The dam has an area of 197 Ha and is more than 40 metres deep near the dam wall when full. The dam is mostly surrounded by forest with some pasture on the north side of the dam. Access is good to the entire shoreline via vehicle tracks off Brockman Rd and from Scarp Rd. Care should be taken as these tracks are subject to heavy use from 4WD vehicles when the shoreline is exposed and can be deeply rutted and boggy after rain. The lake is popular with water skiers and at times can be very crowded. Water skiing is prohibited in the northern and eastern arms and these areas are better suited for fishing from a kayak, canoe or boat. Shoreline fishing is good with easy access and there are shallows suitable for wading. Creek mouths often have flooded vegetation but watch out for pockets of fine clays and silt near creek mouths which can be quite boggy. The lake is stocked in most years with rainbow trout ex-brookstock, yearlings and fry. There are no redfin perch present. The lake produces fish all year but understanding where trout will likely be is important.

The four main areas to spend time on are: grassy banks or headlands areas with lots of weed; wind affected bays or shorelines; steep banks, rocky areas and deep drop-offs; and where turbid water meets with clear water, particularly along the shore line. Fish are likely to move into shallow water to forage in the evening, at night and in the morning, lingering if conditions are dull and overcast. On bright hot days the fish will sit deeper in the water column usually below the thermocline where water is cooler.

Trolling spinners from a boat or kayak is popular and fish can also be taken by jigging soft plastics. Getting the lure to the right depth is important. Fly fishing can be very productive when fish move into the shallows using minnow patterns and woolly buggers and a range of dry flies can be effective if fish are rising. Fly fishing for fish sitting deep requires sinking lines and/or leaders.

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