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River fishing

If you haven't experienced the peace and tranquillity of fishing the rivers of the Gippsland high country, you're in for a treat. The rivers of Gippsland grow from small mountain streams to wide, slow flowing rivers as they approach the sea. With unique access to the High Country from the eastern side, Gippsland is the perfect place to start river fishing.

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River fishing

Tanjil River

<p>Near Blue Rock Lake in West Gippsland, Tanjil River is a hotspot for brown and rainbow trout. You can work either branch of the river with lures, plastics and fly. Most of the trout are under one kilogram, so use a light rig to ensure you can catch them.</p>

Avon River

<p>This river produces both large pools and sandy shallow beach areas for the young anglers to try their luck. Target species include eels, carp, redfin and bass with a few small trout. Options include lure fishing, soft plastics and baits such as worms.</p>

Mitchell River

<p>Mitchell River boasts kilometres of accessible river bank with great road access to chase bream, mullet and eels. The best option is a bait like worms, bardi grubs or prawns as you get closer to the lakes. You can fish all day with evening and morning best.</p>

Nicholson River

<p>Though the fish in this area can sometimes be fickle, it is well worth the challenge. There are plenty of boat options with great fishing in amongst the sticks at the mouth and all along the bank.</p>

Mitta Mitta River

<p>This major Murray River tributary provides some of Australia's best fresh water fishing, with great options for fly fishing, lure and baits. Overcast conditions or early/late in the day when the trout are active works best. </p>

Marlo (Snowy River)

<p>Where the Snowy River meets the sea, the estuary provides sheltered fishing year-round. You'll find bream, luderick and the occasional Australian bass upstream. Try a prawn down at the mouth on a running rig with a rising tide for best results.</p>

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