Fly Fishing | Victoria | King Parrot Creek

Fishery 2.7 Rating

Waterway Type

Creek
Creek

Target Species

brown troutbrown trout
rainbow troutrainbow trout

Fly Fishing Highlights

  • Late summer grasshopper fishing
  • Rising fish to mayfly, caddis, midge etc in the flatter water season long
  • Early season nymph fishing when many other rivers are high and dirty

Target Species - Seasons

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Note: species & seasonal information is indicative at the time of publishing.
For authoritative information visit https://vfa.vic.gov.au or other relevant jurisdictional authorities.



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Fishing

This stream provides good fishing opportunities year long, the fish are small to medium sized and are very willing to eat a fly. There is a healthy mix of insect life in and around the river and you can expect to see hatches of mayfly, caddis, midge as well as ant, beetle and grasshopper falls. The rivers size and depth lends itself to a range of techniques, early and late in the season when the water is high the nymph fishing is good, nymph below dry is a great technique for this river. You will find that because the water is not overly deep there are fish happy to rise to a dry fly all season long, opening day of the 2019 season in the slightly high and coloured water there were rising trout all through the flat/ calmer pools between Flowerdale and Hazeldene. Late spring into summer be ready to fish dry flies as the water can get quite low without rainfall, you can expect to see rising fish to a range of food sources throughout the river so keep your eyes peeled. As the summer goes on fish will be expecting to see grasshoppers falling off the many grassy banks onto the water on warm windy days, so this is the perfect time to fish you big dry flies.
Note: you encounter the endangered Macquarie perch whilst fishing this river, if you happen to catch this species please take care and return it to the water safely as they are a protected species.

Access

River access along King Parrot Creek is excellent. There are large sections of the river that run alongside the Broadford-Flowerdale Rd (C382) and the Whittlesea-Yea Rd (C725). The middle section of the river is most suitable to fly fishing as it has a nice mixture of current, structure and is not too overgrown. Fishing above and below the townships of Flowerdale and Hazeldene would be a great place to start for someone fishing this river for the first time.

Note: access information is indicative at the time of publishing.
For authoritative information visit https://vfa.vic.gov.au or other relevant jurisdictional authorities.

Flies

Royal Wulffbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Pheasant Tail Nymph - tungsten beadbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Parachute Mayflybrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 18janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
CDC Caddisbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Elk Hair/ Deer Hair Caddisbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Grasshopperbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Pink Tag Nymphbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Hares Ear Nymph - tungsten beadbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 18janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Red Tagbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Royal Humpybrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

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