Fishing locations Wimmera River is located in the Grampians region in country Victoria and flows through major towns such as Horsham, Dimboola. Its a long river stretching over 270 kilometres. It offers great camping and fishing grounds. The main catches are catfish and yellow belly, but we do get occasional reports of large Murray cod being caught.

FISH SPECIES TO TARGET

catfish, estuary perch, redfin, golden perch, carp & Murray cod.

BEST BAITS AND LURES

When bait fishing yabbies, scrub worms, and peeled prawns work well. For golden perch the old stump jumper and spinner baits have been a popular and reliable choice. Soft plastics are a great choice, so are spinners, tassie devils, and mid diving hard body lures. Flick towards structure and slow roll with occasional hops and pauses for retrieve. If your targeting yellas then vibes, blades, spinnerbaits and lipless cranks are also a great option. Click here to see our best lures and plastics when targeting Redfin. If you do choose to bait fish then fishing with scrub worms or maggots.

ROD SETUP

This area can be a bit of a mixed bag so a general purpose rod might be a good starting point.

MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES

Late evenings and throughout the night have fished really well on the Wimmera. Of course you can fish any time of day, though some fish will be more active at Dawn and Dusk

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Details coming soon

KNOWN HAZARDS

As rural areas have dangerous snakes including brown, tiger and red bellied so do be careful and wear appropriate footwear.