Located within two hours drive north east of Melbourne in the Great Dividing Range the Marysville and Rubicon Valley regions are home to some outstanding water fly fishing.
Including famous rivers such as the Steavenson, Acheron, Howqua, Jamieson, Taggerty, Narbethong and Rubicon rivers which are ideal for single day or short stay visits.
With prolific numbers of Brown trout in small to medium sized rivers and streams, this area is ideal for beginner to intermediate fly fishermen, in a picturesque sub-alpine setting. Perfect for light 2 to 3 weight rods fishing small pocket water, overhangs, snags and riffles, casting accuracy here is paramount to success.
And with great lodging and expert guiding available, it’s a great destination!
For short stays in the region there are a number of lodging options in Marysville, including Bed and Breakfast cottages and the stunning Wilderness Lodge which opened in 2020.
Catering up-to four anglers this modern lodging has all the amenities you need for a great stay, fully self-contained with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. With an outdoor deck and views down the river valley, indoors the wood fire and lounge area provides a relaxing stay.
Guided day trips with private transfers from Melbourne are available including all fly fishing gear, tackle, waders, packed lunch and tuition.
The rivers and streams in the Marysville and Rubicon Valley regions are ideal for refining casting accuracy, fishing small twig-waters with #2-3 weight outfits and prolific numbers of small brown and rainbow trout available.
September through June are the best months with a variety of methods successful including czech nymphing, small dry flies and standard nymphing techniques.
Stimulator or Hopper patterns work well in the summer months including Elk Hair Caddis and Royal Wulff patterns when moth species are present. Generalist nymphs such as pheasant tails and flashbacks under a dry fly when searching for fish also works well.
Floating lines with 9 foot tapered leaders are ideal, while short casts are only required, making this area idea for beginner fly fishermen.
As per all Fly Odyssey bookings, we will provide you with a comprehensive and detailed pre-trip fly fishing guide prior to your departure.
Marysville is two hours from Melbourne via Healesville. Guided private transfers from Melbourne are available for day trips or Wilderness lodge stays.
If arriving into the Melbourne domestic or international airports, transfers can also be arranged to suit your schedule with travel times to the CBD approximately twenty minutes.
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Our tailored fly fishing and accommodation itineraries are designed with you in mind to suit your preferences. They are also quoted in your local currency with very favourable exchange rates.
Fly Odyssey have access to the best guiding and lodging rates, suitable tides and updated availability to this destination which can vary throughout the season.
This includes flight bookings, transit accommodation, transfers and a host of non-angling activities and experiences.
We specialise in group stays to the region, and our long involvement with our partners on the ground in Victoria will ensure you are well looked after both on and off the water.
This includes extended stays in Melbourne, Ballarat, Gippsland or the Great Ocean Road.
Please enquire for the latest rates and availability, including information on any applicable special offers.
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Location: Two hours north east of Melbourne, Victoria
Species: Brown and Rainbow trout
Ideal for: Beginner to Intermediate Fly Fishermen
Small Water: With #2 to #3 weight rods
Picturesque: Sub-Alpine setting with lodging available
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