Located less than an hour from Melbourne, Millbrook Lakes is Victoria’s premier private stillwater fishery. With large Brown and Rainbow trout available across numerous impoundments including the superb Cabin Lake, it also provides year round water front accommodation and professional guiding team with access to over twenty lakes in the region.
Sight casting opportunities are the highlight, with tailing fish in the shallows and cruising fish in the margins feeding on midge, caddis, mayfly hatches in the Spring, twilight mudeye migrations in Summer and Autumn smelters.
Averaging 2-4lb’s, many fish in excess of 7lb’s in perfect condition are landed throughout the year, perfect for beginner to advanced Fly Fishermen looking for a weekend city escape or mid-week fly fishing fix.
Millbrook has two private log cabins, nestled beneath towering gum trees, with exclusive lake access a few steps from the front door.
Accommodating up-to ten guests with river rock open fires, fly tying benches, high red gum timber beams, kitchen facilities, spa bath and lounge areas, its very well equipped for couples or groups combining a retreat environment with great Fly Fishing access.
Each has an outdoor BBQ with lake views, rod storage racks and the quaint town of Gordon only a few minutes away for self catering cooking supplies or your stay can be fully catered. The Gold Rush city of Ballarat is only 20 minutes away, with the ability to also stay in nearby Daylesford there are numerous accommodation options for multi-day Fly Fishing escapes.
The Fly Fishing options at Millbrook are endless with guiding packages customised to suit every situation, from a single angler on a day visit, to a group of friends staying for a week.
With renowned guide team including Mark and Phil Weigall, it’s a great learning environment and their knowledge of fishing the lakes over twenty years ensuring great opportunities each day.
The approach varies throughout the year with prolific midge hatches, mayfly spinners, beetle hatches, caddis, smelt and mudeye’s providing ideal Fly Fishing on five and six weight outfits.
With a huge variety of private lakes to choose from within fifteen minutes of Cabin Lake, you are able to fish numerous locations in one day to suit your preferences and various hatches taking place.
All gear can be supplied or you can bring your own, with the option of self-guided fishing also available on Cabin Lake.
As per all Fly Odyssey bookings, we will provide you with a comprehensive and detailed pre-trip fly fishing guide prior to departure.
Millbrook is easily accessible from Melbourne to the Gordon turn-off on the Western Freeway heading towards Ballarat. Travel time to Cabin Lake is approximately 60 minutes or if flying into Melbourne, airport transfers can be arranged for multi-day trips.
With Dalyesford and Ballarat nearby, Millbrook is also perfect for day visits with plenty of non-angling options and activities available in the region.
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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 Melbourne will ensure you are well looked after both on and off the water.
This includes extended stays in Ballarat, Daylesford, The Great Ocean Road and throughout Victoria.
Please enquire for the latest rates and availability, including information on any applicable special offers.
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Our knowledge of travel logistics saves you time, and our highly experienced team is here to ensure its spent on the water and not at the desk or on a long flight connection that you didn’t require. Since 2006 we have developed a valued client-base that has travelled to all corners of the globe.
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On the fishing front, our extensive expertise and experience around prime seasons, species, moon-phases, tides and personalised customer service is centred around one principal – preparation. This includes detailed gear and equipment lists, the fly patterns, transfer details, up-to date fishing reports and some of the finer aspects that can often be overlooked.
We travel extensively and understand that your free-time is important. Just as we all understand from experience, that the key to a successful trip is pre-trip preparation.
Our highly experienced team has fly fished the world for the last 25 years, and we understand the considerations and gear needed to turn a good fly fishing trip into a great one.
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Location: One hour from Melbourne
Private Lakes: With Brown and Rainbow Trout
Season: All year round
Accommodation: Log Cabins
Ideal for: Beginner to Advanced Fly Fishermen
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