Inland and Sea Fishing Around Gippsland

Escape to the coast where the sand is golden and the beach is endless, or visit one of Gippsland's many lakes and enjoy all kinds of water sports.

Fish are plentiful throughout the Gippsland region. Eels, Spiny Freshwater Crayfish, Blackfish are all very common as are Brown Trout. Trout fishing is usually at its best in early spring and late autumn. Many slower streams are stocked with fish, but most are self-sustaining.

ADA RIVER – NORTH OF THE YARRA JUNCTION/NOOJEE ROAD

Brown trout of average weight of 100g, sometimes up to 300g are abundant in this fast flowing stream with rock and sand bottom.
Location: 14 km west of Noojee

BEAR CREEK – NEAR WARRAGUL

Spiny Freshwater Crayfish, eels and small trout of less than 220 g are regularly caught in this narrow, deep tributary of the Moe River.
Location: Take Bona Vista Road from the funeral parlour south of the freeway at Korumburra Road

BEARDMORES – START OF CANOE TRAIL

Contains trout, eel and blackfish, no carp Location: Right turn before the wall of Thomson Dam

BECK’S BRIDGE – MOE

Contains trout and blackfish
Location: Beck’s Bridge Road, 2 km north of Moe CBD

BLUE ROCK LAKE – WILLOW GROVE

Trout was stocked in 1983 and stocks are monitored annually. The Lake carries brown trout to 1.3kg with the average being 700g, redfin to 1.4kg, average of 440g and some rainbow trout to 400g. The carp numbers are increasing, some to 6kg with the average being 800g. Blue Rock can be fished from the shoreline. Boating is restricted to a maximum length of 4.3 metres; maximum power of 7.5 kW and a speed limit of 8kph.
Location: Take Moe/Willow Grove Road or Trafalgar/Willow Grove Road
Facilities: Boat ramps, picnic and BBQ facilities at north and south ends of the lake

 

LATROBE RIVER – YALLOURN POWER STATION WALL TO LAKE WELLINGTON

Due to the nearby power station, the water is slightly warmer than in nearby waters and subject to flood. Large, fast, deep and dirty with a mud bottom. Contains mainly carp up to 5kg and eels. Some black fish, redfin to 1kg and brown trout up to 1.4kg and also some good bream, estuary perch and yellow-eyed mullet at selected times.

LOCH RIVER – NOOJEE:

Last stocked in 1969, this fast flowing stream with mud, sand and gravel bottom contains many small brown trout, some fish to 600g, black fish and spiny freshwater crayfish
Location: Out of Noojee on the Loch Valley Road

MACALISTER RIVER – LICOLA

The Macalister River is regularly stocked to ensure good fishing in season. It therefore offers some of Victoria’s best trout fishing. Easy access by vehicle to most of the river.

MCLENNANS STRAITS – HOLLANDS LANDING/SECOMBE

Boat fishing for bream, perch and mullet in the McLennans Straits with ramps at Secombe and Hollands Landing, offers anglers to opportunity to enjoy some of the best fishing in Gippsland.

NARRACAN LAKE – MOE (KNOW AS YALLOURN STORAGE DAM)

Very muddy and contains mainly carp up to 5kg, average size 1kg and some brown trout to 500g, redfin and goldfish.
Location: North of Moe and Newborough. Travel via either Moore Street Moe or John Field Drive Newborough

NARRACAN CREEK – THORPDALE TO LAKE NARRACAN

Contains brown trout average 350g, eels, small black fish and spiny freshwater crayfish. Small mud and gravel bottom stream.
Location: Take Moe-Thorpdale Road (Coalville Road) from roundabout

NINETY MILE BEACH

Surf fishing for bream, salmon, flathead, flounder, shark, snapper and tailor can be done along the 100kms of this beautiful beach. The Australia Day weekend in January sees the annual Ninety Mile Beach surf fishing contest.

PIONEER CREEK – NOOJEE

Contains brown trout average 320g average 100g, eels, small black fish and spiny freshwater crayfish.
Location: Off Yarra Junction Road

BUNTON’S BRIDGE – THOMSON RIVER

Small but fast running creek containing ell and trout. Good for fly and spin
Location: Turn right as you are coming into Walhalla; Maiden Town Track

CARINGAL SCOUT CAMP – TYERS JUNCTION (WESTERN TYERS RIVER BRANCH)

Contains trout and eel.
Location: Before Erica o the Moe-Erica Road, 22 kms from Moe

COOPERS CREEK

Contains brown and rainbow trout
Location: Coopers Creek Road, Tyers-Walhalla Road

HAWTHORN CREEK – NOOJEE

TRIBUTARY OF THE LATROBE RIVER

Contains eels to 800g, river blackfish to 100g, small brown trout to 250 g and spiny freshwater crayfish
Location: Take the Neerim North Road 3 km east of Noojee on Baw Baw Road, or Neerim North Road just north of Neerim Junction

LATROBE RIVER – LAKE NARRACAN WALL TO POWER STATION WALL

Muddy bottom, deep and dirty water which contains carp to 4.5kg and a few brown trout and eels.
LATROBE RIVER – NOOJEE TO LAKE NARRACAN WALL:
Fast flowing, clear stream with mud, sand and gravel bottom. Contains mainly brown trout to 700g and blackfish. Also contains eels, tench, redfin, spiny freshwater crayfish and carp. Best fishing is in spring and autumn.

PORT ALBERT

Shark, Mullet, Flounder, Garfish, Flathead and Snapper are the specialties of this region. Fishing charters are available also estuary fishing and angling from jetties.

RAINBOW CREEK – HEYFIELD

Contains carp, eels, rainbow trout and redfin.
Location: South of town on Toongabbie Road

RINTOULS CREEK – TYERS

Contains eels to 600g, black fish to 130g, tupong and brown trout to 300g.
Location: Approximately 12 km north of Tyers on Walhalla Road

SOUTH CASCADE CREEK – THOMSON RESERVOIR

Anglers should check with PARKS Victoria on 131 963 before fishing this area due to some restrictions.
Contains small brown trout and rainbow trout.
Location: Approximately 22 km north of Rawson

TANJIL RIVER – WILLOW GROVE

Clear and fast flowing stream with numerous small brown trout up to 680g, average 120g. Also contains a few smaller rainbow trout and carp.
Location: Above Blue Rock Lake

TANJIL RIVER – WILLOW GROVE

Mainly brown trout up to 780g, average 150g. Also contains a few smaller rainbow trout, abundant blackfish, freshwater Cray fish, carp, eels and tupong.
Location: Above Blue Rock Lake

TARAGO RIVER & RESERVOIR – NEERIM SOUTH

Contains black fish, brown and rainbow trout, eels and redfin. Some brown trout to 3 kg.
Location: Turn left into Elton road at Neerim from Warragul/Noojee Road

THOMSON RIVER – BELOW COWWAR WEIR

Contains blackfish, brown and rainbow trout, carp, conga eels, eels, goldfish, mulloway, tupong and crayfish.

THOMSON RIVER BRIDGE – HORSESHOE TUNNEL

Contains trout, black fish and in season, freshwater crayfish.

TOORONGO RIVER – NOOJEE

Fast flowing clear stream with mud, sand and gravel bottom. Contains mainly brown trout and blackfish.
Location: Approximately 5 kms east of Noojee on Mt Baw Baw Road

 

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