Elderly fisherman drowns in Victorian lake

Christopher Talbot
Elderly fisherman drowns in Victorian lake

An elderly man drowned at the end of his fishing trip in regional Victoria, police believe.

The 82-year-old's body was found floating near an upturned boat on Lake Eppalock in Kimbolton, 130km northwest of Melbourne, by fishermen about 12.20pm on Thursday.

Police say the Ardeer man parked his grey Hyundai with boat trailer and launched his boat from ramp two off Sunset Drive about 6.30am.

"Investigators believe the man was returning from his fishing trip when he somehow ended up in the water," police said in a statement.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious and police will prepare a report for the coroner."

Water Police are trying to piece together the man's final movements and would like to speak to anyone who saw him.

The man is Caucasian in appearance, about 175cm tall, with a thin build and short grey hair, and was wearing a red and blue flannelette shirt, grey singlet, blue jeans, black gumboots and a pink waterski buoyancy vest.

His boat was a grey 3.1m Stacer tinnie with a 6hp Mercury outboard motor.