ramp on the water’s edge with the Purrumbete Holiday park. It’s a very sociable time at the end of a session as anglers meet at the ramp with campers, people wander up to weigh a fish at the scales and then you can just head back to the cabin
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Lake Purrumbete is a holiday and fishing haven! Located near Camperdown, a 2 hr drive from Melbourne, Lake Purrumbete is without doubt the best place to catch a trophy trout in Victoria.
Set in a beautiful location and has been stocked with Rainbow , Brown Trout, Chinook Salmon and Brook Trout.
The lakes have a productive eco system with good hatches of duns, mudeyes, snails and freshwater shrimp which has enabled outstanding growth rates in the fish.
This haven provides you with the perfect opportunity to catch double figure fish in the 10lb range as many of our clients can attest. All fish grown in the lakes and are in top condition and well educated in the ways of the fisherman making them a challenging catch!.
Lake Purrumbete is famous for it's gargantuan trout from its seemingly bottomless depths.
It once held the world record for growth rates for 3-year-old rainbow trout at a mammoth 11.3kg!
At more than 60 meters deep, I'm sure there are still some true monsters dwelling that still evade capture. The Lake Purrumbete Holiday Park has cabins, ice, public toilets, mooring facilities, jetties, fish cleaning facilities, day parking and a dual lane concrete boat ramp capable of launching boats to 6 meters and another boat ramp capable of launching boats to 4.5 meters during periods of good water level.
Purrumbete also offers that pleasurable opportunity to stay right near the boat ramp on the water’s edge with the Purrumbete caravan park.
It’s a very sociable time at the end of a session as anglers meet at the ramp with campers, people wander up to weigh a fish at the scales and then you can just head back to the cabin.
Kids can trap minnows, dip net aquatic creatures or fish for eels at night.
New owner John Clements is also putting a lot of effort into catering for the keen angler by setting up a small tackle shop on site as well as stocking fresh baits like mudeyes and scrub worms.
Another good thing about Purrumbete is that unlike nearby Bullen Merri there is no water skiing.
If you’re looking for a clear water freshwater destination, with a bit of variety and the chance of catching a trophy fish, then Lake Purrumbete can be hard to go past.
Our Lake accommodation options include:
Ensuite or Standard Cabins, together with spacious Powered or Unpowered Sites for caravanners and campers.
Our facilities include a Camp kitchen, BBQ areas, Kiosk with ice, LPG, ice creams, bait and tackle available.
There are mooring facilities, jetties, fish cleaning facilities, day parking and a dual lane concrete boat ramp.
Cabin with Ensuite: $99* p/n BYO Linen
Cabin without Ensuite: $85* p/n BYO Linen
Tent site: $15 p/n per person
Powered site: $35* p/n
*Based on 2 people only!
$15 per extra adult.
Children U14 $7. Children U6 $3 Per Night
Don't forget you need to bring pillows, blankets and linen
Lake Purrumbete Holiday Park is an ideal place to stay for a few days of fishing or relaxation. Stay with us soon, we look forward to welcoming you!
John and Marina Clements
Brown trout would be the main target species for anglers fishing Lake Purrumbete. They fact that they can be taken by a myriad of different techniques, from fly, lure and bait fishing in the shallow weed-beds to trolling and down-rigging the deeper waters, makes it an appealing brownie fishery. Add to the fact that most fish average 1.5-2kg and you have a place keen trout anglers want to spend time. This past season has seen an abundance of fish in the 4kg bracken being taken. They have been no means easy but their presence has drawn anglers from far and wide. Most of the fish we have taken have been on trolled 95mm Daiwa double clutch lures or on cast 75mm versions of the same lure.
Whilst not as consistent as the brown trout fishery, Purrumbete still receives plenty of rainbow trout. Most seem to come out at the 500g to 1kg size but the odd trophy fish over 3kg does show up. They tend to be more prevalent in the deeper areas of the lake but can also be captured fishing the shallow weed-beds.
The twin crater lakes of Purrumbete and nearby Bullen Merri are the only reliable waters chinook salmon in Victoria that are capable of supporting a high quality fishery. Returning a quality chinook fishery is a result of significant efforts over the past five years, particularly through improved fish production at Fisheries Victoria Snobs Creek Hatchery. Bullen Merri has perhaps been the most successful of the two recently with the chinook but Purrumbete has produced some good fish to 4kg this season. Best results have been either deep bait fishing with saltwater style baits such as cut pilchards or incidental captures in the shallows fishing for brown trout. Fisheries intend to stock 10, 000 chinook into Purrumbete in 2016.
Brook trout have been released into Lake Purrumbete in 2016, the first official release of the fish in Victoria. 5000 of this species of fish have been injected in what is the first of a two year trial stocking into the lake. The brook trout although it is called a trout, it is actually a char.
Redfin are an aggressive schooling fish and excellent on the table. What the redfin in Purrumbete lack in average size (usually in the 200-500g range) they make up for in numbers.When you find a school it can turn into entertaining fishing particularly for young anglers! Redfin can be found in the holes among the weedy edges and on the drop-offs. They love movement and vibration so casting or jigging soft plastics or bobbers and casting hard-bodied lures works well. When a school is found, double hook-ups are a possibility.
Eels are present naturally in the lake and can be a nuisance when deep bait fishing for chinook salmon. They can however provide good entertainment off the park jetties at night when water levels are up.