Fly Fishing | Victoria | Toorongo River

Fishery 4 Rating

Waterway Type

River
River

Catchment

West Gippsland catchment

Target Species

brown troutbrown trout
rainbow troutrainbow trout

Fly Fishing Highlights

  • Summer grasshopper feeders
  • Caddis hatches on a warm still evening

Target Species - Seasons

brown troutjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
rainbow troutjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

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

Early and late in the season when the river is high and flowing cold it provides anglers with very good nymph fishing. Once the water warms and there is more insect activity, this river becomes one of the best dry fisheries in the state. The river is generally shallow and has a nice pace of water to it, so dry fly fishing blind is a great way to approach this stream. When the paddocks in the lower section dry off over summer, the hoppers will be pushed to rivers edge where the trout will be waiting, this means fishing a hopper blind up the lower section of the Toorongo from late January onwards is also a great option.

Access

This river has some very good public access, there is bridge access along the Toorongo Valley Road and through the campgrounds below the Toorongo Falls. Please be mindful of the private properties along this river and only access it via bridges or public access. Once you are in the river you can fish your way up at your leisure.

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 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
#14 – 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
Rusty Brown Dunbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Grasshopperbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

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