Lodge, Dam, south shore to East Arm
Lodge Corner – Dam: These are heavily-fished areas being close to the car park. Always obliging stockies for bank or boat anglers. The prevailing SW wind is in your face but generally no need to cast too far. Boat anglers have plenty of 10-16 feet depth to fish straight-line Buzzers or sinking lines and lures. Overflow: Has got shallower but still a fish magnet. Big clouds of daphnia here so try a bright FAB or Blob on point with Cruncher/Diawl Bach on droppers. Brookside: Popular with right-handers. Mostly four to eight feet deep. Try a team of Buzzers on a floater drifted gently round: size 10 black with orange cheeks on point, size 12 olive with yellow cheeks in middle, red or green Diawl top dropper. Brookside Point: A small promontory where you can intercept patrolling fish. Also a top area late season when daddies are on the water. Brookside Bay: A 16-foot trench runs through this bay. Produces good browns in the evening rise to black or fiery brown Shipman’s or sedge imitations. East Arm: The back of the arm is shallow but good when overcast with small Buzzers or Corixa. A small bench where you’ll be looking towards Pylon Point is a real hotspot. When the sun’s out you’ll spot gravel bars to your left just four feet down but there’s 11 feet in front of you. Boats do well fishing the arm entrance or by doing a long drift down the Brookside towards the Dam.