Wendouree Two Fly

Lake Wendouree Two Fly Competition


Lake Wendouree Two Fly Competition: 29-30 March 2014

reprinted from  Philip Weigall ‘s blog on Flystream

Incorporating the Jim Thomas Memorial Trophy, this event is being run by the Ballarat Flyfishers Club. It’s a catch-and-release competition too, which is great to see. The Lake Wendouree Two Fly celebrates the historical significance of Lake Wendouree and its trout fishery to the Ballarat Flyfishers, the City of Ballarat and the lake’s contribution to Victoria’s flyfishing history and traditions.

The competition will be held over 2 days (29th /30th March), and it incorporate a gala dinner and raffle, with auction proceeds to support those BFFC members competing in international events.

Anthony McGrath came third in last year's comp. with this great fish.

Anthony McGrath came third in last year’s comp. with this great fish.

The cost of entering the event will be $50 per flyfisher. This includes entry to the event, a 2 course dinner at the Saturday night Gala event and breakfast on Sunday morning. The number of flyfishers able to enter the event will be limited to 80 to ensure the quality of the fishing and to provide access to adequate fishing areas on the lake. As well as the Jim Thomas Memorial Trophy, the winner gets a Stalker Glide 6 weight fly rod valued at $500.

Despite the recent hot dry weather, I had a look at Lake Wendouree yesterday and it’s in great condition full and clear. By the end of March, flyfishing conditions should be excellent.

Wendouree is in great shape and should fish well in late March.

To register for the Two Fly contact Chris Doody on 0428 304 004 or email chrisdoody@bigpond.com. Remember, there’s a limit of 80 competitors so be quick.