Fishing and boating

Regional Waterways

Anglers are well catered for, in and around Horsham, with a large variety of fishing opportunities all year round. Species such as Brown and Rainbow Trout, Redfin, Murray Cod, Golden Perch, Catfish, Silver Perch and Yabbies are all abundant in the Wimmera's many beautiful waterways.

Taylors Lake

18 kilometres from Horsham Taylors Lake is very popular for boating, water skiing, swimming and provides good fishing for Golden Perch, Murray Cod, Redfin and Yabbies. Some very large Murray Cod and many trophy specimens are landed here by lucky anglers every year. Boat anglers are well catered for with a very good boat ramp.

Green Lake

Is the gateway to Horsham and is used for a variety of water sports, and is one of the region's most productive native fishing waters, as well as being ideal for swimming, windsurfing and water skiing. Green Lake has currently very low water levels.

The Wimmera River

The Wimmera River, which runs right through Horsham, is an excellent spot for Golden Perch, Silver Perch, Catfish and Redfin. It has the most abundant population of Catfish in Victoria, which makes for some great angling. Other popular areas of the Wimmera River are at Dimboola, Antwerp and Jeparit.There are many boat ramps and picnic areas along the river's length.

Natimuk Lake

A nature lover's paradise. The lake is popular for all kinds of water activities and provides the prospect of Trout, Redfin and Yabbies. On the western side Mt. Arapiles provides an attractive backdrop for a plenitude of wildlife, which includes the rare freckled duck, pelicans, spoonbills, cranes and many more. (Please note that Natimuk Lake currently has low water levels).

Lake Wartook

Situated in the beautiful Grampians National Park, Lake Wartook is a scenic drive from Horsham. The picturesque lake is the oldest rural reservoir in Victoria.

Lake Wartook Is very popular for Brown Trout and Redfin. There is an excellent boat ramp and picnic area, and the lake is close to other tourist attractions such as MacKenzie Falls and Boroka Lookout.

Toolondo Reservoir

A short half hour drive from Horsham, Toolondo Reservoir (currently very low) covers 1,444 hectares and has a reputation for being one of Australia's best Brown Trout fishing areas. It is also known for its population of Redfin and Rainbow Trout.

Rocklands Reservoir

Rocklands Reservoir is set at the foot of the Black Ranges. It provides excellent fishing opportunities with catches of Redfin, Rainbow and Brown Trout.