Ballarat Fishing Festival event schedule

River trout season will officially be open from 11:59pm on Friday 6 September, and where better to celebrate than at Lake Wendouree in Ballarat!

Important information

When: Saturday 7 September 2019

Where: Lake Wendouree

Time: 10am-4pm


  • Help our Fisheries team stock the lake
  • Fishing classes for kids, bait and tackle provided
  • Enjoy a tour of Ballarat Fish Acclimatisation Society's trout hatchery
  • Become a fly tying master at the fly tying demo
  • Straight into the fry pan, watch the cooking demonstrations and sample!
  • Activities for the kids, jumping castle, face painting and a photo booth
  • Prize draws and raffles

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The 2019 trout and salmonid closed season on rivers and streams is from 12:01am on Tuesday 11 June until 11:59pm on Friday 6 September.