First-class facilities complete at Lake Purrumbete

06 August 2021

The Andrews Labor Government has partnered with locals to improve fish cleaning facilities at one of Victoria’s premier trout fishing destinations, Lake Purrumbete, providing an $18,000 grant for a range of now-completed improvements.

Awarded to the Lake Purrumbete Foreshore Committee of Management, Minister for Fishing and Boating Melissa Horne said the grant has assisted in repairing the lake’s facilities following a severe weather event in 2019.

Completed works include a covered shade structure and three new large fish cleaning tables featuring overhead running water, plumbing, and lighting to enhance anglers’ fishing experience.

Stocked by the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) with Chinook Salmon and Rainbow, Brown, Tiger and Cheetah trout species, and with an abundance of Redfin, there are also plans for future improvements at the shelter.

These plans include electric barbecues, tables, and chairs, to ensure families can conveniently catch, clean, cook and eat their fish caught at Lake Purrumbete.

Complementing the new facilities is a $312,000 grant awarded to the committee earlier this year through Better Boating Victoria’s Boating Safety and Facilities Program to renew jetties and pontoons at the lake.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Fishing and Boating Melissa Horne

“These improved facilities, alongside a successful stocking program, will cement Lake Purrumbete as a destination for anglers for years to come, and in turn, supporting local jobs and regional businesses around Camperdown.” 

“Whether it’s families teaching children to fish, or seasoned anglers chasing a trophy trout, Lake Purrumbete now has first-class facilities for all to enjoy.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney

“Already a favourite amongst locals and tourists, these latest facility upgrades and substantial fish stocking will ensure Lake Purrumbete is a must-visit location.”

“With lockdown restrictions easing, there is no better time to support regional Victoria - from COVID-safe fishing at the lake to visiting local shops and eateries, I would encourage all keen anglers and boaters to explore the region.”