Fly Fishing | Victoria | Mitta Mitta River (Upper)

Fishery 4.7 Rating

Waterway Type

River
River

Catchment

North-East Murray catchment

Target Species

brown troutbrown trout
rainbow troutrainbow trout

Fly Fishing Highlights

  • Big mayfly hatches including the Kosciuszko Dun
  • Sensational evening rises to caddis and mayfly
  • Summer grasshopper fishing

Target Species - Seasons

brown troutjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
rainbow troutjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

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



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Fishing

The Mitta fishes well season long, the early season the water is very cold so nymph fishing is a must and is very productive. As the water warms through spring the river sees some very good mayfly hatches. The warmth of summer brings on big caddis hatches and beetle falls, and as the summer progresses grasshoppers start to emerge and the fish key onto them. Through autumn you can expect to see trickles of smaller mayfly hatching as well as a mix of other insects such as midge. The varied water types in this river allows anglers to fish a wide range of techniques, dry fly and nymph fishing are best, however fishing streamers and wet flies also producing lots of fish, including some of the bigger ones.

Access

Access to the Mitta Mitta and Big River is plentiful. There are many tracks from the Omeo Highway (C543) that will lead you to great water on the river.

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

Flies

Royal Wulffbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Pheasant Tail Nymphbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Stimulatorbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Rusty Brown Dunbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Pink Tag Jig Nymphbrown trout
rainbow trout
#14 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Grasshopperbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Woolly Bugger - blackbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 12janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Hare and Copper Nymphbrown trout
rainbow trout
#14 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

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