Lake Guy

A well-caught brown trout at Lake Guy, Steve Cooper

Bogong Village is little more than a collection of workers’ bunkhouses converted for outdoor adventure students, a few houses and some corrugated iron garages. The hamlet is set on a steep slope, and as you follow the road past the houses it snakes down the hill to a picturesque water called Lake Guy.

The lake is not one of the better-known trout fishing destinations, but Geoff Lacey says ‘Lake Guy is the jewel in the crown of Bogong Village, a fantastic little fishery that holds good numbers of trout. It contains good-sized trout that are regularly caught by anglers trolling in small boats or canoes.’

Although the lake is deep, water levels fluctuate according to hydroelectric requirements and this means that shore-based anglers sometimes have access difficulties caused by thick mud along the edges. ‘This water provides good trolling conditions from spring through to about mid-December with trout to about 1.5 kg regularly caught,’ Geoff says. Most of the trout are browns, but Lake Guy also has a reputation for producing rainbow trout.

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