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Blakelys Dam

Blakelys Dam is artificially stocked on a regular basis with brown and rainbow trout, and as there is an abundance of food supply, trout are known to grow to a good size.

Fish type Brown and rainbow trout
Situation Situated close to Ranfurly, Blakelys Dam is an irrigation dam that was constructed to collect water throughout winter for summer use. It is built on private land, and permission to fish is granted unless there is a sign on the gate. As there is no spawning area, the dam is stocked by Fish and Game.

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Access If travelling west on the Waipata/Glimmerburn, turn right past Creamery Rd and onto the access road. A sign will be posted on the gate if access is closed.

Blakelys Dam never runs dry, however due to profuse weed growth throughout the summer months, the dam can become a challenge to fish as the season progresses.

Methods All methods are successful and fishing is good at all times of the day.
Recommended lures

Midge, Black and Peacock nymphs.

Dry flies: 
Mole, Palmer, Coch-y-Bondhu

Spinners: Small spinners such as Veltic or Toby

Worms are a good bait, however must be sourced from somewhere other than the dam.

Applicable to Blakelys Dam
Region Otago regulations
Season 1 October to 15 April
Methods All methods
Bag limit 1 trout
Size limit (cm) None

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