Fishing locations Rubicon River south of township Thornton is highly regarded as one of the best trout fishing destinations that Victoria can offer. A shallow river system over 26 kilometres in length that flows into the Goulburn River. With beautiful picturesque scenery, crystal clear flowing water and trout that grow to amazing sizes. Its a must visit spot especially if you are a keen fly fisherman. With shallow running water, and odd deep pools a keen eye will be able to sight cast for big trout in clear waters.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

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BEST BAITS AND LURES

This spot is notorious with fly fishing. Due to shallow running water and small pockets and pools with trout that can be sight casted. If lure fishing then stick to shallow diving hard body lures, lightly weighed soft plastics and bug imitations such as mayfly and crickets. Small spinners that don’t sink too quickly will work as well.

ROD SETUP

Speak to your local tackle store about getting rigged up with a fly fishing kit. When targeting Trout fish as light as possible which will make the experience more fun and improve your chances. Redfin will actively take many baits or lures. To maximize your chances fish with a 2–4  or 1–3 kilo rod. The main line spooled with 4 pound braid finished with a good quality leader.

MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES

Trout will bite all day long in this area but are notorious for feeding more heavily at Dawn and Dusk. My personal favourite is fishing the sundown.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

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KNOWN HAZARDS

This is a country area so always be mindful of snakes such as brown, tiger and red bellied