Ballarat Fishing Festival 2022

The Ballarat Fishing Festival is back and better than ever in 2022! Come join us at Lake Wendouree on Saturday 3 September. It’s a great day out for the whole family and best of all, it’s FREE.

Important information

When: Saturday 3 September 2022

Where: Lake Wendouree

Time: 9 am - 3 pm


  • Help our Fisheries team stock the lake
  • Kids fishing classes with bait and tackle provided - REGISTER HERE
  • Become a fly casting master at the demo from experts - REGISTER HERE
  • Straight into the fry pan, watch the cooking demonstrations
  • Activities for kids such as DIY lure making
  • Chat to our Fisheries Officers and leaders from the Women in Recreational Fishing network (WIRF)
  • Prize draws and raffles.

The 2022 trout and salmonid season in rivers and streams opens Saturday 3 September. Lake Wendouree is open to trout fishing year-round.