Many Victorian boaties drive past these old craters, missing the opportunity to catch a whopping trout or salmon. The lakes are stocked with browns and rainbows, as well as quinnat and Atlantic salmon. Don’t drop your rod here, though, the lakes are up to 200ft (60m) deep!

Trolling is a popular method, but you’ll need to get down deep with weighted line and downriggers. With your sounder fine-tuned, work the thermoclines with Rapalas and Tassie Devils. In the morning and evening, the fish will rise from the depths, and offer some surface and sight- casting action.

Lake Bullen Merri & Lake Purrumbete