Fly Fishing | Victoria | Steavenson River

Fishery 4.3 Rating

Waterway Type

River
River

Catchment

Goulburn catchment

Target Species

brown troutbrown trout
rainbow troutrainbow trout

Fly Fishing Highlights

  • Some of the best early season nymph fishing in the state
  • Summer grasshopper and big dry fly fishing
  • Evening rises of caddis and mayfly

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 Steavenson River fishes very well all season long. You get a lovely mix of fishing throughout the season, the combination of rainbow and brown trout means you get fish holding in lots of different water types. Early in the season the river is high and clear and is perfect for nymphing, as the river height falls and the water warms the fish start looking to feed on dries. There is a wide range of insect activity you can expect to encounter on this river, so be prepared for anything. Mayfly and caddis hatches are most common, but you will also get ant and beetle falls, midge, grasshoppers and more.

Access

There is great access for this river all the way from Marysville, to where it flows into the Acheron River in Buxton. There is good angler access and great fishing at all of the road bridges on the Buxton-Marysville Rd (C508).

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 Stimulatorbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Parachute Adamsbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Elk Hair/ CDC Caddisbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Red Tagbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Hot Spot Pheasant Tail Nymphbrown trout
rainbow trout
#14 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Hare and Copper Nymphbrown trout
rainbow trout
#14 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Pink Tag Jig Nymphbrown trout
rainbow trout
#14 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Squirmy or San Juan Wormbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Copper John - Olivebrown trout#14 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

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