Fishing locations Toorongo River located 90 minutes drive from Melbourne along the Warburton highway not far from Noojee. It’s a beautiful and very scenic location, the river flows from the Toorongo falls. Its a great place to take the family. There is camping grounds at the bottom of the falls, and walking trials with breathtaking views along 2 falls. There is active wildlife and bird watching along the amphitheatre walk. The river itself is a long shallow system which snakes around rainfosrest and local farm land. Crystal clear waters with deep holes that make walking upstream great for fly fishing. The system is full of brown and rainbow trout that often sit in sheltered calm pools. Most trout are between 25 and 35cm and don’t seem to get a lot bigger then that, but they are clean, healthy, and very colourful. There also a lot of fun to catch on light fly or spinning gear.
BEST BAITS, LURES & TECHNIQUES
Small/Mid brown and rainbow trout
BEST BAITS AND LURES
This river system has shallow flowing clean water with calm pools and is ideal grown for fly fishing with nymphs. This way you can walk up stream and carefully cast into calm pools and deeper pockets. You can also fish with small shallow diving hard body lures, surface lures, and soft plastics that imitate crickets and mayfly. There are some sections of the river that spinners and lures such as Tassie devils will work to great effect. Agin this is primarily a fly fishing location.
Ideally you would be fishing here with a fly combo. Speak to your local tackle store about being fitted out for a fly fishing combo. There are also local fly fishing tuition oppertunities available so keep your eyes open for those. If trout fishing with spin gear then ultra light gear is a must and ill make the experience more fun. To maximize your chances fish with a 1-3 or 2-4 kilo rod. The main line spooled with 4 pound braid finished with a good quality leader.
MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES
This lake is not stocked, these are wild trout and should be treated with the utmost respect. We believe catch and release is a must here, and do your best to keep the fish in optimal health by using a eco friendly net and barbless hooks where possible.
This is a unique location to bring the family. Camping, stunning walking trials, and waterfalls. Its not every kids cup of tee, but it is an amazing location.
The biggest issue I have had in this area is leeches. A nice wonder around the falls had my young children in chaotic fits when they realized they had many leeches on there skin. It can also be very slippery with descents and sharp rocks so do be very careful. All country areas are inhabited by wildlife such as Snakes and Lizards, so be weary of venomous snakes such as Brown, Tiger and Red bellied Black.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Always carry your Victorian fishing license, FishingMad encourage that wild trout be treated with the utmost respect. We believe catch and release is a must here, and do your best to keep the fish in optimal health by using a eco friendly net and barbless hooks where possible. This is an unspoilt area so do your best to keep it this way by cleaning up after yourself and looking after the natural fauna and wildlife.
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