Any size to the pickerel in there?Any other species in the lake?Anywhere along the shore from the beach down the walking trail should be good, you can cast right into the weeds from there. Also from the beach, go out anto the rocks on the left and you can also reach the weedbeds from there. There is also a path from the train tracks that leads to the back of the lake.
Is the creek that crosses Petingill rd at the tracks called Salmon creek?After the amount of time I spent on the water I should have caught a trout or seen one in the lake, but never did. There are trout in all the brooks and there were tons of salmon parr in salmon creek, but I doubt there are now. Ritchie lake has been ruined by developement, due to eutrophication. There is too much runoff coming into the lake cause too much weed growth. Eventually the lake could become so devoid of oxygen that it no longer supports fish. Development and diverting runoff into the lake was warned against years ago by council, yet it has obviously be totally ignored.